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Russ Parsons

Season 3, Ep. 2

When having a holiday meal, it is not the taste that makes it special rather how it feels. New smells, sights and sounds arouse all the senses. The pleasures of discovering local cuisine when travelling were brought to life in this episode by Russ Parsons, the renowned former food editor of the Los Angeles Times.


This was one of the most enjoyable interviews I have done in 3 seasons. I have always believed that food and travel are inextricably linked and this episode is for all lovers of food and everything to do with food.


After retiring Russ moved to Waterford and he now writes a brilliant monthly food column for the Irish Times. I love his articles because he writes about how wonderful Irish food is from the perspective of an outsider. I chat with Russ about his favourite trips to places like Umbria, Los Angeles, Gascony and Mendocino.


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