Having worked in restaurant kitchens during high school and college, Scott is an accomplished cook. In 2004 Scott began blogging about what he was cooking...and eating. His blog got some early recognition which led to opportunities to write about food for newspapers, magazines, books, radio, and television.
Newspapers. For years, Scott wrote a weekly food-related column called The Hungry Hoosier in Indiana newspapers and Food for Thought in papers around the country. The column ran in over 75 newspapers across the U.S. His newspaper work garnered several journalism awards including Best Column from the Hoosier State Press Association. Some of Scott's columns can be found on the Journal page of this website. They feature stories about food, family, and community and recipes from Scott's kitchen. Scott does not currently take on many food writing assignments; but a new story or recipe will sometimes show up here.
Books. Scott is also co-author, along with Indiana University professor Christine Barbour, of Home Grown Indiana: A Food Lover's Guide to Good Eating in the Hoosier State, which was named Best Creative Nonfiction Book of 2009 by the Indiana State Library.
Radio. For several year Scott had a regular feature that aired on WBAA Public Radio from Purdue University. WBAA also distributed these stories as podcasts available on iTunes. Scott has also been a regular contributor to K-Love.
Television. In 2008 WFYI, Indianapolis' Public Television station, asked Scott to bring his unique style of storytelling to the small screen for a series of short documentaries for a program called Across Indiana. These stories resonated with viewers as well as critics garnering Scott multiple Emmy nominations. A few of these stories are available online including The Meal Behind the Mask, and ChickiePoo's: Eat. Here. Now.