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 cuisines – Italian, Indian/Thai tied for second, Levant (Middle Eastern) and TexMex. Favorite drink – red wine or hard cider. Favorite dessert – chocolate is always the correct choice and gelato always works. Favorite destinations for food or drink – 1) Bologna, Italy; 2) San Sebastian, Spain; 3) Istanbul, Turkey. Where I still want to visit to try the local food – Thailand, India and Iran.