Erik is the founder of the food travel trade industry, and Founder and Executive Director of the World Food Travel Association, the world’s leading authority on food and beverage tourism. He’s also the publisher of Have Fork Will Travel and author of Culinary Tourism: The Hidden Harvest. He is a highly sought speaker on food and beverage tourism and has been featured in The New York Times, Newsweek and Forbes, and on CNN, Sky TV, the BBC, the Australian Broadcasting Corporation, PeterGreenberg.com, and other leading media outlets.
Favorite Cuisine: Italian, Mexican and Levant (in that order)
Favorite Dish: Pizza!
Favorite Drink: Currently enjoying Bahía de Dénia white wine from Spain’s Marina Alta wine-growing region, where I live; also a fan of most red wines and hard ciders
Doesn’t leave home without: emergency cutlery kit (knife, fork, spoon, wine bottle/can opener) – you never know when you might need them!
Where I want to travel next for food or drink: Thailand, Iran, India and Japan