Andoni Aduriz: I Am A Diner Before I Am A Chef

As published in WG Magazine, “Geeta Bansal: Conversations with Chef” in the October 2017 issue with a foreword by Chef Andoni Aduriz of Mugaritz. “One of the most precious things in life is to care as caring means spending time. Time, in turn, is the most valuable of all ingredients. It allows us to live,…

Massimo Bottura & Lara Gilmore: “LA is Like Sparkling Water”

Chef Massimo Bottura has a willing accomplice in his spouse Lara T. Gilmore in his gastronomic explorations and ruminations  that tread a fine line between imagination and reality. Bottura is an impatient culinary creator whose creative mind  races at warp speed. Should you have occasion to engage in a conversation with him you soon realize that he has…

Touring The Wine Country of Chile

South of the equator and hanging on the edge of the world, Chilean vineyards roll down from the foothills of the majestic snow-capped Andes mountains all the way to the extensive jagged Pacific coastline. Chile is blessed with a Mediterranean climate and a longstanding agricultural tradition that is now shifting towards sustainable and biodynamic farming practices….

Summer 2017: An Ongoing Adventure

A four hands dinner to celebrate the 20th Anniversary of the Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao took me to Spain in June and by happenstance it coincided with the 15th Anniversary celebration of The World’s 50 Best Restaurants List in Barcelona. I spent a few days in Bilbao exploring the city and environs and the view…

Where to Eat in Barcelona

As a frequent visitor to Barcelona I am often asked for recommendations for a food centered trip. This dining guide to one of my favorite cities was recently published in Gourmet Magazine.