I’m a writer, reporter, and video correspondent focusing on global urban culture with an emphasis on food and drink.
After years reporting in Asia, I moved to New York City to cover politics for New York Magazine and write about the city’s food and booze. Now in Los Angeles, I focus on the cuisine of the area’s underreported immigrant communities and produce a podcast about food and eating through the ages, Devouring Time.
Investigative stories shining a light on underreported aspects of life around the world.See articles
Trend pieces, reviews, and investigations on all the stuff that makes life worth living: food, drinks, travel, fashion, entertainment, and nightlife.See Articles
My work in front of the camera reporting on the weird and wonderful, and sometimes scary.See Videos
On tour with rock bands in Beijing, staying up all night in Hong Kong, crashing an illegal fight club, undercover in One Direction’s inner sanctum, first-person reporting, rants, opinion pieces, and everything that won’t fit anywhere else.See more
Home and Hunger is an on going food blog that asks the question Can you eat your way back home again? A series of observations, cravings, and grievances on American food culture from the perspective of a recovering expatriate.Home and Hunger
Last December, Patrick Freeling, a game warden with the California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW), was in his office in...READ MORE
In the 1950s, America was the land of dreams. American culture was in the ascendancy, but to many around the world...READ MORE
Podcasting is booming. In Los Angeles, its growing influence is obvious everywhere: many nights a week local theatres host live, often...READ MORE
From coast to coast in the United States, there is a sense that a new day is dawning for Chinese cuisine....READ MORE
Every winter, US food writers compile their predictions for food trends in the coming year – and every year at least...READ MORE
Fremont, which finds itself on the north-easternmost verge of Silicon Valley and is the largest suburb in the San Francisco Bay...READ MORE