Photos by Danny Simmons
A big part of being a food writer in a foreign country is understanding the local culinary culture. Having a grasp on local traditions not only helps you blend in (I already stick out enough as a 6 foot tall Viking woman!), but shows your dining companions that you’ve done your homework.
I did a cool piece in collaboration with Kate Spade New York and Quest Magazine about the local culinary traditions in Shanghai for their Fall campaign.
Head on over to the KSNY blog for my tips on dining in Shanghai — and China in general — and stay tuned for more of my tips from my time abroad.