I am an American freelance journalist.
I've written stories for VICE, NPR, Bon Appetit, Eater, LA Weekly, Los Angeles Times, Town and Country, Village Voice, BBC, CNN, CBS Los Angeles, First We Feast, Food Network, Time Out Los Angeles, Serious Eats, Bold Italic, KCET, Food 52, Brit + Co, USA Today, Discover Los Angeles, and others.
I've contributed to several Fodor's Los Angeles guides and wrote the food and beverage sections for Louis Vuitton's Taipei guidebook.
My beat is sustainable food systems, indigenous tribes, food forests, seafood traceability, and environmental justice. I am a certified Permaculture Designer and spent six weeks on a farm in the jungle of Costa Rica living off-the-grid, practicing what I preach.
I write a lot about Chinese food and culture. So far, I've visited and written about 17 provincial-level administrative units in China. In 2016, I backpacked to a dozen in nine months. In 2017, I gave a TEDx talk on my China trip. I have been interviewed by the Travel Channel, the New York Times, CBS, and BBC on my work with Chinese cuisine.
Based in Los Angeles, mostly on the road. Fluent in Mandarin Chinese. All photos are shot by yours truly.
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