Janice Nieder could be the love child of Indiana Jones and Julia Child. She was a specialty food consultant
     for 12 years in New York, with a client list that included Tavern on the Green, Dean & Deluca and
     Sign of the Dove.

     After being bitten by the travel bug, her culinary adventures took her to over 95 countries, where she shared a
     smoked monkey dinner with a shaman deep in the Amazon Jungle; helped Ethiopian tribal woman bake injera
     bread on hot stones in 108 degree heat; and crashed a wedding feast in Pakistan, where she was wined and
     dined by over 200 men — and no women. Last year, she mistakenly bought camouflage clothes to participate
     in a week long truffle hunting safari in Marche, Italy, never tiring of the decadently delicious fungi feasts.

     To keep things in balance Janice also enjoys writing about her luxury Girlfriend Getaways such as the time she
     stayed in a Pasha’s palace in Istanbul (for $10,000/night) or experiencing a Limpia in Quito, where her soul
     was cleansed by a Shaman who scrubbed her raw with nettles (guess which she enjoyed more?) as well as
     covering soft-core adventure, the cultural scene, trendy boutiques, local crafts, luxury hotels, chef interviews, etc.

     Janice is now firmly ensconced in the gastronomically diverse city of San Francisco. Her proudest achievement
     was receiving San Francisco’s Community Leadership Award of Excellence for her on-going work as the
     Volunteer Coordinator for C.H.E.F.S. (Conquering Homelessness Through Employment in Food Service) a
     program she helped develop that provides culinary and job skill training for the homeless.

     She is a proud member of Society of American Travel Writers, Bay Area Travel Writers, the International
     Travel Writers Alliance and International Food, Wine and Travel Writers Association.