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Eating Words: On Telling Cross-Cultural Stories

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Attention, food writers! I’ll be speaking tomorrow at Eating Words Philadelphia, a one-day conference sponsored by Edible Philly magazine, at the Free Library’s Center for Culinary Literacy. The event will bring together editors, writers, photographers, recipe developers and more to talk about the business of food publishing. My […]

Word Watch at The Establishment

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If there’s one thing common to all editors, it’s that we all hold lots of strong opinions about language. I’m no exception. The brilliant women at The Establishment, a new media outlet funded and run by women, have decided to give me a platform to write about language, usage, terms […]

Local Mouthful podcast interview

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When I’m not editing, you’ll usually find me eating meatballs– or at least writing or talking about it. Our family hosts Friday Night Meatballs, a weekly spaghetti dinner that brings a whole range of people to our table for dinner and conversation. I wrote an article about it last year for […]

Video: A Conversation with Boots Riley

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On August 25, hip-hop artist, writer, and filmmaker Boots Riley visited Philadelphia’s Wooden Shoe Books to discuss his book Tell Homeland Security- We Are the Bomb, newly released from Haymarket Books. I had the honor of interviewing him before a standing-room-only crowd. He talked about youth activism, the relationship between race and class, making music, […]

Interview with Southern California Public Radio

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I wrote about the surprising history of Jell-O salad for Serious Eats this week. The NPR show Take Two, at KPCC in Los Angeles, enjoyed it and was kind enough to invite me on the radio. I’ll be talking with them tomorrow, Friday, August 21, about Jell-O salad, women’s labor, the […]