Let’s see, general stuff: I grew up in Miami, studied literature in Boston, cooked and ate (way too much) in Italy for a year or so and then, in 2006, settled in Seattle.

I like getting outdoors and visiting new places. I love the library. I read all the time. I’ve been called a book snob. On the otherhand, I’ll eat–and love to cook–almost anything.

When I am not cooking or eating, I’m probably writing. I write about food, life, books; the places I go, the people I meet; what keeps me up and night and the things that (usually) help me sleep. And then there’s THE BOOK. But you probably know that from reading my letters.

These pictures are from my good friend Leah Kangas.