Reporting and Feature Writing

My favorite stories use pizza, dim sum or antique slot machines to explore culture, economics and environmental changes.

a box of food is passed over a metal fence from a volunteer to a farmworker.
Photo by Adam Pardee
Photo by Patricia Chang
Photo by Devin Roberts


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

Peninsula Foodist

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.


Eater SF, KQED, The Six Fifty, Princeton Alumni Weekly, Palo Alto Weekly, The Almanac, Mountain View Voice, Redwood City Pulse