Musings from the crossroads of time, place and the kitchen table.
Food touches every nook and cranny of our lives. So expect to find:
Pennsylvania born, Florida bred. I grew up surrounded by a disorderly mix of Southern, Cuban, Quebecois and Ashkenazi Jewish cuisines. After college, I spent 10 years eating my way through Chicago. Then, in 2016, I moved to Ukraine where I was moved by the skill and passion of home cooks. This started my ongoing interest in the foods of Ukraine including how hundreds of years of shifting borders and displaced people have influenced modern Ukrainian foodways.
Since 2001, I’ve also wandered through food scene of over 200 cities, across 28 countries and 32 US states. Between plane tickets I spent a few years as a chocolatier, a year learning the secrets behind Americanized Chinese food, a stint as a gelato maker, and half a decade sampling my way through the spirits industry.
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