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Are you connected to the tourism/travel/hospitality industries or travel media in any way? If so, please specify how (kindly include any relevant company names/Web sites!).
I travel, cook, eat, observe, interact, live and write.

As a chef/food, wine and travel writer, I look for connections among people, their activities, the environment and what they eat that can tell the story of a region/culture, whether that be in the remote Andes Mountains or the streets of Philadelphia.

Publications include my travel web site on Argentina ( and articles covering a diverse range of countries and cultures at, Luxe Beat Magazine, Original World Travel, (International Travel, International Dining Examiner, Culinary Travel, Food & Recipes and Philadelphia Fine Dining) and Suite101. Also contributing writer for City Suburban News (Philadelphia).

I serve on the Board of Directors for the International Food, Wine and Travel Writers Association (IFWTWA) and I'm an active member in the American Culinary Federation.

Experience includes over 35 years as a chef, chef educator, hotel and restaurant manager, catering and teaching: history, writing, theater, culinary arts and business. I lived for many years in Puerto Rico and Canada (Nova Scotia). I travel extensively in southern South America, Southeast Asia, Europe, North America and southern Africa.

Specialties: chef and food writer: discovering the history of authentic regional cuisines and exploring innovative fusion cuisine created by a new generation of chefs.

travel writer: uncovering the stories that created a culture's way of life and the influences that affect change.

teacher: helping children with learning differences through chef training, writing, theater and history.
On which destinations & travel topics can you advise members especially well?
Argentina, Nova Scotia, Ireland, culinary travel
What destinations are you most interested in learning about?
Africa and Indonesia
Other travel / language expertise?
I travel extensively in southern South America, Southeast Asia, Europe, North America and southern Africa.

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Rocheport, Missouri: The Town Time Ignored

Rocheport rests on the languid banks of the Missouri River enjoying its place in the Nineteenth Century. Is that Lewis and Clark approaching town?



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Posted on November 27, 2019 at 6:17pm

Uncommon Chefs: Shawnee Inn's Team at The Gem & Keystone Brew Pub



“Rules are there to give you structure; creativity is what you do with them. Rules either are a box you stay in, or are a box you stand on.” Sous Chef Corey…


Posted on November 24, 2019 at 5:08pm

The Smiles of Zimbabwe

For the first time in a good long while, the southern African country - one of the continent's poorest and least free, thanks to the 37-year dictatorship of Robert Mugabe, is currently making world news daily as Mugabe struggle to cling to power after being detained by the country's military and facing…


Posted on November 20, 2017 at 12:02pm

IFWTWA Hawaii Conference & New Membership Special

There are still a few days to register for the International Food, Wine & Travel Writers Association's Hawaii conference and new membership special. Registration for the Honolulu conference closes at the end…


Posted on March 12, 2013 at 1:30pm

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At 11:44am on October 2, 2011, Susan Frost said…

Hi, thanks for your note and further details. I write for ITAWA but I missed the post about Zimbabwe. My website was down this last month so this took a bunch of time to work with my designer and get it back up and online.  I'd like to know more details about the Zimbabwe trip.

My email is and my website has links to my Facebook and Linked in profiles.

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