My goal in writing is to teach. That's probably a legacy from my years as a Pastry Chef/Instructor at culinary school in Los Angeles, and now I write about travel, desserts, culture, and cuisine. 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), and the latest, A BAKER'S PASSPORT (Amazon, February 2019). My stories offer new recipes or insights into culinary classics; or maybe a travel tip like "Visit the coast of Brittany (above)." Culinary travel blog FoodMarketGypsy.com chronicles these adventures and won the International Association of Culinary Professionals Digital Media Award, 2016. I served as a television executive for many years, and I'm now on the road as a food writer and a grant writer in arts and education. 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.