My favorite stories use pizza, dim sum or antique slot machines to explore culture, economics and environmental changes.
Pescadero’s farmworkers can’t afford the food they’re growing for the Peninsula
In Squires & Corrie Slot Machines, San Mateo has forced out a treasure most residents never knew they had
How Dim Sum Legend Koi Palace Preserves the Legacy of Cantonese Banquet Culture
Why a Palo Alto real estate CEO risked his life and marriage to find a cure for cancer
Why Sweet Farm fled Half Moon Bay for the East Coast with its llamas, piglets and turkeys in tow
The 84-year-old Wing Fat Chinese Restaurant is closing. Many families are losing a home.
How a home and YouTube-trained chef opened a Khmer pop-up drawing customers from around the country
12 can’t-miss items at Eataly Silicon Valley, according to an Italian food expert
Why the owner of Burlingame’s Rasa gave up a Michelin star
Beachside coffee caravan finds a fitting home inside a Menlo Park luxury hotel
The chef at one of the Peninsula’s only Maya restaurants doesn’t stick to his mother’s recipes
World Pizza Champions competitor brings Detroit and New York-style pies to the Stanford campus
What the Woodside author behind The Forest Feast learned from road-tripping across California
A Next-Gen Tea Company Blends Vietnamese American Memories to Create New Flavors
How bittersweet memories shape Shekoh Confections’ daring chocolates
Who Will Be There for the Neighborhood Pho Shop?
Where to Eat and Drink at Milpitas Square, a Chinese Mall in the Heart of Silicon Valley
el Alto chef Traci Des Jardins wishes she had led a Mexican food movement
Meet the man hunting down how Silicon Valley’s billionaires are spending every dollar
How Stanford med student Grace D. Li is handling becoming a bestselling author overnight
‘Nobody identifies (our cookbooks) as Asian first’: The Palo Alto couple behind Nom Nom Paleo is showcasing the foods they want to eat
How the Peninsula’s pastrami experts at The Refuge were inspired by French fine dining
As a full-time reporter at Embarcadero Media, the Peninsula Bay Area’s award-winning newsgroup, I wrote the Peninsula Foodist newsletter, feature stories and daily food news.
My newsletters included personal essays on topics ranging from the parallels between restaurant cooking and local journalism to how food media isn’t paying enough attention to the most important issues.
- Goodbye from the Foodist
- How to read a restaurant like a book
- How local reporting led me to a Ph.D. program
- Food media isn’t paying enough attention to the most important issues.
- Does the Peninsula have any signature dishes?
- The Foodist isn’t a food critic
- What does ‘cooking with love’ even mean?
- I’m burnt out on food trucks and food festivals. Maybe I shouldn’t be.
- Why the most interesting part of a restaurant opening isn’t the food
- Introducing a community to a (not so) new cuisine
- What happens when you grow up eating everything in the Bay Area?
- Meet your new Foodist
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