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. 

I write a lot about Chinese food and culture. My goal is to eventually eat at all the provincial-level administrative units in China. There are 34 official ones. So far, I've visited 17. In 2016, I backpacked to a dozen in nine months. In 2017, I gave a TEDx talk on my China trip.

I am interested in sustainable food systems, 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. 

Based in Los Angeles, mostly on the road. Fluent in Mandarin Chinese. All photos are shot by yours truly. 

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