I write about the people, places, foods, and critters that make our world more magical. Also about scrappy science, weird innovation, and the end of the world.

New Stuff

Maine’s Seaweed Dreams 

The Extraordinary Last-Ditch Effort to Document–and save–the World’s Coral Reefs.

Biography of a (Plant-Based) Burger
Pacific Standard

The Tao of Lake Swimming

This Crazy Cutlery Will Change the Way You Eat
Extra Crispy

Can Water Bridge Conflict in the Middle East?

A Clean, Well-Lighted Oyster Bar
Lucky Peach

Chasing Enlightenment with Montreal’s Underground Tea Addicts 
Vice. Selected for Best Food Writing 2016