Me + trout friend somewhere off Captiva Island

Me + trout friend somewhere off Captiva Island

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. These days, she's the restaurant and bar critic for Time Out Chicago, and her writing has been published in TasteCherry BombeChicago, PlateWine Enthusiast, Crain's Chicago Business, Bake from Scratch, Eating WellOctoberInsideHook, Men's BookRestaurant Business, QSR, FSR, and the National Culinary Review.

Check out Maggie's portfolio of recent work.

Download Maggie's resume.