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Grilled Skewered Pork
(bun cha)

Directions
1) In a large mixing bowl,
combine the honey, hoisin
sauce, fish sauce, garlic,
spring onions, oyster sauce,
salt and pepper, mixing well.
Add the pork, coating the
slices well. Cover and
marinate for 1 hour.
2) Meanwhile, start the
barbecue fire. Soak the
bamboo skewers.
3) When ready to eat, thread
the meat strips on the skewers.
Don't be tempted to overload
the skewers; skewers which are
too generous will char on the
outside by the time the inside is
cooked.
4) Grill over medium-hot coals
for 3 to 4 minutes, brushing the
meat with the marinade. When
browned and cooked, remove
from the fire and serve.

Ingredients
1 tablespoon honey
1 tablespoon hoisin sauce
1 tablespoon fish sauce
3 cloves garlic, peeled and
minced
2 spring onions (scallions),
chopped
2 teaspoons oyster sauce
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon freshly ground
black pepper
1 lb streaky pork, thinly sliced
16 bamboo skewers


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Summary of Qualifications

Alexandra Greeley has more than 25 years of experience as an author, editor, reporter, food critic, staff writer and free-lance writer and editor, both in the United States and Asia, having performed virtually every editorial and writing task. Her expertise lies in Asian culture, having lived in China for several years and traveling there on extended research trips for her books. Passionately interested in retaining original Asian recipes, her research techniques have expanded to testing a wide variety of recipes for various publications both in the United States and abroad.

Although she has focused primarily on food and health topics throughout her career, she has had diverse writing experience on numerous other topics, from sculpture in Thailand to soaring college costs in the United States and on interior decorators on Long Island. She has tackled complex issues from obscure food topics to complicated health issues and put them into clear and concise language for a general readership.

She has worked extensively with publishing houses, such as William Morrow, Macmillan, Chronicle, Ten Speed Press and Harvard Common Press as a freelance copyeditor and proofreader. She has used QuarkXpress as a section editor at a newspaper and HTML when updating websites for America Online. She is accustomed to juggling several projects at once and adept at working tirelessly to meet deadlines.

The most recent significant projects include writing web material for America Online's Digital City (Washington), editing the seven-unit Child Care Course published by the American Red Cross, researching and writing a brochure on Parkinson's Disease for the National Institute of Health and, of course, bringing her own cookbooks to publication.

Education
BA in Political Science, Stanford University
Magazine Writing Coursework, Columbia University, Graduate School of Journalism
Biochemistry Coursework, Adelphi University


Experience

Published cookbooks written by Alexandra Greeley:

ASIAN SOUPS, STEWS & CURRIES, Macmillan, New York, New York
ASIAN GRILLS, Doubleday, New York, New York
THAI DESSERTS, Periplus, Singapore
VIETNAMESE COOKING, Periplus, Singapore
THAI SOUPS AND SALADS, THAI NOODLES AND SNACKS, Periplus, Singapore
MEXICO! Macmillan, New York, New York
GOOD ENOUGH TO EAT, Simon & Schuster, New York, New York
(for Good Enough to Eat Restaurant, New York City)

Staff and Contract Positions
Food Editor, Vegetarian Times, Richmond, Virginia (Current)
Responsible for recipe testing, assigning and editing articles, interviewing chefs, editing recipes and writing feature articles.

Food Critic, America Online's Digital City, Washington, DC Dining Guide
Set up restaurant database for Digital City and wrote food features for online users.

News Desk Editor, America Online's Digital City, Washington, DC
Responsible for updating daily news stories online for selected cities and creating issues pages utilizing html.

Food Critic, Gayot (Gault-Millau) Guidebooks, Los Angeles, California
Wrote and updated more than 1,000 restaurant reviews for Washington area restaurants. Wrote dining guidebook for the metropolitan Washington area.

Restaurant Site Editor/Writer, foodline.com, Washington, DC
Responsible for updating local restaurant database and providing online restaurant profiles.

Editor, Times Community Newspapers, “Weekender,” Reston, Virginia
Responsible for writing, editing, layout (with QuarkXpress), and paste-up of topics; focused on Northern Virginia communities' current arts, entertainment, and cultural topics.

Managing Editor, Numbered Notice Office of HlV/AIDS Education, The American National Red Cross, Washington, DC
Wrote and edited ten newsletters per year with current AIDS news for the field; responsible for managing newsletter design and production and editing miscellaneous projects.

Project Editor, Office of Special Projects, The American National Red Cross, Washington, DC
Edited the seven-unit Child Care Course developed by the American Red Cross for the training of caregivers nationwide; each unit consisting of a workbook and an instructor's manual.

Food Writer/Restaurant Reviewer in following newspapers:
Journal, Metropolitan Washington, DC
Intowner, Washington, DC
Metro Weekly, Washington, DC
The Connection, McLean, Virginia.

Staff Writer, FDA Consumer magazine, Food and Drug Administration, Washington, DC

Press Officer/Writer, American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, Washington, DC
Wrote weekly women's health columns for newspaper distribution, news releases, and bimonthly newsletter for affiliated organization, Healthy Mothers-Healthy Babies Coalition. Also handled press queries and specially assigned projects.

Writer/Editor, Romance Today, New York, New York
Wrote all health and food text for this bimonthly magazine (inserted in Sunday editions of major national newspapers).

Staff Writer, Cookbook series "Great Meals in Minutes," Time-Life Books, New York New York
Wrote all text for successful 22-volume series, including introduction, menu copy, chefs' biographies, and photo captions.

Columnist, Electronic Engineering Manager magazine, New York, New York
Wrote monthly health column.

Food Writer, Long Island Life magazine, New York, New York
Wrote monthly food articles.

Food Editor/Writer, South China Morning Post, HONG KONG
Wrote weekly column that included restaurant reviews, local culinary events, and chef interviews. Also wrote weekly articles on life in Hong Kong.

Hong Kong Correspondent, Asian Medical News, HONG KONG
Wrote regular news features for biweekly newspaper serving medical professionals in Southeast Asia.


Food Writer / Restaurant Reviewer (Newspapers)

Journal, Metropolitan Washington, DC
Intowner, Washington, DC
Metro Weekly, Washington, DC
The Connection, McLean, Virginia.

Freelance Projects
Gastronomica, Williamstown, MASS - Wrote article on Vietnamese Pho

Periplus, SINGAPORE
Edited mini-series on Asian cooking for the American market.

American Red Cross, Washington, DC
Worked as project editor on the revision of materials for the African American HIV-AIDS program

Washingtonpost.com, Washington, DC
Wrote restaurant reviews and market profiles for the online service.

Microsoft’s Washington Sidewalk, Washington, DC
Wrote restaurant reviews for online entertainment guide.

Copyedited books for:
Macmillan
Chronicle Books
The Harvard Common Press
William Morrow

Wrote a brochure on nutrition and HIV/AIDS.
FDA, Washington, DC.

Wrote a booklet on CPR and first aid training.
AmeriCorps, Washington, DC

Edited a report on rural health care.
National Institute for Health Care Management, Washington, DC

Wrote a brochure on teenage pregnancy.
American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, Washington, DC

Edited an executive report on Indian oil economy.
World Bank, Washington, DC

Wrote a brochure on Parkinson's disease.
National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Maryland

Wrote a 25-page report on preventing teenage pregnancies.
Health and Human Services, Washington, DC

Managing editor for Report to Members and Executive Briefing Update newsletters.
National Leadership Coalition on AIDS, Washington, DC

Wrote and edited copy for brochures for the twenty-fifth anniversary celebration conference of Head Start. National Center for Education in Maternal and Child Health, Washington, DC

Wrote articles for NewsReport, published by the National Academy of Sciences, Washington, DC.

Wrote three brochures on women's health issues conferences for New York Hospital-Cornell Medical Center and Lenox Hill Hospital, New York.

Edited portions of an orthopedics encyclopedia, New York.

Wrote a fundraising brochure for Long Island Jewish Hospital, New York.

Edited recipes for GRANDMA'S KITCHEN, published by Simon & Schuster, New York.

Developed American home-style recipes for cooking series, International Masters Publishing Co., Los Angeles, California.

Misc.

Wrote a brochure on nutrition and HIV/AIDS.
FDA, Washington, DC.

Wrote a booklet on CPR and first aid training.
AmeriCorps, Washington, DC

Edited a report on rural health care.
National Institute for Health Care Management, Washington, DC

Wrote a brochure on teenage pregnancy.
American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, Washington, DC

Edited an executive report on Indian oil economy.
World Bank, Washington, DC

Wrote a brochure on Parkinson's disease.
National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Maryland

Wrote a 25-page report on preventing teenage pregnancies.
Health and Human Services, Washington, DC

Managing editor for Report to Members and Executive Briefing Update newsletters.
National Leadership Coalition on AIDS, Washington, DC

Wrote and edited copy for brochures for the twenty-fifth anniversary celebration conference of Head Start.
National Center for Education in Maternal and Child Health, Washington, DC

Wrote articles for NewsReport, published by the National Academy of Sciences, Washington, DC.

Wrote three brochures on women's health issues conferences for New York Hospital-Cornell Medical Center and Lenox Hill Hospital, New York.

Edited portions of an orthopedics encyclopedia, New York.

Wrote a fundraising brochure for Long Island Jewish Hospital, New York.

Edited recipes for GRANDMA'S KITCHEN, published by Simon & Schuster, New York.

Developed American home-style recipes for cooking series, International Masters Publishing Co., Los Angeles, California.


Copyedited Books

Macmillan
Chronicle Books
The Harvard Common Press
William Morrow

Contributor (Magazines)

AAA World
Amtrak Express
Bride's
Chile Pepper
Critical Difference (Washington Hospital Center)
Eve
FDA Consumer
Fine Cooking
FoodArts
Gastronomica
InnAsia
Kaleidoscope
Ladies' Home Journal
Maryland Lodging
Michigan Trucking
Museum and Arts Washington
North Shore
On the Grill
Peninsula
Reader's Digest
Seaport
TV Times
USA Weekend
Washingtonian
World & I

Contributor (Newspapers)

AIDS Record Newsletter
Baltimore Sun
International Medical News
Intowner
Journal
Newsday
New York Times
Physician Manager
South China Morning Post
Sun Gazette
The Connection
Times Community Newspapers
Washington Post
Washington Times
Washington Woman


Professional Affiliations

Coleader, Slow Food Convivium, Washington, DC
American Society of Journalists and Authors
Les Dames d’Escoffier
International Association of Culinary Professionals


REFERENCES FURNISHED ON REQUEST

NOTE: PORTFOLIO OF WORK FURNISHED ON REQUEST