What are you up to?
“My full-time job is at Trident Booksellers and Café in Boston. One of
the great parts of the job is that we do a lot of cooking demonstrations,
so I’ve been able to work with local chefs and cookbooks authors.
“I’m also a freelance writer for the Edible Communities, which are food
magazines based around specific regions. I’ve mostly been writing for
Edible Berkshires. I also just wrote my first article for Edible Vineyard,
and will be doing some work for Edible South Shore in the fall.
“I’ve written about local restaurants and chefs, and anecdotal stories
about cooking for my friends and family. But I’ve also done politically
charged stories about the meat industry and the decline of honeybees.”
How did you get into food writing?
“I interned at Country Music Television in Nashville as a sophomore.
I was only 20, so when my friends were going to the bar I couldn’t go
with them. I watched a lot of Food Network, and started inviting my
friends over for dinner before they went out. That was my way of
making friends. But the food was really not good—I was totally winging
it. That’s when I realized I wanted to pursue food in some way. The
following year I studied abroad in Italy and took cooking and wine
tasting classes there.
“After graduation, I started working at Storey Publishing as a publicity
assistant. We got a request from Edible Berkshires, which was just
launching, looking for writers. I had never written professionally or
documented what I was eating, but I wanted to pursue it. So I reached
out to the publisher and asked him to let me try one story to see if he
liked it, which he did, so I started freelancing.
“I was later promoted to publicist at Storey, and worked on a lot of
cookbooks. It was nice to go to work and look at cookbooks all day,
and then go home and try my hand at new recipes and write stories
for the magazines.”
Who’s your favorite Food Network personality?
“Ina Garten, The Barefoot Contessa, hands down. I literally have every
single one of her cookbooks by my bed and have read them all cover
to cover. I can’t watch or read her enough. She doesn’t look for food
trends. She’s making delicious food people are used to eating, and making it really well. That’s what I’m trying to do, so I really admire Ina.”
JULIANNE GREEN (social work)
was appointed as a transitional case manager at Veterans Empowerment Organization in Atlanta, GA. Prior to
that she served for a year as
a volunteer employment services coordinator at the Atlanta
Union Mission of the Jesuit
KARTHIK MURALI (MSEM) is
a Technical SME/Business
Implementations Lead for
I TSM (Information Technology
Service Management) Tech, a
leading Business Unit within
Cisco Systems, Inc., in Austin,
TX. He was named the
Outstanding Graduate Student
in the Master of Science in
program in 2013.
MIKE SALVA (management)
was named a U.S HR associate at Credit Agricole Corporate and Investment Bank in
New York, NY.
LAUREN SILVIS (marketing
was appointed as a senior
analyst at United Technologies Research Center in East
Hartford, CT. She was most
recently a marketing strategist at Horizon Marketing
Group in Cromwell, CT.
ROBERT CARVALHO (
communication) was appointed as a
production assistant at WWLP
TV– 22 News in Springfield,
where he most recently
worked as a production intern. Prior to that he was a
digital editing lab assistant
at Western New England
University’s TV studio.
RYAN CRITELLI (criminal
justice) joined Indium
Corporation in Clinton, NY
as a sales coordinator.
SHAWN FITZPATRICK (sport
management) was hired as a
special events and game operations coordinator for the
Omaha (NB) Storm Chasers
minor league baseball team.
He most recently managed
stadium operations and
events at Global Spectrum,
venue managements, in
East Hartford, CT.
SPENCER IVES (English) was
named associate editor at
Security Systems News in
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