Bachelor of Science in Economics and Finance, Bentley College, 1993. Graduate Diplome, Ecole de Cuisine LaVarenna, Villecien, France, 1995.
Apprentice under Chef Jean-Michel Bouvier L'Essentiel in the Haute Savoie, France. Apprentice Château du Fey, Burgundy, France. Freelance writer Washington Post, 1996, Scranton Times, Seventeen magazine, Country Home magazine.
Junior reporter New York Times, New York City, 1997, food writer, editor, T Living. Columnist, Food Diary (biweekly) New York Times magazine, New York City.
Married Tad Friend.