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Radii China Article on Fly By Jing

I sat down with Radii China the other week to chat about Sichuan food, Fly By Jing, and plans for this year (including a move to Chengdu). Click the link to read more.…

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Saying Goodbye to The Kitchen God

The day after Trump’s inauguration, I was in Tokyo doing some food ‘research’ on route back from my pop up dinner in Niseko. An American friend of mine Elizabeth, who had moved there a couple years back, invited me to join her and some others on a march at Hibiya Park, one of the 676 sister marches planned around the globe in alliance with the Women’s March on Washington. About 650 of us, mostly expats, traversed the city in a respectful, quiet and distinctly Japanese fashion, in a neat double file to the side of traffic on the road.  Later that night, I returned to my Airbnb in Shibuya and watched as Gloria Steinem declared that “God may be in the details, but the goddess is in connections” while 19 year old Nina Donovan’s visceral words wrenched hearts and minds. I stayed up late into the night, unwilling to close my tired eyes so as not to miss a moment of history. I cried constantly. It never felt better to cry.…


Fly By Jing and the Timeout Food Personality of the Year Awards

I was more than a little surprised and very honored to find out last week that I have been nominated for Time Out Shanghai’s Food Personality of the Year award alongside some heroes in the industry, Nat Alexander of Yang Jing Bang, Camden Hauge of Egg and Shanghai Supperclub, Paul Eschbach of Jean Georges, and Kim Melvin of Commune Social. After the harrowing couple of weeks we’ve all been through, I think it’s safe to say this is one election where you can truly feel good voting for anyone. #strongertogether

It’s been a year of a lot of change, of incredible highs and lows. I lost a company that I built from the ground up and poured my heart into for two years. But with loss comes reflection, centering, renewed focus and firmness of purpose.  I packed my bags and left for Chengdu, seeking solace in the warm embrace of home, of a city that’s given me everything and inspired me ceaselessly. If you followed me on social media…


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