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.


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.