I am an American freelance journalist.

 

I've been writing professionally for six years now. My stories appear on VICE, NPR, Bon Appetit, Eater, LA Weekly, Los Angeles Times, Town and Country, Village Voice, BBC, CNN, CBS Los Angeles, First We Feast, Food Network, Time Out Los Angeles, Serious Eats, Bold Italic, KCET,  Food 52, Brit + Co, USA Today, Discover Los Angeles, and others. 

I am currently the food and agriculture editor for Hyphen Magazine

I've contributed to several Fodor's Los Angeles guides and wrote the food and beverage sections for Louis Vuitton's Taipei guidebook.

I am interested in sustainable food systems, minority food cultures, traditional ecological knowledge, ocean conservation, and environmental justice. I got my Permaculture Design Certificate in 2017 and spent six weeks on a farm in the jungle of Costa Rica living off-the-grid, practicing what I preach.  I am also a certified California Naturalist.

I write a lot about Chinese food and culture. So far, I've visited and written about 17 provincial-level administrative units in China. In 2016, I backpacked to a dozen in nine months. In 2017, I gave a TEDx talk on my China trip. I have been interviewed by the Travel Channel, the New York Times, CBS, AJ+, and BBC on my work with Chinese cuisine. 

Based in Los Angeles, mostly on the road. Fluent in Mandarin Chinese.

All photos are shot by yours truly. 

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