Discovering new food, Discovering new wines, Consulting, Networking
"The gentle art of gastronomy is a friendly one. It hurdles the language barrier, makes friends among civilized people, and warms the heart." ~ Samuel Chamberlain
I grew up in Santa Clara Valley (what is now know as Silicon Valley), and my career has come full circle from Computer Science (Stanford & Lockheed), then 20 years in product development, sourcing and design in trichannel commerce (wholesale, brick & mortar retail, B2C mail order catalog & eCommerce start-ups) , traveling the world , spending millions on dollars of someone else's money, staying in 5 star hotels, dining at the best restaurants and drinking the best wines, and now I am immersed in the world of Ithe Internet - writing about my passion - food, wine and learning of the cultures and Cusines of the World.
I am an accomplished photographer now using a Nikon DSL D80 with various lenses, as well as a Sony HD video-cam. Shot 8 GB of HD stills on our recent trip to Cambodia and Thailand, as well as 60 GB videos, including interviews of some awesome chefs in venues ranging from street markets to Raffles.
I have been the Thai Food Editor on BellaOnline for 3 years, plus numerous other writing assignments. In addition, I have been heavily involved with annual Carmel TomatoFest for 10+ years, working closely with Gary Ibsen, the event's organizer and the person responsible for initially bringing the event to life and helping it grow into one of the premier food and wine events worldwide. I have also attended every International Food show in San Francsico since the events' inception nearly 30 years ago (exhibitor, buyer, & now media).
Years in the Industry
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hi Mary-anne, thanks for connecting and saying 'hi'. Looks like you're in my 'old' neck of the woods. I live a little further north now. Are you blogging now? I didn't see a website link. I would love to see some of your pics, writings, etc, if available.