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As a bestselling author, editor, collaborator, and recipe developer, my travels have taken me into the worlds of book publishing, television production, and online content design and creation--from New York to Texas, Tennessee to California. My first books, the Arthur Avenue Cookbook and Chinatown New York, brought together my love for food, culture, everyday people's stories, and the exploration of constantly evolving New York City neighborhoods. In addition to positions at the Food Network and AOL, and clients such as Cooking.com/Target, I've enjoyed highly successful collaborations with chefs, helping them find their voice on the page, sharing countless adventures and great dishes along the way.
I'm also a longtime member of the Explorers Club, a Founder of Tucan, Terra Organics, and am Managing Partner|CMO for Terra Group Holdings, which provides sustainable solutions globally, with a mission to support Terra Conservation Initiatives.
With degrees in anthropology, art history, and the culinary arts, I keep exploring near and far, and still find it amazing that every obscure experience or piece of knowledge we collect has a way of becoming useful down the road in ways we could never have imagined at the time.