Essays

My Cast-Iron, Myself
How caring for my cast-iron pan taught me to better care for myself.
Bon Appétit (September 26, 2017)

A Place For Her Spoons
How discovering the world’s largest collection of spoons caused me to reflect on my own idiosyncratic souvenir spoon collection.
New Jersey Monthly (September 2017)

Finding Family at Wegmans Grocery Store
Looking back on memories of working for Wegmans as a teenager, and how it was, in short, a dream job.
The Kitchn (July 19, 2017)

The Way of Tea
I spent a month learning the Japanese tea ceremony, only to find it was about everything but tea.
Table Matters (April 10, 2014)
Association of Food Journalists 2015 Award Finalist

On the Line
Now that we have Google, who still needs a telephone holiday helpline?
Table Matters (November 11, 2013)

Spoon-fed Memories
I thought my souvenir collection was pointless. But then I thought again.
Washington Post (November 20, 2011)

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