I’m a food and travel writer and novelist based in Washington, D.C. and Paris. A regular contributor to the New York Times’ Travel section, my articles have also appeared in Condé Nast Traveler, the Washington Post, Vogue.com, Food52, BonAppétit.com, Best American Travel Writing 2017, The New York Times: Footsteps, and other publications. To read some of my recent work, take a look at my clips here.
My new novel, The Lost Vintage, is a USA Today bestseller and Indie Next pick. I’ve also written a memoir, Mastering the Art of French Eating – which was an Amazon best book of 2013, and winner of the Elle readers prize – and a novel, Kitchen Chinese, which Publishers Weekly called “a great start for a writer with much promise.” I’m also the author of Instantly French, a French cookbook for the Instant Pot and other multifunctional electric pressure cookers. My books have been translated into eleven languages.
As the recipient of a James Beard Foundation culinary scholarship, I studied in Bologna, Italy, an experience that forged a love of lasagne with béchamel sauce, and prohibitively expensive balsamic vinegar. I have also earned the Level 2 Award in Wine & Spirits with distinction from the Wine and Spirits Education Trust (WSET).
I currently live in Paris and Washington, D.C., but have called many other places home, including Orange County, California, New York City, and Beijing, China. My husband’s diplomatic career brings frequent international moves, as well as lots of fresh material (and occasional angst) to write about, and we always have another relocation on the horizon.
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