I have over a decade of food writing and recipe development experience. I'm a culinary school graduate with years of experience working in professional kitchens, so I have a strong foundation of culinary knowledge, and I specialize in both sweet and savory recipe development. Some of my writing experience includes:
- ➤ Writing a cookbook
- ➤ Developing recipes for top national and international brands
- ➤ Founding and writing all content for About.com's Candy site
- ➤ Writing clear, concise recipes and engaging headnotes
- ➤ Crafting informative, instructional blog posts
- ➤ Writing first-person articles
- ➤ Composing newsletters
…and much more! Please see my Food Writing page for more information.
I'm a self-taught photographer who is passionate about crafting photographs that tell a story, make you hungry, and inspire you to run to the kitchen! My photographs have been featured in national magazines, newspapers, and all across the web. Please see my Food Photography page for examples of my work.
In addition to food photography, I also make instructional recipe videos for sharing on social media--please click here to watch some examples.
My first book, The Sweet Book of Candy Making, was published in 2012 and has since spawned a mini book (called The Sweet Little Book of Candy Making, natch) and has been translated into seven different languages.
The Sweet Book of Candy Making is a great introduction to the world of at-home candy. It covers fundamental techniques for working with chocolate and sugar, provides step-by-step photos for making many different types of candy, and has over 75 delicious and unique candy recipes!
Please see my Books page for more information and sample pages, or view the book on Amazon.
I have partnered with Craftsy to produce a 7-part video course called Homemade Chocolate Candies: Fudge, Bars, and More. In this in-depth class, I demonstrate how to make SEVEN different types of candies. I teach all the fundamentals, including tempering chocolate, making ganache, making caramels, crafting unique candy bars, and so much more!
Please see the Video Courses page to view the trailer, see sample candies, and learn much more about the course. You can also check it out directly on Craftsy here.
I've been fortunate to be featured in many national publications, including newspapers like The Los Angeles Times, The Christian Science Monitor, and The Chicago Tribune, magazines like Food and Wine and Better Homes & Gardens, and websites like The Huffington Post, The Kitchn, and Buzzfeed Food.
I've also made a number of media appearances, including being a guest judge on Supermarket Superstar, doing cooking demonstrations on KUTV, being interviewed on Fox News Radio and National Public Radio, and being featured on streaming shows like HuffingtonPost Live.
For more information and links, please see my Press page.