Undaunted by lengthy college writing requirements and, later, by strict deadlines as a newspaper reporter and contributor to several publications, Brook Larios used her BA in Psychology like any good student of the mind — to figure out the most indirect route to her passion. Within months of graduating, she landed an internship as a reporter for a San Diego-based community newspaper group and was soon interviewing Leonard Nimoy. The perceptive vulcan commented on the insightfulness of her questions and she was hooked on storytelling.

Brook’s works have since appeared in Edible San Diego, San Diego Magazine, Exquisite Weddings Magazine, Pacific San Diego Magazine, San Diego CityBeat San Diego Daily Transcript, San Diego Guest Informant, WHERE Magazine, Fitness Runner Magazine, Under the Sun, La Jolla Village News and several other publications, and she contributed to “Memories of Paulo Freire,” a reflection on the life and work of the great educator.

Smitten with food since her embryonic state and nearly obsessed by the age of eight, her main interest lies in the relationship between food and culture and she supports local restaurants committed to sustainability as well as farms and food purveyors that treat Earth and animal humanely. She writes about food for over seven publications, including CityBeat’s weekly Nibbles column, and she’s Principal/CEO of PlainClarity Communications, a boutique public relations, marketing, copywriting and Web development firm serving restaurants, spas, visual & performing artists and socially conscious companies and individuals.