I work from an old desk in a newish apartment near the centre of Rome. I live here with my husband, our young son and our overly exuberant dog.
My most recent work is a book about the increasing industrialization of children’s diets and the effect this is having on their health and on traditional food cultures. Of course, I’ve drawn heavily on my experience of raising a child in the great food capital of Rome to write it. It’s called Outside the Box: Why Our Children Need Real Food Not Food Products (Random House Canada, April 2012).
I have worked as a freelance journalist in Berlin, Madrid, New York and also my hometown, Toronto. Before coming to Italy, I spent five years as a features writer in the Life section of the Toronto-based National Post. In 2002, I moved to Rome with my husband. It was supposed to be a two-year adventure, but the adventure continues.
I’ve published my work in the Globe and Mail, the Toronto Star, the National Post, National Post Business, enRoute, The Walrus, Saturday Night, Quill & Quire, Canadian Living and Canadian House and Home. I’ve published literary non fiction in Brick and Literary Mama. I’ve also worked as a freelance editor for the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations in Rome.
Take a look at my blog where I continue to write about the issues developed in Outside the Box.