Once upon a time, a young journalist lost her job...

The year was 2008; the economy was in the tank. So Maggie the Decent Writer and Mediocre Cook decided to take her meager life savings and spend a year in culinary school. There, she learned such wondrous things as the magic of making consomme, the secret to Roman marinara (anchovies!), and the sound a perfectly baked baguette makes. 

Since then, she's written about nearly every facet of the food trade, from fine dining, baking and pastry to supermarkets and packaged food and beverage. Nowadays, you can find her work in such publications as Chicago magazine, Crain's Chicago Business, Fooditor, InsideHook, Thrillist, PasteRestaurant Business, QSR, FSR, and the National Culinary Review. She is also co-authoring the forthcoming cookbook from Twisted Spoke chef/owner, Mitch Einhorn. 

Check out Maggie's portfolio of recent work.

Download Maggie's resume.