“Truffles have managed to come out of the ground and into the American culinary mainstream without losing their mystique or their earthy appeal — further proof that they are a unique, irreplaceable culinary treasure.”
2013 Keynote Speaker
Colman Andrews is an internationally renowned food writer and editor, award-winning cookbook author, and the editorial director of the new culinary megasite The Daily Meal.
Andrews was the co-founder of Saveur, hailed as “the ultimate food magazine”, and its editor-in-chief from 2002 to 2006. He served as the restaurant columnist for Gourmet from 2006 through the magazine’s demise in 2009. He is the co-author and co-editor of three Saveur cookbooks and the author of six books of his own: “Catalan Cuisine” (which introduced the now-trendy cooking of Spain’s Catalonia region to America), “Everything on the Table”, “Flavors of the Riviera”, “The Country Cooking of Ireland” (named Best International Cookbook and Cookbook of the Year by the James Beard Foundation in 2010), “Ferran: The Inside Story of El Bulli and the Man Who Reinvented Food”, and “The Country Cooking of Italy”. His next book, “Devouring America”, a celebration of our nation’s best things to eat and drink, will be published in 2013.
Andrews delivered the keynote address at the 2005 Oxford Symposium on Food & Cookery, and was one of the first 50 food and wine figures to be named to “Who’s Who of Cooking in America”. He is also the recipient of the 1996 Bert Greene Award for magazine food journalism and the winner of eight James Beard Foundation awards, including the M.F.K. Fisher Distinguished Writing award. In April, 2012, he was awarded the Creu de Sant Jordi by the government of Catalonia in recognition of his services in promoting Catalan cuisine around the world.
A native of Los Angeles, Andrews now resides in Connecticut.