photo by    Tara Morris

photo by Tara Morris

Hello there! I’m Leigh. I am a cookbook author, teacher, and writer/editor. My most recent cookbook, called My Kitchen Chalkboard, about streamlining dinner for busy families without sacrificing interesting food and cooking, was released in May 2018. My food writing work has been featured in Edible Boston, the Boston Globe, Culture magazine, and other publications. I also recently co-founded The Fresh Collective, a network for women food entrepreneurs.

Past work stuff: I was the food editor at Culture magazine from 2015-2017. In 2012, I wrote The Boston Homegrown Cookbook, which told the stories of Boston's chefs and restaurateurs and the local food producers they work with. I was on staff at Chefs Collaborative from 2006-2012, where I launched the organization's annual conference and was its lead producer for four years. I spearheaded the organization's educational and network building events and helped to build the national network of sustainability-minded chefs. Over the years, I’ve worked with a number of small non-profit organizations to hone their messages and bring those messages to a broader audience. 

I live in Boston with my family, and I’m a proud graduate of The Evergreen State College in Olympia, Washington. I also attended the Gastronomy program at Boston University from 2002-2004.