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Articles: 2004-2007

Made in Mexico
The artist little town of San Miguel de Allende has become a reinvention destination for scores of midlife women. Laura Fraser falls under its spell.
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August 2007

Michael Pollan’s Dilemma
Cooking Light
June 2007

Suburban Hottentot
The Big Ugly Review
Summer 2007

To Stay Healthy, You’ve Got to Have Friends
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May 2007

Willett’s Way
Profile of Harvard nutrition researcher
Cooking Light
April 2007

Back on the Farm
Profile of chef Charlie Palmer
Gourmet
February 2007

Food for the Heart
Eating Well
January/February 2007
Essay about eating dinner at Chez Panisse with a friend the day after my husband left me. Winner, Bert Greene Award for Essays from the International Association of Culinary Professionals (IACP.com)

The Greens Queen
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November 2006

The Long View
O at Home
November 2006

Coffee, and Hope, Grow in Rwanda
Rwanda, recently rent by a famously savage civil war, has found hope in that most colonial of crops: coffee.
The New York Times, Business Section
Sunday, August 6, 2006

Next Stop Lima
With Peruvians returning home after years of eating and cooking abroad, the country’s cuisine is more cosmopolitan than ever.
Gourmet
August 2006

Running from Depression
Alone or in combination with drugs and talk therapy, exercise is proving itself to be an effective treatment for depression, especially for women in midlife.
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June 2006

Around the World in a Dozen Dates
Can a 45-year-old Californian find true love among the single men of Sydney, the bachelors of Buenos Aires, or the not-so-married men of Rome?
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May 2006

The Reluctant Meditator
Health
January 2006

Making Peace with Food (with Lily Collett)
Two friends have opposite views on weight
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January 2006
Nominated for a National Magazine Award

How Green Is My Galley
Gourmet
December 2005.

Brenda’s Choice
Health
October 2005
On breast cancer and fertility.

An Italian Housewife in Hollywood
Chow
September 2005

Tasmanian Devils Do Lunch
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September 2005

Days of Wine and Noses
The San Francisco Chronicle Book Review
Review of three books on the rise of American vintages, July 31, 2005.

Mental Fitness
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May 2005

What I Need is a Pause Button
Her speed was 110 rpm, her urges now-now-now. Then Laura Fraser got a fast-acting fix for impulsiveness.
O, the Oprah Magazine
May 2005

California Bounty
Town & Country Travel
Spring 2005

Coffee That’s Great to the Last Drop
Organic Style
March 2005

Italy’s Alcatraz
Once a prison, now a national park, Asinara is an island of empty beaches and reclaimed nature.
Islands
March 2005

Where Boys will be Girls
In Samoa, fa’afafine aren’t ridiculed—they’re celebrated.
Islands
January/February 2005

Party in your Pantry
Organic Style
October 2004

Ski Memorial
In memory of my childhood friend Mike Sides.
Skiing
September 2004

Bouncing into Graceland
A look at why John Friend’s Anusara Yoga is a wildly successful—and uniquely American—phenomenon.
Yoga Journal (cover story)
July 2004

Is this drug a cure or killer?
A tragic death has brought calls to ban the abortion pill. But women taking it to treat illness say it’s saving their lives.
Self

April 2004
Winner,2005 Excellence in Women’s Health Research Journalism Award

Not Just for Abortion Anymore
Wired
March 2004

Have your gateau and eat it: A Meal Observed (review)
Newsday
March 7, 2004

Are today’s diets just eating disorders for intellectuals?
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March 2004

An Affair to Remember
Home to rocky shorelines and an active volcano, Italy’s Lipari Islands may not seduce you from the start, but just give them some time.
Gourmet
January 2004