I am a freelance writer based in Hong Kong. Before Hong Kong I lived in Paris. But I’m originally from Cleveland. 

I used to be a pastry cook, first in Colorado and then in New York where I worked for Jonathan Waxman and Gabrielle Hamilton, among others.

I’ve written for the New York Times, US Airways Magazine, Tasting Kitchen, Wall Street Journal, CNN, Zagat, and the Forbes Travel Guide.



Inside Hong Kong US Airways Magazine (November 2014)
Restaurant Report: Serge et le Phoque in Hong Kong  New York Times (February 6, 2014)
A Farmers Market Grows in Hong Kong Forbes Travel Guide (March 19, 2013)
Hong Kong’s Smallest New Restaurant May Be its Biggest Hit Forbes Travel Guide (March 6, 2013)
Best eat-in wine shops in Paris CNN Travel (November 16, 2012)
Omnivore Festival Kicks Off in Shanghai, Wall Street Journal – SceneAsia (June 12, 2012)
Insider Guide: Best of Paris CNN Travel (June 4, 2012)
New Hong Kong Wine Shop Goes Natural New York Times (April 11 2011)
In Paris, a Festival for Food Lovers New York Times (June 26 2011)
Dining, Music, and More Will Enliven La Rotonde in Paris New York Times (September 20, 2011)

Co-Author, Zagat Paris Restaurants 2012/13
Contributing author, Frommer’s Paris 2012

You can email me, or follow me on Twitter

§ 14 Responses to About/Clips/Contact"

  • Petulia says:

    Love the new blog. Congrats on a new start!

  • Luise Massari says:

    I found your blog just before leaving for Paris and I really enjoyed it! I’m in Paris until next Tues.July 21…and am wondering what foods i.e. condiments,sugar even wine,you would suggest I bring back to North America with me that Iwon’t be able to buy there. I live in Montreal Canada, so have some access to French foods but I can see SO
    MUCH here that I don’t know about.
    Thanks for your advice…and I will definitely spread the word about your blog!

  • magillicuddy says:

    just discovered your blog and am glad David put that carrot cake recipe on his FB page.. will now be reading you ! I’m a Transplanted NYer !

  • complimenti blog interessante, utile per le informazioni che cercavo
    scrivo di tursmo ucina sarò a Parigi dal 18 al 20 febbraio e pranzerò al Poul Bert non me lo lascio perdere, accompagno due ragazzi che hanno sempre fame e amano mangiare benissimo! li ho viziati io in cucina

  • rebecca easley says:

    hi, can you put me on your email distribution list? i don’t do twitter. thanks.

  • Donatella says:

    Hello Barbarba
    I am one of those DL linked new readers of yours and just love your blog. All the very Best from Rome, Donatella

  • Doonvarn says:

    Just found your blog, looking for a creme de marron recipe. Love it. I went to college in Paris many decades ago and your photos and posts bring back great memories.

    Do you have a good recipe for vin chaud?

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  • Diana Fuzere says:

    Is there a way to subscribe to your blog?

  • mjm says:

    Hi Barbra
    I made your carrot cake, but even though I followed your recipe exactly for the frosting, it is too runny to ice my cake with. What did I do wrong? I used ‘lighter’ medium fat cream cheese. Thanks for any feedback

  • julie vacaro says:

    Dear Barbra-
    I googled crème de marrons and low and behold I clicked on the most fabulous blog that I have ever encountered and I have been to many. Reading such things as the VIVANT entry made me know what I would be and do in my next life… a gourmande. What a delight to have found you and now I am set forever and definitely for this holiday season when my discerningly palated daughter arrives. (Her first love were cornichons.)
    gratefully, Julie

  • Helen says:

    Love reading your blog

  • Helen says:

    great carrot cake

  • Sophia says:

    Hi Barbra, I’m looking for your rhubarb coffee cake recipe, which I made like, 2 years ago. I made it twice because my family couldn’t get enough! Would it be possible to get a link to the blog post/recipe? Thank you so much! Sophia

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