I have diverse experience with food writing, historical culinary research, developing original recipes, creating branded food content, and food styling and photography. I’ve worked on two published cookbooks as a recipe developer.
ORIGINAL RECIPES AND FOOD WRITING
The Other Side of The Tortilla
- Produce original recipes, travel content, and product placement recipes with more than 2 dozen major CPG brands, produce boards, and tourism boards, including writing for the 2011 award-winning “Mexico Today” campaign with Ogilvy/Mexico Tourism Board.
Won Best Latino Food Blog by Latinos in Social Media in 2011, nominated for multiple other awards.
—Have received press from The New York Times Diners Journal, NBC, PBS, Better Homes & Gardens, Serious Eats and other national outlets.
—I have contributed to the Chicago Tribune and NBC as an expert on travel and food in Mexico.
FOOD WRITING FOR PBS SOCAL
Iconic Hollywood hotspots may have been as famous for their clientele as for their culinary offerings, but some of those historic restaurants have a bit of life beyond just memories, as the dishes served there have become part of the region’s popular culture. A number of those specialties—especially the desserts—have outlived the famous faces that kept the respective hotspots open through the years, and some can still be enjoyed around the area.
Although most of these historic eateries closed their doors for the final time years ago, SoCal residents can experience the glory of some of the past eras’ most famous vintage cakes—coveted by movie stars and other Hollywood elites—thanks to Valerie Confections: a beloved mom-and-pop bakery run by Valerie Gordon and Stan Weightman, Jr. Valerie Confections opened in Los Angeles in 2004 and now has three locations where guests can find re-creations of classic cakes to pay homage to bygone bakeries and eras.
ORIGINAL RECIPES FOR MOM.ME
FOOD STYLING FOR MOM.ME
“Bake Sales Are My Bitch: Win the Food Allergy Wars With 50 Recipes to Keep Kids Safe and Parents Sane”
Developed and tested original recipes commissioned for “Bake Sales Are My Bitch” by April Peveteaux.
Publisher: Rodale Inc.
Release date: April 11, 2017
Publisher’s Weekly book review
Tabbing a copy of “Bake Sales Are My Bitch” 👩🏻📚🔰🔰🔰 (which I worked on with @peveteaux and was released earlier this month) with all my favorite recipes and the resource sections for my dad, 👴🏻 who started eating mostly gluten-free a few months ago to help reduce joint inflammation. If my stubborn-ass, 68-year-old dad can do this, so can you! 💪🏼💪🏼 Link in bio to get your own copy on Amazon 📚💳
Developed and tested original recipes commissioned for “The Gluten-Free Cheat Sheet” by April Peveteaux.
Publisher: TarcherPerigee/Penguin USA
Release date: July 7, 2015
Happy publication day, @peveteaux! Honored to have worked on this #book with you to develop amazing, #delicious #glutenfree #recipes! My favorite recipes in the book: #Pumpkin pound cake, #poutine (with a badass gluten-free gravy), #gfree lemon bars, polenta torta with roasted tomatoes and pesto, and the #bourbon joe #chocolate cake. The “World’s Greatest #Granola” is also pretty rad and there are 100 total recipes to jump-start a happy and tasty gluten-free life. My husband now even thinks gluten-free cake is better than regular cake! 🍰 #glutenfreecheatsheet #glutenfreelife #instayum #instafood #instagood #glutenfreebaking #food #author #recipedevelopment