After a very circuitous career path, I’m finally doing just what I want to be doing: writing about characters through the lens of food.
I grew up in a family where the next meal was an ever-shifting but constant lodestar, where the pleasures of the table were paramount. Though initially I resisted focusing on food, my route has led me to see the New York restaurant world from many angles: watching as my family opened two wine-focused hubs; years of waitressing while I went on auditions as an actor; working as a publicist at a firm for restaurants and chefs; consulting on projects and dining out thoughtfully and religiously. Wanderlust and an obsession with culinary creativity and authenticity lures me away from my native New York more and more.
I contribute food and travel stories to WSJ. Magazine, T Magazine, Food & Wine, Cherry Bombe, Grey, Refinery 29, Conde Nast Traveler and more. Occasionally a special project gets its hooks in me, like the Metrograph Commissary–the restaurant in the Lower East Side cinema that opened in 2016, on which I consulted. I started a sporadic little wine and food series in my apartment: Morrell Salon, which will be resurrected in 2018.
Oh, and speaking of eating, I should eat my words about never opening my own restaurant since recently I did the unthinkable and opened a special spot with several partners in Fort Greene: Mettā. You can read a bit about it here.
If you’ve enjoyed your visit, I am very glad.