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A Food and Photography Tour of Ireland: December 14th-20th

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This winter, photographer Kristin Teig and I will lead a tour of Western Ireland integrating our two passions; food and photography. Each day will feature gastronomic and photographic adventures throughout one of Ireland’s most revered food regions. It is here, in this … Continue reading

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A Recap of Our Inaugural Culinary Tour of Iceland

Our fantastic group

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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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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Julia Child and Baobab Trees: Recipes and an Interview with Senegalese Chef Pierre Thiam

Pierre Thiam at the CIA World of Flavors Conference in St. Helena, California

Chef Pierre Thiam grew up in Senegal, where he spent his childhood in the thriving Western port city of Dakar enjoying an umami-rich cuisine informed by the culinary traditions of Senegal, Morocco, Portugal, France and Vietnam. During the summers he … Continue reading

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Mrs. Chauhan’s Parathas in Our India

Paratha Dough and its Endless Fillings

The chef Maneet Chauhan warned me before our trip to India that the word “stuffed” in her country is not only the way many of the street foods of Delhi are prepared, it’s a perpetual state of being. She was … Continue reading

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India: Truck Stops, Jalebis and the Taj Mahal

Mutter Vatna in Old Delhi

“Keep walking. Don’t forget, Delhi is like a Formula One Race. Stay in your lane,” our guide Sandeep told me as we jostled our way through the throngs of passengers clamoring for a seat on board the Taj Express to … Continue reading

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Delhi: A Passage to India

Panipuri in Agra

In an ideal world, an inaugural gastronomic research trip to India would include a chef as passionate and well-versed about her nation’s cuisine as she is charismatic; a talented photographer to brilliantly capture your culinary adventures; a guide who not … Continue reading

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E. Dehillerin: The 19th Century Parisian Cookware Store Where Julia Child Was a Regular

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Novice and professional cooks alike jostle for space in the claustrophobic aisles of E. Dehillirin, the family owned cookware shop in Paris’s First Arrondissement. Established in 1820, the iconic institution is a utilitarian center of culinary commerce where gastronomes from … Continue reading

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