A selection of essays I've written that try to tell a deeper story.
Comal restaurant in San Cristobal de las Casas, Mexico.

In San Cristóbal, Comal is about the food

One Mexican chef's lifelong journey with food.
9 min read
Mario Rosero, chef and owner of Prudencia in Bogotá, Colombia

In Bogotá, Prudencia makes its own rules

On a peckish, food-driven walk through the La Candelaria neighborhood in Bogotá, I came across two tall, sturdy wooden doors.
8 min read
Bruno and Ignacia, chefs and owners at El Peral

In Chile, progress might have to come from chefs

It was the most rain the city had seen in weeks, maybe months. It was unrelenting, but so was my
7 min read
Flat Hat Distillery in San Juan Island, Washington

Re-Defining Grain to Glass in the San Juan Islands

Recently I took a trip up to the San Juan Islands, northwest of Seattle in the Salish Sea. Despite growing up in the Pacific Northwest, a journey to the islands has eluded me over the years.
5 min read
iceland itinerary, diamond beach

Finding meaning and magic in the Westfjords of Iceland

At a small tavern in the remote Westfjords of Iceland, I knew I was in my happy place.
8 min read