Category Archives: Pioneers

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 Wild Fermentation Epiphany at Ubuntu

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I visited northern California a few months ago with Art Culinaire to profile chefs Corey Lee, former chef de cuisine of The French Laundry, now owner and executive chef of Benu in San Francisco; Charles Phan of The Slanted Door … Continue reading

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