I wrote a guide to Logan Square, a neighborhood in Chicago, for Bon Appetit. The month that this article was published, my editor did an event in Chicago and was confronted by a few locals. One young, good-looking guy said “nice piece on Logan Square—but it’s five years too late.” Then an elderly woman stood up and said “what’s Logan Square?”

I wrote a guide to Logan Square, a neighborhood in Chicago, for Bon Appetit. The month that this article was published, my editor did an event in Chicago and was confronted by a few locals. One young, good-looking guy said “nice piece on Logan Square—but it’s five years too late.” Then an elderly woman stood up and said “what’s Logan Square?”

Here’s a random blog post from 2012. I wrote it when Charlie Trotter closed his restaurant, and Time Out Chicago unearthed it when Trotter passed away. I’ve written a lot of about Charlie, but this post, which I remembering firing off under a tight deadline, packs in everything I have to say about the guy.

Here’s a random blog post from 2012. I wrote it when Charlie Trotter closed his restaurant, and Time Out Chicago unearthed it when Trotter passed away. I’ve written a lot of about Charlie, but this post, which I remembering firing off under a tight deadline, packs in everything I have to say about the guy.

In the summer of 2013 Bon Appetit asked me to write a few stories about America’s new obsession with vegetables. The stories were collected in a gorgeous package under the headline The Vegetable Revolution. Unfortunately the great images and layout didn’t really translate to the web. (Oh well. Fuck the web.)

In the summer of 2013 Bon Appetit asked me to write a few stories about America’s new obsession with vegetables. The stories were collected in a gorgeous package under the headline The Vegetable Revolution. Unfortunately the great images and layout didn’t really translate to the web. (Oh well. Fuck the web.)

Every year my friend Jessica and her sister throw a dumpling-making party for the Chinese New Year. In 2007, I turned that idea into an entertaining story for Every Day With Rachael Ray. The story looked fantastic in print (despite everything going wrong at the photo shoot); the online version is pretty much just the recipes I developed.

Every year my friend Jessica and her sister throw a dumpling-making party for the Chinese New Year. In 2007, I turned that idea into an entertaining story for Every Day With Rachael Ray. The story looked fantastic in print (despite everything going wrong at the photo shoot); the online version is pretty much just the recipes I developed.