Wow! Can it really be four months already since David Lebovitz joined our Spice Islands® Explorer family? It has been such a pleasure getting to know David. I really enjoyed sharing the Spice Islands® story with him when we spent some time together during our spice-immersion event back in March.
The recipes David created using our spices – Date-Orange Ice Cream? (with Spice Islands® Orange Peel, Spice Islands® Pure Vanilla Extract) Entrecôte Steak with Mustard Butter? (using Spice Islands® Old Hickory Smoked Salt, Spice Islands® ground chipotle chili, Spice Islands® cilantro, Spice Islands® parsley, Spice Islands® ground mustard) – have definitely made me swoon. I’ve always found David’s anecdotes about life in Paris entertaining, so I was absolutely thrilled that he shared some of them on the Spice Islands® Flavor Explorer blog.
But, all good things must come to an end, so on behalf of the Spice Islands® family, we bid David a fond farewell. Thank you so much, David!
As we say goodbye to David, we extend a warm welcome to our next Spice Islands® Flavor Explorers – Todd Porter and Diane Cu also known as the “White on Rice Couple!” Their photography is breathtaking, and their recipes are absolutely mouthwatering. I am really looking forward to not only reading about what inspires them in the kitchen, but also trying the recipes they create using Spice Islands® Pure Vanilla Extract and Saigon Cinnamon.
Todd and Diane are full-time photographers, freelance journalists and cooking instructors based in Los Angeles. They’re avid travelers and foodies – and amazing storytellers. They have a unique sense of style and taste that I am sure you will all appreciate.
We are so excited that they have signed on to explore a world of flavors with us! Welcome, again, Todd and Diane!
Until next time,
Vicky, on behalf of the Spice Islands® Family