selected pieces


The Silent Epidemic Behind Nicaragua's Rum (VICE)
Inside the Lakota Sioux's Fight for Food Sovereignty (VICE)
The Unsung Story Of The Immigrants Who Brought Rice To California (GOOD) 
Taiwan Is Destroying Its High Mountain Tea Farms (VICE)
These Two Towns Are In A Bitter Feud Over A Cheese Taco (VICE)
These Secret To These Noodles Is An Obscure Chinese Desert Plant (VICE)
Why More Tibetan Nomads Are Going Vegetarian (VICE)
How America Killed Soymilk (Eater) 
How Los Angeles Became A Powerhouse For Chinese Food (First We Feast) 
San Gabriel Valley's Chinese Food Scene Is Moving Far East (LA Weekly)

ENVIRONMENT / Sustainablity 

The Future Of Tea Looks Bleak, Thanks To Climate Change (Eater)
How One Restaurant Owner Is Fighting For Her Tribe's Cuisine (Eater)
How a Grain and Legume Farmer Harvests Nutrition from the Soil (Civil Eats) 
How One Man Is Growing Tropical Fruit in The Rocky Mountains (VICE)
Inside La Lonja, Barcelona's Last Local Fish Market (Food52)
Why Isn't California Protecting Its Purple Hydrocorals? (KCET)
Inside the Galapagos Islands' First Organic Coffee Farm (VICE)
Meet The Couple Growing Tropical Supergreens In The Costa Rican Jungle (VICE)
In California, Squid Is Big Business. But Good Luck Eating Local Calamari (NPR)
This Art Group Installs Pick-Your-Own Fruit Parks Around Los Angeles (NPR) 
Why Two California Indian Tribes are Growing Their Own Food, and Why It Isn't Easy (KCET)
Inside The Food Forests Of The Amazon Rainforest (VICE)
Chinese Restaurants Are Still Some Of The Best Options For Live, Local Seafood (KCET)
As Fresh As It Gets: A Fish Market Run By Local Fishermen (KCET)
Is L.A.'s Hunger For Poke Ruining The Environment? (LA Weekly)
This Maine Chef Is Growing and Making Asian Food From Scratch (VICE)
We Can Feed The World With Kelp Forests (VICE)
Nonprofit Helps California's Asian-American Farmers Grow Their Business (NPR)
We Need To Pick More Mushrooms To Save Them (VICE)
Artist Paints With Algae To Highlight China's Toxic Waters (Mashable)
This Man Helped The Entire Country Of Bhutan Go Organic (VICE)
How To Kill Your Lawn and Grow A Food Forest in a Drought (VICE)
Taiwan's Last Traditional Fishing Village Is Running Out Of Fish (VICE)
This Taiwanese Company Makes Clothes Out Of Coffee Grounds (VICE)
China's Bamboo Bicycle Industry (Mashable) 
Fracking For Scallops Off Southern California's Oil Rigs (VICE)
These Taiwanese Businesses Are Turning Trash To Fuel And Violins (VICE)
How Teaching Goats to Change Their Diet Can Help Create Sustainable Dairy (VICE)


The Man Who Has Eaten At Over 6000 Chinese Restaurants (LA Weekly)
The Struggles Of Writing About Chinese Food As A Chinese Person (VICE)
How China’s Private Chateau Cuisine Landed on the Hottest Table in San Francisco (Eater)
China's Massive Earthen Fortresses Once Housed Up to 800 People (National Geographic)
How a Zombie Worm from Tibet Became an American Health Food Juggernaut (Bon Appetit)
6 Ancient Chinese Remedies That Defy Trendiness (Bon Appetit) 
How To Make Medicinal Honey Wine In The Jungle (VICE)
How Boba Became an Integral Part of Asian-American Culture in Los Angeles (LA Weekly) 
This San Francisco Restaurant Turns Whole Animals into Delicious Charcuterie (VICE)
Why We Don’t Eat California Spiny Lobsters (Even Though They Taste Better) (VICE)
Why Our Founding Fathers Adored Chinese Tea (VICE)
A Brief Guide To Fan Tuan, The Delicious Rice Rolls Of Taiwan (VICE)
How Volcano Boarding Transformed Nicaragua Tourism (Outside) 
This Town Produces The Best Peppercorns In China (VICE)
Hangzhou, Surrounded By Green Tea Fields, Is Also China's Silicon Valley (Food52)
How One of the World’s Hottest Cities Became a Hub for Grape Growing (VICE)
Why It's Harder Than You Think To Serve Local Seafood In California (VICE)
The Most Mesmerizing Bazaar in China Is Overflowing with Camel Milk and Sheep Stew (VICE)
Inside The Best Restaurant In Tibet (VICE)
What Is Yak Butter Tea Anyways? (Eater)
Foraging For Fish Mint In Rural Sichuan Is Smelly Business (VICE)
Inside The Goji Berry Capital of China (VICE)
How Taiwan Managed To Produce The World's Best Whisky (Town & Country) 
In China's City Of Yixing, Everyone Is Fluent In Pottery (Eater)
I Went To Beef Noodle Soup University (VICE)
Hangzhou, Surrounded By Green Tea Fields, Is Also China's Silicon Valley (Food52) 
Real Grass Jelly Doesn't Come Out Of A Can (VICE)
The Women Trying To Make Condoms Cute (VICE)
Foraging And Pig Hunting In Taiwan's Most Remote Village (VICE)
The Highs And Lows Of China's Fried Rice Capital (VICE)
Feasting With The Dead In The Mountains Of China (VICE)
This City Has Been Producing Ham For More Than 1000 Years (VICE) 
This Hostel Preserves Chinese Culinary Traditions In An Ancient Village (VICE) 
This City Has The Sweetest Food In All Of China (VICE)
Inside The Most Duck-Obsessed Country In China (VICE)
The Dragon Boat Festival Is An Excuse To Feast On Glutinous Rice Dumplings (VICE)
Pig Sashimi and Foraged Seaweed: Celebrating The Ocean With Taiwan's Indigenous Tribes (VICE)
Deep Inside Loveboat, Asia's Lesbian Oasis (VICE)
A Surprising Afternoon At The Shanghai Marriage Market (VICE)
Town Transforms Itself With Cartoon Murals (CNN)
Coffee Flavored Hot Springs and Sweet Potato Sauna (VICE)
A Honduran Coffee Chain With A Cause (Eater)
Eat An Iguana To Cure Your Hangover (VICE)
I Got Lost On A Volcano (Liberty Project)
Laoxi Noodle House Makes Dreamy Handmade Noodles (Eater)
A Working Micro-Farm In the Middle Of Pasadena (LA Weekly)
I Went Scuba Diving With Manta Rays (Liberty Project)
Why Everyone Should Go To Farm Camp (Liberty Project)
A Boba Database in Los Angeles (LA Weekly)
Chinese Restaurants Are Still Some Of The Best Options For Local, Live Seafood (KCET)
My Parents Aren't Crazy (xoJane)
Growing Up Chinese And Rich In The San Gabriel Valley (LA Weekly) 
This LA Woman Makes Cocktails In The Forest Out Of Foraged Shrubs (VICE)
A Fish Market Run By Local Fishermen (KCET)
Meet Erik Sun: Chef, Spearfisher, Entrepreneur (LA Weekly)
Reindeer Ice Cream and Horse Milk Are The Dairy Products Of Our Future (VICE)
Diving In A Beijing Yogurt Factory in Pomona (LA Weekly) 
Of Course There's A Stinky Tofu Factory In The SGV (LA Weekly)
At Yi-Mei Deli, You Choose What Goes Into Your Rice Roll (LA Times) 
An Illustrated History of Ramen (First We Feast)
Illustrated History of Barbecue in America (First We Feast)
Illustrated History of New Orleans (First We Feast)
Illustrated History Of Tex-Mex (First We Feast)
Illustrated History Of Americanized-Chinese Food (First We Feast)
Illustrated History of Low Country Cuisine (First We Feast)
Illustrated History Of Sushi (First We Feast)


A Regional Chinese Food Guide To Los Angeles (KCET)
50 Best Chinese Restaurants In the United States (CNN) 
Eight Edible Invasive Weeds That We Could Be Eating (KCET)
A Guide To Some Indigenous Foods Of California (KCET)
A Guide To The 14 Most Iconic Foods In Shanghai (VICE)
Around Taiwan's Food Capital In 19 Dishes (CNN) 
38 Essential Taipei Restaurants (Eater)
A Taste Of Nicaragua: Three Traditional Drinks (Eater)
Where To Drink Coffee In Taipei (Eater) 
10 Things I Learned Hiking Volcanoes (Tastemade) 
10 Best Chinese Restaurants in Los Angeles (LA Weekly)
10 Best Taiwanese Restaurants in Los Angeles (LA Weekly)
10 Best Handmade Noodle Restaurants In Los Angeles (LA Weekly) 
Welcome To Los Angeles: A Newcomers' Eating Tour (Food Network)
10 Great Speakeasies in Los Angeles (Bold Italic) 
Four Great Sichuan Restaurants in Los Angeles (Los Angeles Times) 
Lucky Chinese Dishes in Los Angeles (Discover Los Angeles) 
The Native Foods Of Los Angeles (The Bold Italic) 
Best Restaurants In The San Gabriel Valley (Time Out Los Angeles)