I put on a chef jacket for the first time in 1988 and spent the next 13 years working in modern French restaurants in Ontario, including Le Bistingo, The Old Prune, and Rundles. My career was enriched by periods of international study with chefs like Lydia Shire at Biba in Boston and Ruth Rogers and Rose Gray at London's River Cafe.
I spent 20 years teaching young cooks at the Stratford Chef's School and George Brown.
I'm proud of the portfolio I've built since completing studies at the Humber School for Writers. Reporting stories and recipe development are my strengths. My work has appeared in the Washington Post, The Globe and Mail, CBC, Eater, and Fine Cooking magazine.
I am a socially active member of the North American food media community and have expertise in culinary history, feminism, and social justice issues in the restaurant business.
It's Time to Fix Toronto Food Culture. NOW magazine. Oct 2017
We're Not Quiet About Thanksgiving. Munchies. Oct 2016
Putting mental health on the menu. TVO. Jan 2016
Amidst the Smoke and Steam. Maisonneuve. Feb 2014
Glory Hole's Buttered Toast Doughnut. Bon Appetit. Jan 2013
Missing in Action. Macleans. Nov 2011