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Listen to Never-Before-Heard Conversations between Award-Winning Travel Editor Bruce Wallin and Master Chefs

Traveling with master chefs is the theme of the brand-new season of CurtCo Media’s Travel That Matters with Bruce Wallin. The podcast’s 10-episode Master Chef series is for anyone who loves food, travel, and learning about the top culinary destinations from the people who know them best. Never-heard-before conversations showcase the “who’s who” of the culinary world—including Marcus Samuelsson, Daniel Boulud, Amanda Freitag, Gregory Gourdet, and Simeon Hall Jr.— and their inspiring travel stories and insider tips.

You will hear what it takes to create stunning hand-made pasta from the distinguished chef Boulud, get an inside look into the sights, smells, and tastes from around the world that inspired chefs Samuelsson and Gourdet, and learn about the best food cities in the United States, including where to find the best pizza (hint: it’s not in New York), from chef Freitag. You will also hear from Gail Simmons, Curtis Stone, Chris Jackson, and others. The April 25 release of the new Master Chef series from Travel That Matters is perfectly timed to inspire your travels this summer and beyond.

Here’s a taste of the first few episodes and why global travel makes food special:

  • Marcus Samuelsson, acclaimed chef behind many restaurants worldwide, shares where he goes to buy his spices and sauces, the difference in food among African countries, how he discovers food gems in countries he visits, why people should think of Sweden as a food destination, his experiences with Anthony Bourdain, and more.

  • Amanda Freitag, well known for being a judge on Food Network’s “Chopped,” reveals what unique item she collects during her travels around the world and shares her experiences as a chef, including what she appreciates about Italian food that might surprise you and her favorite food cities in the US. She tells Bruce where she wants to travel next and Bruce gives Amanda his suggestion for her next food trip.

  • Daniel Boulud, legendary two Michelin star chef, shares insider tips on where the best travel and food scenes are in off-the-path cities of France. He also shares why he loves Caribbean cuisine and the Bahamas, what makes each Bahamian island cuisine different, and his stories of exploring and eating the ultra fresh and unique seafood in the streets of the Bahamas. In addition, Daniel shares his favorite underrated food regions around the world and why Japan is one of his favorite food destinations on the globe.

  • Gregory Gourdet, multi-awarded chef and restaurateur, shares the food and travel moments that really stood out most for him during his multiple stints on Top Chef, like his first taco in Mexico and his first chicken with sticky rice Thailand. Gregory shares why he is in love with the foods and flavors of Southeast Asia, why he loves Peru for its unique food, ingredients, and sightseeing opportunities, and why Oaxaca is a food Mecca for, not only Mexico, but the world. Finally, Gregory shares where he recently had an incredible meal in New York.

Presenting sponsors of the Travel That Matters Master Chef series are Accor, a world-leading Hospitality group, and Stonestreet Estate Vineyards, a California winery in the Alexander Valley. The free podcast releases on alternate Tuesdays, and is available on all major platforms, including Apple Podcasts, Amazon Music, Spotify, and Goodpods.


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