Travel has played an important role in the way I conceptualize my academic research on food markets and street food culture. Food is one of the most accessible lenses through which to observe and partake in a new culture. Through visiting public marketplaces, eating in restaurants, picking up something to-go from street vendors, and cooking with local experts, I can begin to understand the cultural, socioeconomic, and political influences shaping regional and local foodways.
I’ve had the opportunity and privilege to travel throughout the United States as well as in Canada, Mexico, Australia, England, Scotland, Northern Ireland, Ireland, Germany, France, Italy, Turkey, Japan, Singapore, India, Egypt, Israel, Iceland, Morocco, and Spain. I’ve sought to capture my food experiences through photography. I’ve taken all of the header images on this webpage, and I’ve also included some of my photography below: