Ah, the contrived bio:
I grew up slurping milkshakes and chomping cheeseburger deluxes at my grandpa’s aluminum-sided New Jersey diner. At home, I remember lifting the choice corner bits of homemade spanakopita into my eager, toddler’s grip.
I am a graduate of UNC-Chapel Hill’s School of Journalism and Mass Communication. My primary medium for storytelling is through food journalism that focuses on the personalities behind the food and, consequently, their stories. I am particularly interested in the cultural symbolism associated with food and the fight for fair food access and sustainable food systems.
A strange fire in my belly has led me to hike Mexican pyramids with a backpack full of fresh pork rinds and orange soda, to herd goats in the southern hills of Portugal and to interrupt bazaar-haggling with an underwhelming bite of boiled sheep’s brain off a street cart in Marrakech. I speak fluent Spanish and Greek. I can also speak my coffee order in a special, very American-who-speaks-Spanish version of Portuguese. In 2011, I finally learned how to drive a tractor. Thanks, North Carolina.
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