Portfolio

(Arranged chronologically)

Podcast Appearances, Speaking Engagements, etc.

2020 Fellow, The National Critics Institute

2020/21 Fellow, Poynter & Washington Post Leadership Academy for Diverse Voices in Digital Media

Salt + Spine podcast (July 8, 2020): “What can food media learn from the overdue reckoning at Bon Appétit?”

Carb Face podcast (May 14, 2020): “Full Body Frown with Joseph Hernandez”

Food Writers’ Workshop 2019 (New York City): Moderator, “Building a Niche”

International Association of Culinary Professionals (Santa Fe): Panelist, “LGBTQ Voices at the Table: The Rise of Queer Food Culture in Media”

Chicago Style Cocktail Conference (Chicago): Panelist, “Media Responsibility Within Hospitality” 

TravelCon Boston 2019: Panelist, “How to Effectively Pitch Editors” and “LGBTQ Travel”

Welcome Conference Chicago 2019: Intro Presenter

Racist Sandwich: “Wine Not! (W/ Joseph Hernandez)

Chewing: Aviary Cookbook and The Onion Mystery Bar Challenge

Chewing: Food Trucks, Immigrant Food and a Sandwich Surprise

Between Bites: Food Fight

You Me Them Everybody Live

Champagne & Snark: Joseph Hernandez on Creativity & Champagne


Bon Appétit

Making Our Recipes Better

Pipeño is our Post-Zoom Wine

This is the Year to Grow Citrus Plants


SevenFifty Daily

2019 Drinks Innovators package (editor)

Rising Stars package (editor)

The Increasing Threat of the Spotted Lanternfly

Drinks Industry Leaders Speak Out on Looming EU Trade War


Thrillist

Where to Celebrate Pride, This Month and Every Month package (editor/writer)

Drag Brunch Is the Most Important Meal of the Week

The Most LGBTQ-Friendly City in Every Red State in America

Meet Lambrusco, the Bubbly Wine that Tastes like Grape Soda

What Was Saved and What Was Lost in the Notre Dame Cathedral Fire

The 13 Best Places to Celebrate the Lunar New Year in the U.S.

The Ultimate Denver Travel Guide (editor)

The Ultimate Puerto Rico Travel Guide (editor)


Chicago Tribune

I wrote 400+ bylines during my time at The Chicago Tribune. A selection of my favorites is below.

Video (producer): ‘Family traditions stick, the dough doesn’t’: Reflecting on family with mom’s homemade cavatelli

Scandal in wine world: 23 new Master Sommeliers stripped of titles after cheating discovered

How one Chicago sommelier seeks out ‘hip-hop’ wines: ‘If it ain’t yummy, it ain’t flyin’ ‘

Eating while immigrant: The bitter taste of assimilation and the joy of ‘stinky’ food

She won baking’s biggest show, but you’d never know it — now she’s turning lemons into lemon curd

Just Opened: Diversey Wine selling wines ‘made by a real human’

Chrishon Lampley on being a black woman in wine: ‘You can’t tell me I’m a fad’

Biggest winner of James Beard Awards? Diversity 

Eat This! Dig in at Sunda’s kamayan feast

How Chicago’s top women chefs fight sexual harassment: ‘It’s disconcerting, the things that go on still in kitchens’

New book collects essays, recipes to ‘feed the resistance’ and encourage community, activism

Drink This: Coffee cocktail lit on fire at Baptiste & Bottle

Big, punchy Filipino flavors coming out of Smalls’ reconcepted kitchen

‘Hamilton’ stars give Founding Fathers-inspired wines a shot — are they revolutionary? 

A natural wine fair is coming to Chicago. But first: What’s natural wine?

North Center’s Kitsune reimagines the radish

Ina Garten on why she cooks and how she keeps her cool

Hygge is so 2016. Meet kalsarikannit, the word for drinking at home without pants on

Immigrant dinner series looks to unite people through their palates


Wine Enthusiast

5 questions for American winemaker Ray Walker

11 Wines to Drink While Crying to Adele

Adventurous and Alternative Food and Wine Pairing Tips

Expand Your Palate & Save Endangered Grapes – 5 Varieties to Try

Copenhagen Travel Guide

Do You Really Know What Biodynamic Means? 

Ice Rage


Elsewhere

Farmed Oysters are the Stars of Sustainable Seafood [Plate Online]

NYC’s Kolkata Chai Co. Wants to Reclaim Chai’s Narrative [Plate Online]

Sheet Pan Recipes Are Absolutely Everywhere [Eater]

Where to Find the Best Wines in the World Right Now [Conde Nast Traveler]

8 Alternative Asian Hot Sauces for Sriracha Lovers [Paste]

Afar “Local Expert” Highlights [Afar Magazine]

No Jerking Around: Jamaican Classics Served Straight Up in Harlem [Marcus Samuelsson]

Kare-Kare, Filipino Oxtail and Peanut Stew Recipe [Marcus Samuelsson]

Hidden Chicago: Off-the-Beaten-Path Food, Museums, and More [Shermans Travel]

Harlem, NYC: An Insider’s Guide [Shermans Travel]

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