is a writer, editor, listener, sharer, teacher, and connector

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Award-winning writer and editor with experience writing compelling books, articles, and reviews. Her 2017 publication, Preservation-The Art and Science of Canning, Fermentation and Dehydration explores the history and science of food preservation while sharing 100 fool-proof recipes that make the science real.  She is a featured contributor to Serious Eats, Edible Milwaukee, The Milwaukee Journal/Sentinel, Remedy Quarterly, and Runcible Spoon magazines. Her second book, American Advertising Cookbooks-How Corporations Taught Us To Love, Spam, Bananas, and Jell-O is scheduled for October 2018 release.

Christina, despite a Lucy Ricardo-esque klutziness, is often found in classrooms and community kitchens with sharp knives and spilling vinegar into unsuspecting handbags while wildly gesticulating as she teaches folks how to make perfect pickles. She makes regular guest food expert on Fox6 News Real Milwaukee television program and on public radio stations across the United States delighting in ‘working blue’ before 8 am.

Christina can trace her Milwaukee and Wisconsin roots to the early 1800’s. Her love of history comes from her father who instilled the idea that we are all manifestations of our ancestors. Her love of cooking comes from her mother who was a terrible cook; which gave her the inspiration to learn how to cook for herself and siblings.  She prides herself on having a hungry mind interested in learning about people, the foods they eat, and the stories that rise from that convergence.

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I tell the stories of who we are and who we want to be through our shared food history.

 

Award-winning writer and editor with experience writing compelling books, articles, and reviews. 2017 publication, Preservation-The Art and Science of Canning, Fermentation and Dehydration is short-listed for national and regional food writing awards. She is a featured contributor to Serious Eats, Edible Milwaukee, The Milwaukee Journal/Sentinel, Remedy Quarterly, and Runcible Spoon magazines. Her second book, American Advertising Cookbooks-How Corporations Taught Us To Love, Spam, Bananas, and Jell-O is scheduled for October 2018 release. Christina, despite klutziness, is often found in classrooms and community kitchens with sharp knives and spilling vinegar into unsuspecting handbags while wildly gesticulating as she teaches folks how to make perfect pickles. She makes regular guest food expert on Fox6 News Real Milwaukee television program and on public radio stations across the United States delighting in ‘working blue’ before 8 am.

Christina can trace her Milwaukee and Wisconsin roots to the early 1800’s. Her love of history comes from her father who instilled the idea that we are all manifestations of our ancestors. Her love of cooking comes from her mother who was a terrible cook; which gave her the inspiration to learn how to cook for herself and siblings.  She prides herself on having a hungry mind interested in learning about people, the foods they eat, and the stories that rise from that convergence.

If you asked 8 year old me what I wanted to be when I grew up- my answer was always the same- a writer.  I’m proud of my work. Here’s a selection of my recent favorite pieces.


 

 
 

How was lunch?

 

christina@feralhouse.com

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Some selected accolades