NEW YORK TIMES
May 25, 2014
Tasting France Through 5 Signature Dishes
Exploring France through bouillabaisse, choucroute garnie, buckwheat galettes, quenelles de brochet, and cassoulet.
October 6, 2013
In Paris, A New Breed of Wine Bar
Forget formal and fussy. These spots pair snacks and sips in casual, approachable settings.
April 28, 2013
Heads Up: Giving Fast Food a Good Name in Washington DC
In a town where things often move at the speed of gridlock, diners can at least get vibrant food fast.
January 11, 2013
The 46 Places to Go in 2013
#44 Washington, DC
December 2, 2012
Restaurant Report: La Table d’Aki in Paris
At this intimate spot, the kitchen is staffed by a single person. The flavors, however, are not nearly so modest.
October 14, 2012
In Paris, Five Shops Where Artisanship Becomes Art
Not every cheese or flower store is created equal. Some are run by craftsmen officially deemed the best: les Meilleurs Ouvriers de France.
May 6, 2012
Footsteps: Where Victor Hugo Found Freedom
In exile on Guernsey, off the coast of France, Hugo poured himself into Les Misérables and his home’s decoration. More than 150 years later, the writer’s Guernsey is still present.
October 2, 2011
In Europe, Cooking Classes for Every Palate
Cooking classes from London to Istanbul, focus on regional cuisines and seasonal ingredients.
April 17, 2011
Destination Dining in Department Stores
Review of Le Barouge at Galeries Lafayette.
June 13, 2010
Footsteps: Following Thomas Jefferson through the vineyards
Explore the celebrated vine-covered slopes of Burgundy as Thomas Jefferson did during a three-month journey in 1787.
In Transit blog
Posts on the travel blog of the New York Times.
CONDE NAST TRAVELER
Secrets of the Silk Road
The Silk Road’s most important cities–and where you can still see its effects today.
Beijing Three Ways
The best bars, parks, noodle restaurants, and shopping from three of the capital city’s 12 million-plus residents.
Top Chef exit interviews
Weekly Q&As with the departing contestant from Top Chef DC, season seven.
Top Chef recaps
Weekly episode recaps from Bravo’s fourth season.
INTERNATIONAL HERALD TRIBUNE
January 17, 2007
In China, status is a handbag
The shou bao, or men’s handbag, can be a sign of professional success.
September 12, 2006
Taking a culinary tour of China, without ever leaving Beijing
In the capital, it is possible to taste China’s panoply of regional cuisines without ever leaving the city.
April 19, 2006
Female artists in China get a room of their own
In a country where women often struggle to be heard, the Three Quarters gallery is a platform for China’s female artists, whose work often gets marginalized by their flashier and more famous male counterparts.
March 5, 2005
Japanese and Korean pop idols set trends for Chinese teens
Move over Hollywood. From soap operas to music, video games to fashion, Japanese and South Korean pop culture is defining the style of Chinese youth.
SOUTH CHINA MORNING POST BOOK REVIEW
July 22, 2007
The Last Empress
In this ponderous novel, author Anchee Min presents a revisionary look at Empress Tzu-Hsi’s years of power, her loneliness, sacrifices and strength.
May 29, 2005
Foreign Babes in Beijing
Rachel DeWoskin’s appealing and intelligent memoir about China, told from a refreshing perspective: a woman’s.