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March 6, 2016

Tiny, pampered vegetables

The last big feature I did for the web and the radio before leaving NPR in February was this piece with Ryan Kellman on the Chef’s Garden in Huron, Ohio. Love that we were able to use a special layout to make Ryan’s photos really pop.

December 1, 2015

Egg Freezing x 2 for Morning Edition

This fall I delved deep into the world of egg freezing. The first piece that aired in October was about an ambiguous and sometimes unreliable fertility test. The second piece for the Changing Lives of Women series look at how more women are freezing the eggs and the questions that plague them — like will they ever use their frozen eggs?

July 19, 2015

For The Love Of Yogurt

Proud of our most recent series on The Salt, For The Love of Yogurt. This was a series I conceived and put together, with the help of the food team. It features stories on arson, heirloom bacteria, microbe manufacturers, antidepressants, Neolithic revolutionaries, portable Mongolian yogurt cubes and more!

A Nigerian chef, his traveling pop-up and immigrations woes

A couple weeks ago, my story on Tunde Wey, the madcap Nigerian chef behind the traveling pop-up dinner event Lagos, aired on Morning Edition. The story was many months in the making, as Wey was detained by the Border Patrol for several weeks after I’d already produced a story about his culinary exploits. When he was released on bail in late February, I rewrote and reproduced the piece to include the new twist. Give it a listen!

March 22, 2014

Prison loaf on the air

My most recent radio story aired in December, and it’s all about the controversial practice we still have in this country of feeding prisoners a bland lump, known as “the loaf,” when they misbehave. I spent a few months investigating the loaf, and trying to figure out how many prisons or jails still use it as a disciplinary measure. Listen to it here.

October 28, 2013

Shutdown & Colbert Report

Earlier this month, a story Allison Aubrey and I wrote about how the shutdown impacts WIC recipients was on The Colbert Report. Here’s the story: Shutdown Leaves Program Feeding Women And Infants In Lurch. It appears at the 5:26 mark in this Oct. 2 episode.

Also from the last couple months:

Why Doctors Oppose Force-Feeding Guantanamo Hunger Strikers

This one has great photos and audio collected by Heather Rousseau: How Well Do You Know Your Fish Fillet? Even Chefs Can Be Fooled

I plan to get out to WV sometime to do more reporting on this fascinating topic: ‘Mountain Dew Mouth’ Is Destroying Appalachia’s Teeth, Critics Say

Maybe It’s Time To Swap Burgers For Bugs, Says U.N.

Taking Down Big Food Is The Name Of Chipotle’s New Game

My story on one of the biggest news events in the food world this year: Long Awaited Lab-Grown Burger Is Unveiled In London

Q&A with UC-Berkeley medical anthropologist Seth Holmes: Why Picking Your Berries For $8,000 A Year Hurts A Lot

Allison Aubrey and I have been following the debate about what’s really to blame for the rise in celiac and gluten sensitivity. Here’s our feature: Doctors Say Changes In Wheat Do Not Explain Rise Of Celiac Disease

Stay tuned for the follow-up on the radio to this story on punishment food, which should air sometime in November: The Latest In Adventurous Tastings? Prison Food



June 5, 2013

Why More Patients Should Blog About Illness And Death

Why More Patients Should Blog About Illness And Death

Have Lobster, Will Travel — And Race The Clock

Have Lobster, Will Travel — And Race The Clock

Many Cups Of Tea: The Business Of Sipping In Western Sahara

Many Cups Of Tea: The Business Of Sipping In Western Sahara

‘Soda Mouth’ Can Look A Lot Like ‘Meth Mouth’

‘Soda Mouth’ Can Look A Lot Like ‘Meth Mouth’