Welcome to my website! Here, you'll learn what I've been working on recently, gain instant access to a (not-quite-complete) archive of my past articles, and see what I've been blogging about.
The table setting David Cobb Craig and I created for Fishs Eddy's "Vintage Playstation,"
Spring cherry trees in Central Park, left; "Wynton Marsalis" Dutch tulip developed by florist David Beahm for the 20th anniversary of Jazz at Lincoln Center, right.
My blog Walking and Talking is about the various subjects I cover: culture, food, art, health and Japanese American life. I'll also be exploring my new neighborhood in New York City, the Upper East Side - uncharted territory after seven years in the West Village. To read my chef profiles and food and travel reviews for the web site Cravings, just click on the links at the bottom of my profile page.
Eating Disorders News is the PsychologyToday.com blog that I write with my co-author, Dr. Marcia Herrin. We've covered subjects as diverse as eating disorders in the United Arab Emirates, mealtime parenting tips from the movie Little Miss Sunshine, to the under-recognized problem of boys and eating disorders.
How to get on the fast track to restful slumber was the topic of my Wall Street Journal article Tossing and Turning at Bedtime. Other recent Journal articles include this one on ordering artisanal salumi online, Ordering New Twists on Old Country Tastes. The increasing popularity of workplace CSAs (Community Supported Agriculture), is the topic of Veggies Go Farm to Cubicle and in Cabinet Envy, I compare trends in kitchen cabinets across the country.
I was flattered to learn that my blog Walking and Talking has been named one of 100 Magnificent Sites for Chefs by CulinaryPrograms.net. W&T is included in the last section, "regional cuisine." Humbling to see that we come in after food stylists.
My review of psychologist Stephen Murphy-Shigematsu's new book, When Half is Whole: Multiethnic Asian Identities, appears here on Discover Nikkei. DN also re-published my Walking and Talking post Roger Shimomura, Artist, Collector. Other recent Walking and Talking posts include Tea and Terroir, on the French tea purveyor Palais des Thes.
I dropped in on a new haute food hall in TriBeCa for this Edible Manhattan article, and wrote about how butcher Jake Dickson weathered Hurricane Sandy. Other Edible stories include one on chef David Bouley's collaboration with an Osaka culinary institute at his kaiseki restaurant Brushstroke and my article on Japanese cookbook author Hiroko Shimbo's newest offering.
Asian Soul Food and the search for identity among Asian American chefs is the subject of my article for TheAtlantic.com; Stinky, Spicy, and Delicious: The Radical Reinvention of Asian American Food.
My most recent contributions to the website Cravings include interviews with restaurateurs Noah and Rae Bernamoff, whose Red Hook production facility was decimated by Hurricane Sandy, and another with visionary vegetarian chef Amanda Cohen. Plus tributes to dishes in Louisville, Kentucky. and in New York City, at Per Se, Crown, and Mile End Deli. To see what I ate in Chicago and Japan, check out these Cravings newsletters.