About me

I’m a third-generation journalist who has written about food for more than 35 years, in publications ranging from The Detroit News and Chicago Tribune to Cooking Light and Mother Earth News.

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I’m also the author of The Feast Nearby, a collection of essays and recipes from a year of eating locally on a very tight budget; and of A Garden of Unearthly Delights, which compared genetically modified foods in industrial agriculture with sustainable agriculture ideals.

I’m a Michigan native but now live in Arizona with Callebaut, a brown standard poodle, and Guffy, a pestilential cat. We all have thoughts on a wide variety of topics.