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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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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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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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