Publications




Food

Getting to the meat of Korean “army base stew” | The Washington Post | February 3, 2013
• Fat might be the sixth basic taste | The Washington Post | June 4, 2012
Susu | Time Out Beijing | August 2011
To him, it smells like success: A durian farmer works to win converts to the famously fetid fruit | Sidebar | The Washington Post | July 13, 2011
Interview on fish sauce | The Splendid Table | November 6, 2010
Saigon Sandwich: Vietnam’s crunchy cross-cultural creation | Meatpaper | Fall 2010
Source of a world-class sauce: Vietnam’s Phu Quoc is said to be best of the best, Sidebar, & Recipes | The Washington Post | April 21, 2010

Travel
In Tokyo, a traditional neighborhood with a bohemian vibe | The Washington Post | June 12, 2014
• Drift back in time in China’s picture-perfect canal towns | The Washington Post | February 13, 2010
A Place for Stories: The Annapolis Bookstore | The Curator | July 2010

Science & Health
Some mothers see health benefits in eating their placenta after birth | Washington Post | April 2, 2012
• Playing Doctor: Learning about Slips of the Knife Better on “Patients” than Patients | The Washington Post Magazine | November 7, 2010

Essays
At the Olympics, is going for the gold un-Canadian? | The Washington Post | February 21, 2010
Deconstructing Babel | Kartika Review | December 2008

Memoir
Nocturne | Winner of the Arts & Letters Creative Nonfiction Award | Arts & Letters: Journal of Contemporary Culture | Issue 19, Spring 2008
Bo | Winner of the William Allen Creative Nonfiction Award | The Journal | Issue 30.1, June 2006

Book Reviews
Townie: A Memoir by Andre Dubus III | BookBrowse | March 2011
The Possessed: Adventures with Russian Books and the People Who Read Them by Elif Batuman | BookBrowse | March 2010
The Tattooed Potato and Other Clues by Ellen Raskin | Catapult | March 2009