I'm a freelance writer based in Montgomery, Alabama...
I'm an avid cook and crazy about all food but get really giddy eating dishes and downing drinks made using things fresh and local. I'm really fond of small farms and farmers, adore chefs, and in addition to being passionate about anything eating-related, I'm instantly enamored of almost anything handmade, especially if it's crafted in the South. I'm envious of artists and photographers and enjoy discovering what makes them tick. I've also got a soft spot for Southern history and consider myself lucky to live in a place that's been the home of not just one, but several, world-changing events. I have written about almost every topic imaginable, but I'm happiest finding the perfect words to describe and share the stories of the above.
My articles have appeared in magazines and on websites including Garden & Gun, The Bitter Southerner, The Local Palate, Southern Living, American Profile, Alabama magazine, Paste magazine, Birmingham magazine, thekitchn.com, Travel & Leisure's website, okra magazine, Good Grit magazine Edible Lower Alabama, Georgia magazine, Alabama Journey, Southern Lady, Southern Traveler, al.com and rootsrated.com. I also write a monthly food column for Alabama Living magazine, and I'm the managing editor of the the Montgomery Business Journal, the Montgomery, Alabama, official Visitors Guide and Joy to Life magazine.
I also like to get involved and give back. I served as Chair of the fundraising “Armchair Auction” for The Alabama Shakespeare Festival (Alabama’s state theater) for multiple years and served on the board of ClefWorks. I’m currently a member of the Southern Foodways Alliance and the James Beard Foundation and am serving on the Board of Directors for Oyster South.
NEWS: My article on boucheries for The Local Palate is featured in the "Best Food Writing 2017" book (published October 2017), and my "Friends to Strangers" article for The Bitter Southerner is was a finalist for "best food and culture essay" in the 2017 Saveur magazine blog awards.