Lucky me: I get to spend most of the spring researching three chapter’s for the next edition of Lonely Planet China. I’ll be visiting “China’s Hawaii,” the island of Hainan, as well as Anhui and Zhejiang provinces south and southwest of Shanghai.
Lonely Planet started a new series of cookbooks, called From the Source. The idea is to capture a place through its food, and include recipes from the best cooks who make the food — all with gorgeous photos throughout. This summer, editions for Italy and Thailand were released (photo above). I want to make everything.
Next up: Japan. I’m contributing the chapter on Tohoku & Hokkaido. The photographer and I are still in the process of sorting out our plans, but it looks like we’ll be road-tripping deep into Hokkaido. I can’t wait!