Contributors

Andrea Robinson

Three-times James Beard Foundation winner, Andrea is an American sommelier, television personality and author. She is also one of 18 women Master Sommeliers in the world and was the first woman to be named by the Sommelier Society of America as the best sommelier in the US.

Bite-sized Questions What has been your most memorable dining experience? My husband John’s breathtakingly delicious Linguine with Lobster Medallions and vanilla bean beurre blanc. He made it for me on our anniversary and served it with Krug Grande Cuvee Champagne. It’s become an anniversary tradition. Is there anything you wouldnevertry? Asparagus with world class Burgundy, because their flavor profiles crash and each is so...

March 02, 2014

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Sylvie Augereau

Sylvie Augereau was born in Loire Valley and still resides there today. A wine journalist for international publications, including GQ and Fool and French titles Carnet de Vigne (Hachette 2007, 2009, 2010), Le Nouvel Observateur and La Revue du Vin de, Sylvie is also a vine worker.

Bite-sized Questions What has been your most memorable dining experience? L’Agapé Substance (Paris) when David Toutain was there. In the name of food research, is there anything you wouldnevertry? Humans. What’s your favourite comfort food? Beurre blanc. If you had to eat one meal for the rest of your life, what would it be? Pasta-capers-tomato-parmesan. After a long week, what’s your tipple of choice? Hermitage from...

March 02, 2014

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Luciana Bianchi

An Italian–Brazilian chef and food writer with a background in molecular science, Luciana is a trained chef and has worked in Michelin-starred restaurants. She has cooked for celebrities, interviewed many of the best international chefs, and has published work in 12 countries. Luciana contributes to S. Pellegrino World’s 50 Best Restaurants’ blog and is an International Correspondent of Apicius – the journal of gastronomy, published in Barcelona. A world frequent traveller and food researcher, she is based in the UK, but divides her time between Brazil and Italy.

Bite-sized Questions What has been your most memorable dining experience? My first visit to Asador Etxebarri in the Basque Country.VictorArguinzoniz'sachievement ofmastering the art of fire in combination with perfect produce proved to me that the real luxury lies in simplicity. In the name of food research, is there anything you wouldnevertry? A live animal. My food must be dead. I have too much respect for life! What’s your...

March 02, 2014

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