Author of 24 non-fiction books on food, wine, gardening, and self-reliant living. Books translated into French, Italian, and Ukrainian. Host of two nationally syndicated TV series. Columnist for Horticulture magazine. Twenty-two years as restaurant reviewer for the Sonoma County newspaper of record. Former managing editor of Organic Gardening magazine. Magazine editor, newspaper editor, and writer of innumerable articles and graphic artist for all sorts of print publications, including National Lampoon. I've been busy.