Over the past decade I’ve reviewed more than 1,000 restaurants – I’ve edited numerous Zagat Guides – and have experienced hundreds of hotels. I spend much of my time traveling the world in search of the newest and most exciting experiences for the likes of USA Today and DK Eyewitness Travel Guides.
How I Got Here
Soon after graduating college I landed a dream job working for New England Sports Network (NESN), where I helped coordinate homepages and online initiatives for the Boston Bruins and Boston Red Sox. After spending two years writing game reports and player features, I made the move to Citysearch and traded in bunts for bundt cakes and offsides for offal.
After a six-year run as Boston Editor, during which I made numerous local and national media appearances, I was offered a similar position with Zagat. This career path took me from top-notch gourmet spots to hole-in-the-wall hidden finds around the Boston area. My post-Zagat freelance life has been filled with a steady stream of notable freelance opportunities, most of which can be found on my portfolio page.
My relentless thirst for culinary knowledge has led me far beyond conventional dining options, and I am constantly on the lookout for new tastes and offbeat experiences. My travels have led me to sample manta ray tacos in Southern Baja, pig’s blood soup in Northern Thailand, and six different kinds of bananas in Brazil.
Not content with merely sampling Jamón Ibérico de Bellota, I have visited artisan Spanish purveyors to witness the production process, even getting involved by feeding acorns to black Iberian pigs. Recently, I’ve taken an interest in molecular gastronomy, going so far as to attend several lectures at Harvard, including one led by Ferran Adrià and José Andrés.
Relying heavily upon my network of friends and former classmates, I have been a frequent visitor to Europe, having lived in or extensively visited London, Paris, Amsterdam, Berlin, Zurich, and Copenhagen. I’ve visited 40 countries, spanning the globe from New Zealand to Sweden, Italy to Japan.
More About Me
An avid reader, I try (and often fail) to read the New York Times daily, and I love the New Yorker as well. Numerous dining sites and food blogs are often checked, and I do my best to stay on top of the dining scenes in major cities near and far. I find great calm in the kitchen and love to get my hands dirty working with fresh, raw ingredients; I’m a dedicated visitor to farmers markets and specialty purveyors around the globe.