Food, cooking and restaurants reflect the spirit of San Francisco, the people who live there, and their many cultures and cuisines. Culinary traditions here are firm, but there is a dynamic food/dining evolution taking place––from the finest white tablecloth restaurants to homey mom and pop cafes and chic new eateries. Great Food Finds San Francisco features recipes for the home cook from some of the city’s most celebrated eateries alongside beautiful photography.
For eleven years, she was the food writer/editor for the San Jose Mercury News. She also was a contributor to the “Good Living” section of Gourmet magazine, and to the book, The Slow Food Guide to San Francisco and the Bay Area.
Currently, she is a freelance food writer. Her work has appeared in the San Francisco Chronicle, San Francisco magazine, Silicon Valley magazine, Eating Well, Coastal Living, Food Arts, Wine Spectator, Every Day with Rachael Ray, Plate magazine, and other publications, including the online site, Tasting Table San Francisco. Her first cookbook, San Francisco Chef’s Table, debuted in winter 2013.
In 2008, she created FoodGal.com, a food and wine blog that features interviews with celebrated chefs, reviews of intriguing cookbooks and products, the scoop on new restaurants, irresistible recipes, and her singular take on how food touches every aspect of our lives. In 2009, her blog was awarded second place for “Best Food Blog” in the nation by the Association of Food Journalists.