savor comes from a lifetime of loving good and good-for-you foods; books of all kinds worth reading and sharing; memorable moments with family and friends. These pages are about savoring our precious free time in ways that nourish and satisfy body and soul.

For more than three decades, I’ve written about food and books and features for newspapers and magazines across the country. I worked for 20 years as a trusted restaurant critic for The Birmingham News. Before that, I was a food and lifestyle writer for The Tampa Tribune, one of Florida’s largest newspapers. My articles about food, books and culture regularly appear in Portico Mountain Brook and online at Alabama NewsCenter. And I am a founding member of the Birmingham Chapter of Les Dames d’Escoffier International.

I’m the mother of three (pretty much grown up) children, and my husband, Rick, and I have been married for 30 years. I’m an avid runner who enjoys the occasional half marathon. I love DIY projects of all kinds. The beach is my happy place.

Thank you for stopping by savor.