Category Archives: Eddybles

Souk el Tayeb, Lebanon’s First Farmers’ Market, at the 2013 MAD Symposium

A perfect collaboration between the amazing women of Souk el Tayeb and MAD's hard working team of volunteers.

The word “tayeb” translates as both something that is “good” and “tasty” in Arabic. It also means “good hearted” when used to describe a person. At the first lunch served at this year’s MAD Symposium in Copenhagen by members of Souk … Continue reading

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At Home on the Ardeche with Stephane Reynaud for The Wall Street Journal.

Chef Stephane Reynaud at home on the Ardeche. Photo credit: David Orme for The Wall Street Journal.

Being assigned to interview one of my favorite chefs and cookbook authors about his home kitchen in the Ardeche region of France for The Wall Street Journal was a dream job. I’ve admired Stephane Reynaud for ages, long before I was fortunate … Continue reading

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A Recap of Our Inaugural Culinary Tour of Iceland

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We hosted our first culinary tour of Iceland last month with an incredible group of people from every corner of America. It was a week long adventure inspired by the 25 trips I’ve made to Iceland over the past several … Continue reading

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Iceland From Above

A new perspective on a waterfall as a river makes its way to sea, a river we could follow from its origin at a glacier to its intersection with the ocean.

Soaring above Iceland in a four seater plane during our final cookbook photo shoot last month transformed a nation I thought I knew from one craggy end to the other into something completely new. It put all the river, mountain … Continue reading

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James Beard on the Ganga River

Preparing roti at a temple in Haridwar

I was on a local bus to Haridwar from New Delhi the day the James Beard nominations  were announced. The last thing on my mind was whether or not the staff meal cookbook I co-wrote would snag a nomination that day … Continue reading

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Join Us for Our August Icelandic Culinary Tour of Iceland

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Spaces for our August 16th-23rd, 2013 culinary tour of Iceland are filling up fast! The trip has been featured in Departures Magazine, Poise Boston, About.com and most recently on CNN. Here’s what the station had to say: Food writer and chef Jody Eddy, … Continue reading

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Finding the Heart on All Things Considered

On Air on All Things Considered

I’ve listened to NPR since before I was a kid, jump starting countless conversations with the phrase, “On NPR…” used by public radio fans the world over. The programs are stitched into my day as succinctly as Terry Gross’s interview … Continue reading

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Behind the Scenes of Our Staff Meals Cookbook

Ad Hoc, Yountville, California: Photographer Eric Wolfinger captures chef Dave Cruz bundling skirt steak and charred scallions together for a late night staff meal feast that included a great dane, the teary departure of one staff member, and the best chocolate peanut butter bars in the universe.

I visited every restaurant profiled in the cookbook I co-wrote with Christine Carroll entitled Come In, We’re Closed: An Invitation to Staff Meals at the World’s Best Restaurants. Our book went on sale this week which made it seem like … Continue reading

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