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.
Michael Pollan’s Dilemma
The Big Ugly Review
To Stay Healthy, You’ve Got to Have Friends
Profile of Harvard nutrition researcher
Back on the Farm
Profile of chef Charlie Palmer
Food for the Heart
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
The Long View
O at Home
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.
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.
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?
The Reluctant Meditator
Making Peace with Food (with Lily Collett)
Two friends have opposite views on weight
Nominated for a National Magazine Award
How Green Is My Galley
On breast cancer and fertility.
An Italian Housewife in Hollywood
Tasmanian Devils Do Lunch
Days of Wine and Noses
The San Francisco Chronicle Book Review
Review of three books on the rise of American vintages, July 31, 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
Town & Country Travel
Coffee That’s Great to the Last Drop
Once a prison, now a national park, Asinara is an island of empty beaches and reclaimed nature.
Where Boys will be Girls
In Samoa, fa’afafine aren’t ridiculed—they’re celebrated.
Party in your Pantry
In memory of my childhood friend Mike Sides.
Bouncing into Graceland
A look at why John Friend’s Anusara Yoga is a wildly successful—and uniquely American—phenomenon.
Yoga Journal (cover story)
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.
Winner,2005 Excellence in Women’s Health Research Journalism Award
Not Just for Abortion Anymore
Have your gateau and eat it: A Meal Observed (review)
March 7, 2004
Are today’s diets just eating disorders for intellectuals?
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.