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We’ll Drink to That: A Different Kind of Wine List – Buffalo Spree magazine; May 2017

Toutant Prepares Oles’ Carrots – Buffalo Spree magazine;  February 2017

Don’t Take Salt & Pepper for Granted – Buffalo Spree magazine; December 2016

Frankie Primo’s Arrabiatta – Buffalo Spree magazine; November 2016

Christa’s Picks: Daily Vegetable at Toutant – The Buffalo News; May 2016

Christa’s Picks: Lloyd’s Hand Grenade – The Buffalo News; May 2016

On Trend: Dishing the Dirt – The Cut; November 2015

Fridge Finds – Buffalo Spree magazine; October 2015

The Great American Cake – (illustrations and article)Buffalo Spree magazine; August 2015

Pork from Lockport pig farm in high demand – WBFO radio segment; June 2015

Cuvée and Long Summer Drives – Buffalo Spree magazine; September 2014

What We Want: NY Apples – Buffalo Spree magazine; October 2014

Budget Crunch: Sazon Criollo – Buffalo Spree magazine;  June 2014

Food For Four Seasons – cookbook released October 2013

Great Getaways: Funky Toronto – Buffalo Spree magazine; September 2013

Great Getaways: Ontario Escarpment: – Buffalo Spree magazine; September 2013

What We Want: French Onion Soup – Buffalo Spree magazine; April 2013

Great Dates: Gastrojaunts – (story intro with links) Buffalo Spree magazine; August 2012

Distill My Beating Heart –  Buffalo Spree magazine; July 2012

What We Want: Tom & Jerry’s – Buffalo Spree magazine; November 2011

Nickel City Chef: Buffalo’s Finest Chefs & Ingredients – cookbook released October 2011

What We Want: Merguez Sausage – Buffalo Spree magazine; March 2011

The Charlie Chaplin Gets a Makeover – Buffalo Spree magazine; February 2011

Beef on ‘Weck – AirTran Airways Go magazine; October 2010