I travel far and often—with my husband, on my own and with friends. For me, inspiration can come from anywhere, from travels or a good meal, and from distant lands or my neighborhood. Anita’s Feast was born after a wonderful meal around a table with my neighbors in Basel, Switzerland.
Since then, travel experiences around the world have enriched my home, my table, and life with my husband, photographer Tom Fakler. I am also museum junkie who lives my passion for active travel and cultural immersion. Wherever I go, I am always on the hunt for my next great meal!
An internationally published travel writer, I have contributed to numerous compilations of writing about food and wine, and to other blogs and websites. Food adds such a cultural dimension to travel, that it makes its way into just about every story I write.
Anthologies and features
“In search of Cambodia’s ‘lost continent’ of flavors“ in The Pilgrimage Chronicles: Embrace the Quest, Sacred World Explorations, with Tor and Siffy Torkildson, November 2017
“Three cooks, one Moroccan home kitchen, result: delicious” in Foreign Flavours, a Writers Abroad anthology of fiction, fact and recipes, October 2011
“Couscous and Camaraderie” in A Moveable Feast: Life-Changing Food Encounters Around the World, Lonely Planet anthology of food and travel, 2010
In Where Food Comes From and Where It Takes Us, a BlogHer Anthology connecting culture, memory, and discovery: my story of cooking in a Moroccan home kitchen.
Contributor to Wanderlust Magazine (UK), Getting On Travel, FWT, the journal of the International Food, Wine & Travel Writer’s Association (IFWTWA), Hello Switzerland and other outlets
Speaking & other travel writing
Speaker, Digital Wine Communications Conference, Plovdiv, Bulgaria: “Delipair–Future of food & wine matching: A foodie looks at wine pairing”, and 1.º Congresso Nacional de Turismo de Culinária (Portugal’s first National Congress on Culinary Tourism), Figueira da Foz, Portugal: “Discovering Place, With People, Through Food”