I am an award-winning food and travel writer, forever on the road. My goal in writing is to teach you something about chocolate, desserts, pastry arts, cities, nature, literature, or cuisine. That's probably a legacy from my years as a Pastry Chef/Instructor in culinary school in Los Angeles. I explain the technical, bust some myths, whisk you into different cultures, bring flavors to your mind, explore social relevance we might find, and celebrate the interesting people involved in interesting food. This portfolio is an archive of my articles and reviews, including those about my cookbooks, CHOCOLATE BLISS (Random House/Celestial Arts, 2008) and HAND-CRAFTED CANDY BARS (with Susan Heeger; Chronicle, 2013). My stories always offer new recipes or insights into culinary classics. FOOD MARKET GYPSY (www.FoodMarketGypsy.com), my international travel blog, chronicles these adventures and won the IACP Digital Media Award 2016. I served as a television executive for many years, and now (ironically with no crew, no scripts, no approvals, and some I-should-know-better stage fright), I stream cooking & baking classes LIVE on Facebook (click link above.) I've written for Dessert Professional Magazine & Zester Daily among others, and I'm currently at work on my third book. I look for collaborations on story concepts, familiarity trips, reviews, junkets and those who share the philosophy that baking and breaking bread are important, humorous, and life-affirming pursuits.