My most recent exploits took me all the way to Istanbul and it was quite the adventure. Founded in 660 BC as Byzantium, in 330 AD it became Constantinople when it was overtaken by the Roman emperor Constantine.
My expectations of Qatari cuisine and culinary tradition were imminently exceeded during my recent trip to Doha. I visited Spice Market's Doha outpost, located in the W Hotel, on behalf of Jean-Georges Vongerichten to oversee operations, train sous-chefs and implement menu adjustments as needed.
As the executive chef at New York's Spice Market, which specializes in Southeast Asian street food, I recently traveled to Singapore, Hong Kong and Thailand to experience the cuisine firsthand.