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 The Lost Art of Feeding Kids: What Italy Taught Me about Why Children Need Real Food (in Canada it has a different title – Outside the Box: Why Our Children Need Real Food, Not Food Products).
I have worked as a freelance journalist in Berlin, Madrid, New York and also my hometown, Toronto. Before moving 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.