I’m a writer based in Montana and, at times, in southern Greece.
I have a passion for the culture and history of the food and agriculture of the eastern Mediterranean. I am also fascinated by the intersections between food and the environment.
My work has taken me by foot into the mountains of the Peloponnese Peninsula to find one of the last producers of an ancient cheese, to Italy to interview the founder of the international Slow Food movement, to the eastern Aegean to research the mysterious mastic tree and the culture and villages it spawned. I recently traveled to the poverty-stricken Arizona–Mexico borderlands to write about an extraordinary group of people working to restore the region’s economy by repairing habitat for more than 900 species of wild pollinators.
From 2011 through 2014, I wrote about Greek foodways on my blog The Shepherd and the Olive Tree. I'm not currently blogging, but the site is still available to view.
My work has been published by The Boston Globe, The Washington Post, The Art of Eating, AFAR, Modern Farmer, Oxford University Press and Scientific American through a partnership between the magazine and the Food & Environment Reporting Network, as well as many other outlets.
Thank you for visiting my website. I’d love to hear from you at firstname.lastname@example.org