. 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.