We're celebrating the artisans, writers, makers, and more who make up the diverse and inspiring world of food. Today: Steve Sando, the founder of Rando Gordo -- now in the FOOD52 Shop! -- travels Mexico far and wide in search of the best heirloom beans, corn, and chiles.
Patricia Wells (you may recognize her Genius Zucchini Carpaccio) has long been our go-to source for the best restaurant recommendations in Paris. Her guide, Food Lover's Guide to Paris, is practically a classic. Now, Wells has revamped her guide for a modern age: the Food Lover's Guide is now available as an iPhone app!
A lovely thing about recipes is their capacity to travel quickly. From every known corner of the world they come, alighting upon our computer screens, and then — if we're feeling particularly ambitious one summer night — on our own kitchen tables. It ensures that even if we can't make it to that island off the coast of Greece or to the hills of Northeastern China, we can still eat like we were born there. And even if we will never visit the cosy street corner in Stellenbosch, South Africa where Nook Eatery resides, we can still get there by daydream, traveling via the sun-dappled photos and simple-but-oh-so sweet recipes they regularly feature on their blog.