San Sebastian, Spain | International Travel Photography
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San Sebastian, Spain | International Travel Photography

The air was crisp, the temperature oscillating between a generous warmth in the sun and a slight chill in the shade. I was easily charmed by San Sebastian with its clear-green waters arranged in a U-shaped sound and its historic town nearby.  We started walking from our airbnb apartment to the east of the sound and worked…

Barcelona, Spain | International Travel Photography
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Barcelona, Spain | International Travel Photography

Our red fold-up bicycles wavered over the cobblestone surface as the four of us each rode in small circles, getting acclimated to our new mode of transportation. Soon, we would be following our guide Pablo, navigating the narrow, serpentine alleys of the old city, slowing to a crawl to avoid the pedestrians or bursting forward…

Izzo, San Jose | The Quest for the Best Beef Noodle Soup in the Bay Area
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Izzo, San Jose | The Quest for the Best Beef Noodle Soup in the Bay Area

I am on a quest. I am determined to find the best beef noodle soup in the San Francisco Bay Area, and I will eat a hundred bowls of noodles if I must! Beef Noodle Soup, (niu rou mian in Mandarin), is a traditional Taiwanese dish. It’s my comfort food, and it’s one of my…

Quince | San Francisco Food Photography
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Quince | San Francisco Food Photography

My boyfriend is quite the sweetheart. For my birthday, Jesse took me out to Quince, a newly-minted two-star Michelin restaurant in San Francisco (upgraded from one star last year). The service was impeccable, the food of course delightful, but most notably, the atmosphere was warm and inviting, and not overly pretentious. Jesse even had them…

Sushi Nakazawa Review | New York Food Photography
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Sushi Nakazawa Review | New York Food Photography

Sushi Nakazawa was poised for fame from the start. Its namesake chef, Daisuke Nakazawa, is prominently featured in the documentary Jiro Dreams of Sushi as the apprentice who recounts his struggles to perfect his tamago-yaki. Once restaurateur Alessandro Borgognone successfully brought Nakazawa to New York City, the rising star chef and the city that adores sushi would…

Thanksgiving in Cincinnati | Ohio Travel Photography
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Thanksgiving in Cincinnati | Ohio Travel Photography

From one holiday to another, here’s a glimpse back at my Thanksgiving week spent in Cincinnati, Ohio. Homemade mixed berry tarts with almond filling! And homemade bread, made from wild yeast starter which we learned to do in our Sour Flour workshop the week before. Me & my mom at Thanksgiving dinner… and not pictured…