where I’ve written about food


March 23, 2020 – “Bang Bang Chicken’s Identity Crisis”
February 7, 2020 – “Big Chicken’s Drumstick Dilemma”
October 14, 2019 – “Leeks. Bacon. Wok”
September 24, 2019 – “Brown Butter is Better Butter” 
August 27, 2019 – “The Homespun Joy of Coca-Cola Chicken Wings”
July 10, 2019 – “The Salty, Savory Side of Soy Milk”
May 20, 2019 – “Why Are We Still Drinking the Paul Newman Lemonade?”
March 14, 2019 – “There’s Food Shopping You Need, and Food Shopping You Love”
December 17, 2018 – “Stir-Fry Your Potatoes, Scramble Your Mind”
November 14, 2018 – “The Cult of Spicy Chile Crisp Is Real”
October 15, 2018 – “All Hail the Asian Supermarket: An American Institution”
July 11, 2018 – “The Subtle Thrills of Cold Chicken Salad”
April 25, 2018 – “The Buddhist Mock Meats Paradox”
December 19, 2017 – “Stop Calling Soy Sauce Soy”

Bon Appetit – Basically
March 11, 2020 – “Steamed Eggs Might Be For Actual Babies But I’ll Never Stop Making Them For Myself”

NBC Think
December 24, 2019 – “Why is Christmas food in America inspired by Victorian England?” 

February 5, 2020 – “Mapo Tofu’s Fiery Path to World Domination”
January 14, 2020 – “Saag Paneer is the Luscious Indian Comfort Food You Need”
December 10, 2019 – “The Enduring Appeal of Chicken Kiev”
December 3, 2019 – “Taiwan’s Changing Tastes, In A Bowl”

The New York Times
November 18, 2019 – “Chinese Roast Duck, But Make It Turkey”

October 31, 2019 – “Life After the Line-Cook Boys’ Club” 
April 16, 2019 – “All Out of Luck: New Chinese Restaurants Lead to Accusations of Cultural Appropriation”
April 8, 2019 – “Bok Choy Isn’t Exotic: A Young Generation of Asian American Farmers is Reclaiming Asian Vegetables”

Food & Wine
September 5, 2019 – “An Evening in the Kitchen with Novelist Monique Truong”
August 17, 2018 – “How Today’s Taiwanese American Chefs Rewrote the Rules and Made A New Cuisine”

Grub Street
July 17, 2019 – “A Chinatown Tofu Legend Will Return This Summer” 
May 8, 2019 – “Swallow the Sponsorship: Ads Arrive on Restaurant Menus”
March 20, 2018 – “The Plastic Straw-pocalypse is Coming. What Will It Mean For Boba?”
January 19, 2018 – “Restaurants Still Have a Racism Problem, and Joe Bastianich is Proof”

The Kitchn:
June 6, 2019 – “Mom’s Way or the Highway? Asian American Chefs Respond to the Authenticity Argument in Always Be My Maybe”

June 11, 2018 – “Providence Has Become An Unlikely Destination For Exciting Chinese Food”

Extra Crispy:
September 13, 2017: “How Baseball Blew Up Breakfast in Taiwan”

Civil Eats
May 9, 2018 – “Zero-Waste Stores Ask Shoppers To Bring Their Own Everything”
March, 2016 – “Beyond Talk: Searching For Real Solutions to Food Appropriation”
July, 2014 – “Start It Up: Report From Food + Tech Connect’s Hack//Dining Hackathon”
June, 2014 – “Fresh Picks: Two Books Explore the Edible Wild”
April 2014 – “5 Things the Girl Scouts Can Do to Step Up Their Food Game”
March 2014 – “Tartine Baker Goes Pre-Industrial With Book No. 3”
May 2013 – “Can Big Food Do Good?”
May 2013 – “More Than a CSA: Good Eggs Comes to Brooklyn”

December 12, 2017 – “Speedy, Spicy Taiwanese-Style Fish”
June 30, 2017 – “This Company Wants to Bring Soil-Free Farming to Restaurant Kitchens”
April 5, 2012 – “Chicken-Rearing and Taco Night with Cathy Erway”

The Huffington Post – Columnist on food, agriculture and sustainable lifestyle.
“Our Food Is Not Just Entertainment, Paula Deen”
“Burger King Underscores Imperialism of the Fast Food Nation”
“How to Make Time For Cooking? Turn Off the Tube”
“All Cows Don’t Eat Grass, and Other Ways the Food System Has Changed Our Vernacular”

Edible Manhattan
Summer 2016 –Meal Kit Delivery’s Packaging Problem”
Spring 2012 – “Where A Tower Was Tabled, A Farm Took Root” 

Edible Brooklyn
August 22, 2018 – “Including VR Headsets, A Dinner Explores Asian American Identity”
March 28, 2017 – “For Most New Yorkers, This White Swiss-Style Sausage Is A Novel Sensation”
July 2016 – “At This Trade Show, a Taste of Craft Food From Across the Country”
April, 2016 – “A Cookbook to Help You Harness Your CSA Share”
January 2016 – “How Does An Artisanal Food Business Grow While Keeping Its Cred?”
Winter 2015 – “My Dad’s Apple Pie, with a Side of My Mom’s Soy Sauce and Rice”
Fall 2014 – “Made In Taiwan: A Brooklyn Cookbook Author Goes to the Source”
Winter 2009 – “Notable Edibles: Sweet Streets”
Fall 2009 – “Notable Edibles: When Canning Became Cool”
Summer 2009 – “Bragging Rights: At kitchen smack-downs, Brooklyn cooks get their game on”

Serious Eats – Contributor and “Taiwan Eats” columnist.

The Kitchn
March 2015 – A Whole Week of Budget Dinners (That Use Up Every Bit of Leftovers)

Lucky Peach
Feb 16, 2015 – “The History of Taiwanese Ba Wan”

The L Magazine & BKmag.com – Regular food contributor & bar critic from 2005-2014.

Paper Magazine
July 2013 – “All the Grange”
May 2013 –  “The New Foodieodicals”

November 2012 – “My First Thanksgiving: Cooking for the master”

November 2012 – “NYC’s urban farms face a climate change reality-check”
November 2012 – “Thanksgiving, From Scratch: Green bean casserole”; “Pumpkin pie”; “Maple-glazed sweet potatoes”
March 2012 – “Eggs: The Poor Man’s Protein”
January 2012 – “With meat, absence makes the taste buds grow fonder”

Brooklyn Based
August 5, 2010 – “The Best Urban Gardening Method You’re Not Using”
June 16, 2009 – “Not So Vacant Lots”
November 20, 2008 – “Fashion For Your Feast”
November 5, 2008 – “Where to Get Your Gobble Gobble”
October 7, 2008 – “How to Win a Brooklyn Cook-Off”

ECO-Centric Blog – Contributor for “Real Food & How to Cook It Now” column.

MarkBittman.com – Contributor.

Nona Brooklyn – 2010-2013 Contributor on seasonal ingredients, local farmers, and artisanal food makers with a passion for sustainable food.

Beer Advocate – 2011-2013 Columnist for monthly print magazine on craft beer.

Saveur.com – Columnist for “The Farm,” a beat about small, sustainability-oriented farms.

Brooklyn Bread – A print magazine where I wrote a regular column, “Try This At Home!”, about a certain dish, a Brooklyn restaurant that makes it, and how to try it out at home.

Etsy blog
April 19, 2010 – “Food From Scratch: A little craftiness in the kitchen goes a long way”

Time Out New York
February 11, 2010 – “Valentine’s Day cooking with Cathy Erway” Part I and Part II

The New York Times Room For Debate blog
March 20, 2009: “Food, Glorious Food Myths”

Time Out New York
February 10, 2009: “Restaurants in beta: 1 Dominick”

The Reeler
November 16, 2007 – “Zen Can Cook”
October 11, 2007 – “King Corn crops up in NYC”
July 26, 2007 – “No Reservations, and Even Less Fluff”
June 20, 2007 – “Meals on Reels”


September 17, 2007 – “Beyond broccoli”
July 26, 2007 – “MattBites leads a food blogging class in New York”

Block Magazine
December 20, 2006 –“Leave the Kitsch at Home