I'm just as happy discovering the perfect roadside diner in New Mexico as I am at a wine-paired feast in a Michelin-starred restaurant in Copenhagen. Food excites me, and it has since I first cracked open my mom's bright orange, five ring Betty Crocker cookbook years ago. The culture behind it, the producers who create it, the artists who reinvent it-- these are the stories I love to tell.
From the prolific craft brewers of central Texas and the coveted mineral water sourced from the hills of Tuscany to the spiritual production of Oaxacan mezcal, Kiev's newly burgeoning craft cocktail scene and Melbourne's competitive coffee roasting culture, I'm always seeking the next best liquid traditions and trends, and the talented people who source, produce, and stir up what we're drinking.
Find me sipping coconuts in Jalisco, two stepping in Texas, pintxo bar-hopping in San Sebastián, scuba diving in Greece, tasting my way through Istanbul's Spice Market, cycling past quokkas in Australia, kayaking off the coast of Seattle and rediscovering New York...Of course, my bucket list of destinations far exceeds the places I've been, but shouldn't that always be the case?