Smart, clean, lively prose: That’s what I deliver. My specialties are food writing; parenting & women’s issues; diet, nutrition & women’s health; and corporate copywriting. Whether it’s a set of overnight breakfast recipes for Fine Cooking, an essay about raising a picky eater for The New York Times’  Motherlode, or a feature about a historic grain company for The Washington Post, I always find a new insight, an illuminating angle. I’ve been writing for more than 20 years, projects as varied as restaurant reviews, 1200-word features, and book publishers’ catalogs, and I’ve never missed a deadline.

My first cookbook, Parents Need to Eat Too: Nap-Friendly Recipes, One-Handed Meals & Time-Saving Kitchen Tricks for New Parents, was published by William Morrow. My essay, “The Imperfect Family Kitchen,” was selected for inclusion in Best Food Writing 2015.

Following are select samples of my work.


You Cooked What? I’ll Trade You Granola!The New York Times
Daisy Flour’s Heritage Grain ProjectThe Washington Post
A History of Heirloom SeedsEating Well
Learn to Love Ugly Fruits & VegetablesEating Well
Urban Farming Goes to School, Eating Well
Baked Apricot French ToastFine Cooking
Buckwheat-Bacon WafflesFine Cooking
Dried Cherry & Coconut GranolaFine Cooking
Overnight Gingerbread Steel-Cut OatsFine Cooking
Sausage & Egg Enchiladas with Tomatillo SauceFine Cooking
Hail Mary 
Eat Like a Mom Series,
Dry-Brined Turkey with
Quiche Lorraine with Hash Brown
Grilled Salmon with Caper ChimichurriWeight Watchers Magazine
Kale Salad with Warm Bacon DressingWeight Watchers Magazine
Chinese Cooking Intensive
Easy Passover Lunches,
Holiday Feasts, Global Style,
How to Make a Whole Chicken Fly,
Luxe on a Budget,
Most Valuable Ingredient: Canned Tomatoes,


Why I Am Leaving My Kitchen,
Organic on the Cheap
 (cover story), Kiwi
Just the Facts: Decoding Food Labels (popup), Kiwi
Baby-Led Weaning,
The Food Writer and Her Picky Eater, Motherlode (The New York Times)
The Well-Stocked PantryParents
Foodie Mom, Picky Kid,
A Mom’s Take on the New Dietary Guidelines,
Why I’ll Still Buy Organic,
Feed a Family of Four on $10 a DayTime Out New York Kids
Ways to Get Vegetables into Your Kid’s



Coming Home: My First Week Home with BabyAmerican Baby
Special Delivery: 6 Drug-Free Ways to Ease the Pain of Labor, Natural Health
Got a Picky Eater?
The Switch Witch
Earn Six Figures Doing What You Love, Redbook
Dinner Parties: How to Plan and Setting the Scene,
Starting Your Own Garden,


Cool Way to Firm Up Sagging SkinBottom Line Secrets
Are Your Tea Bags Toxic?Daily Health News
Drug-Free Magnet Therapy for Tough-to-Treat DepressionDaily Health News
How Your ApoE Genes Lead to Diabetes or Heart DiseaseDaily Health News
Losing It (popup), Fit Pregnancy
Overcome Diet Crises, Fitness
Log on to Lose WeightFitness
I Lost 100 Pounds, But My Struggle with Food Was Just Starting, Redbook
Can This Dieter Be Saved: Little Miss Perfect, Weight Watchers Magazine
Can This Dieter Be Saved: Heavy with Envy, Weight Watchers Magazine
Navigating the Gym,


Siggy’s Good
Smooch Cafe,
Benny’s Burritos (east),
Benny’s Burritos (west),
Grace’s Trattoria,
La Pizza Fresca,
Mr. Chow,
Ciao, Williamsburg
Time Out New York Kids
New-School EatsTime Out New York Kids
The City’s Best Hot DogsTime Out New York Kids


Feed the Parents,

This Post Has 2 Comments

  1. Amy Wright

    Hello –

    I am looking for a link to the article you wrote for EatingWell magazine. It was titled “The Greenhouse Effect: How Urban Farming is Transforming Science Education” so I can share it online. Is this something you can help me with?


    1. Debbie Koenig

      Amy I don’t believe it’s online yet! I haven’t found it, at least. If/when I get a link, I’ll send it your way.

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