Writing

My writing centers primarily on gastroethnography.

As a curious chowhound at heart, I’m always excited about my next meal and its story.

My piece entitled, “Silving Lining: Building a Shared Sudanese Identity Through Food” ran in the Winter 2010 10th Anniversary Edition of Gastronomica.

Here is a full list of my publications.
I served as the food editor at ColorsNW Magazine between 2005 and 2008. This made me the envy of all my friends and I received a steady stream of offers from those willing and able to accompany me on my research. As food editor I produced a monthly profile piece for the magazine.


Taco Trawling: Taco Truck Crawling in Search of the Sound’s Best July 2005
Society for Professional Journalists
Western Washington Pro Chapter
Excellence in Journalism Awards 2006
Second Place, Leisure and Lifestyle Reporting


Filipino Cuisine Gets No Respect March 2008

Kabob Kingdom May 2008



Homestyle Indonesian at Julia’s Café June 2008



Habesha Restaurant: A Space for East African Unity July 2008

In addition to the food writing, my generous editor-in-chief at Colors NW allowed me to take a stab at writing feature articles, which provided a welcome respite when I had run out of synonyms for the word “delicious.”


Starting Fresh: People of Color, Local Food, and Nutrition October 2004


Surviving Genocide: Stories of Flight from Rwanda and Sudan April 2005
Society for Professional Journalists
Western Washington Pro Chapter
Excellence in Journalism Awards 20006
Honorable Mention, General News Reporting


Service and Sacrifice: One Soldier’s Story August 2006