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For the past 15 years, I've written two weekly columns about food and drink--Wine Me Dine Me and Dining Out, a restaurant review column. I also write feature stories--over 2000 of them so far-- covering lifestyles topics including interviews with authors, human interest stories, social issues, science, music, interior design and architecture, tattooing, theater, classic cars, and more. I especially enjoy telling the everyday stories of people in small communities. These stories always turn out to be far more interesting than my expectation going in and I usually find a story the subject didn't realize was there.
I've often been the first journalist to write a story about a chef, brewer, or artisan before they went on to get national coverage. I'm very happy I've been able to help get the word out about the great work going on and the wonderful people in the Seacoast, NH/ME region, Austin, TX and nationally.
I've interviewed many chefs, authors and musicians (among others) and I'm comfortable interviewing anyone about anything (so far). We all have great stories we often don't know are great until someone like myself draws them out.
In addition to interviewing many local folks about their life stories and projects I've spoken with dozens of artists, writers, and musicians. Allow me to name drop some of the people I've interviewed-- John Updike, JR Mohringer, Anita Diamont, Mitch Albom, Greg Mortenson, Denis Lehane, Barbara Walters, Cokie Roberts, Louise Erdrich, Ken Burns, Joe Hill, Naomi Wolf, Augusten Burroughs, Erica Jong, Kurt Vonnegut, Wil Eisner, Ruth Reichl, Elmore Leonard, Elaine Steinbeck, David Carr, Leonard Wolf, Janice YK Lee, Chelsea Handler , Jackie the Jokeman Martling, Gregory Maguire, Ani DiFranco, Les Claypool, Neko Case, Paula Butturini, Francis Lappe, Dan Barber, EL Doctorow, Chuck Palahniuk, Meredith Hall, Michael Ruhlman, Mary Ann Esposito, Todd English, Judith Jones, Robert Egger, Robert Pinsky, Kevin Nealon, Bill Bryson, Jonathan Franzen, Rae Dawn Chong, Joyce Carol Oates, Andre Dubus III, Daryl Hall, Adam Gopnik, John Irving, Robert Pinsky, Erik Larsen, Tom Perrota.
Texas Highways Magazine (An Apple a Day, Feb. 2016. About Texas cideries)
Take Magazine (Work, Play, Design feature about Brown & Company Design, April, 2016)
Yankee Magazine (NH Food Trail: Ice Cream. May 2011)
Beer Advocate (Issue #66 Beer Destinations)
Taste of the Seacoast
Small Plate Dining (Spring 2013)
Contributor, The Cook's Cook. Part of The Best from the Best in which fifty food writers weigh in on best practices.
Annual "It" list
Cheap Eats column
I'm frequently asked for my thoughts on various food and restaurant topics for online publications such as Eater Maine, The Daily Meal, and Grub Street and have been quoted in those publications and more. I recently contributed to Eater's The 38 Best Restaurants in New England list.
On NH Chefs Getting James Beard Nominations (NHPR)
On James Haller and his Influence (NHPR)
EDGE Radio weekly segment and podcast
Wine Me, Dine Me Podcasts (WSCA-FM)
Special Publications, Editor and Writer