Other writing

100 Ways to Ruin Ice Cream, Slate, July 31, 2011
Screen to Plate, Slate, July 20, 2011
The Pioneer Woman vs. Thomas Keller: Which chef has the better recipe for fried chicken?, Slate, April 21, 2010
Jonathan Safran Foer's Annoying Argument Against Eating Meat, Slate, November 11, 2009
One Part Creativity, Zero Parts Recipe, Slate, June 2, 2009
The First Family's First Vegetables, Slate, March 24, 2009

Books reviews (a few of many)
Review of T.C. Boyle's San Miguel, September 20, 2012, NPR
Review of Peter Heller's Dog Stars, August 2012, NPR
Nine Kids, Two Parents in 'No Biking in the House April, 2011, NPR
Hungry for Love? Two Food Memoirs Satisfy, June 10, 2009, NPR
Nick Hornby's New Book: New Tune, Same Key, September 29, 2009, NPR
Hunting Buffalo Across Alaska, And Through History, January 14, 2009, NPR
American Subversive, A Terrorist Love Story, April 28, 2010, NPR
Review of The Post-Birthday World by Lionel Shriver, March 16, 2007, Entertainment Weekly
Review of Trespass by Valerie Martin, September 7, 2007, Entertainment Weekly
The Delectably True Confections of a Chocoholic, March 1, 2010, NPR
Review of Triangle by Katharine Weber, June 14, 2006, Entertainment Weekly
Best Books of 2007, December 20, 2007, Entertainment Weekly
Review of For One More Day by Mitch Albom, October 11, 2006 Entertainment Weekly
Review of The Innocent Man by John Grisham, October 11, 2006, Entertainment Weekly
Review of Handsome Harry by James Carlos Blake, February 6, 2004, Entertainment Weekly

Profiles and Interviews

Joyce Carol Oates, July 9, 2007, Entertainment Weekly
Terry McMillan, September 3, 2010, Entertainment Weekly
Ayelet Waldman, August 5, 2005, Entertainment Weekly
Julie Powell, September 30, 2005, Entertainment Weekly
Alice Waters, December 2001, VIA
Larry Stone, December 2003, VIA
P.D. James, February 26, 1998 Salon.com

You can find most my travel stories here, on the VIA magazine web site.