devon house

Me at home in Jamaica

About that Life…

Yeah right.

That’s me in Kingston, Jamaica on a 2010 research trip. The house, in central Kingston where my dreams of “that life” begin, is Devon House.

In reality, I am a writer, librarian/archivist, and independent food historian. I am also the founder of Roots Cuisine, which is slowly becoming a foodways library portal, which will soon be the online home of the physical foodways library I am building.
Anyway, I live in a decidedly less awesome pad but on a great street that’s like something out of a movie. I really love it.

I write about food. I research it, and I’m a librarian and archivist with subject matter expertise in foodways and food history. I have special interests in African Diaspora, African, and Middle Eastern culinary traditions but I’m globally inclined.

My focus in libraries is on special collections, collection development, and reference. You might guess that my specialization, even in library work, is food.

Want to learn how I became involved in food? Read my first article here, which was published in Gastronomica, in 2007.