I'm the author of the critically acclaimed memoir The Bread and the Knife: A Life in 26 Bites (2018). After a decade as an acquisitions editor at Viking Penguin, and another as a travel writer and book critic, I began the new and exciting venture of helping clients capture their voice and their inspiration in book form. My proposals and books have been sold to Big Five publishers. Earlier, my articles and essays were published in the New York Times, the New York Times Sunday Magazine, Food & Wine, and O. For fifteen years, I was a regular contributor to the New York Times Book Review. My essays have been anthologized in Mommy Wars and Eat Memory: Great Writers at the Table.