As if the schedule of trufflicious events and seminars wasn’t reason enough to dedicate January 18-21, 2013 to worshipping Tuber melanosporum, the Napa Truffle Festival just announced that Colman Andrews will be delivering the keynote address to kick things off Saturday morning.
Heard of Saveur Magazine? This guy co-founded it.
Heard of the James Beard Awards? He’s won EIGHT.
Heard of Ferran Adrià? Colman Andrews wrote the man’s biography.
Internationally acclaimed food writer Colman Andrews has eaten his way around Spain, France, Italy, France, and many other delicious destinations, translating his gustatory adventures into a form that lets us share his sensory impressions of the experience. He’s written for seemingly every publication that ever talks about food, has published an astounding array of books about food and cooking, and now serves as editorial director for the wine and food “mega-site” The Daily Meal.
Andrews can take a topic like Irish country cooking — not something a modern food-lover typically associates with epicurean delights — and craft a cookbook that the James Beard Foundation honors not only as the Best International Cookbook 2010, but also its Cookbook of the Year, beating out all other entries from every category. Country Cooking of Ireland also won the 2011 Best International Cookbook prize from the International Association of Cooking Professionals. Irish cooking, folks.
I can’t wait to hear what he does with the Périgord truffle, and I know I’m not alone.