Get an inside look at the life of the legendary Peter Kaminsky on today’s episode of Chef’s Story. Peter Kaminsky is the author and coauthor of many books, including Pig Perfect, Culinary Intelligence, Seven Fires and Mallmann on Fire (with Francis Mallmann), and Charred and Scruffed (with Adam Perry Lang). He is a longtime contributor to Food & Wine and a former columnist for The New York Times and New York magazine. He’s a mentor to many chefs and is a real renaissance man. He knows as much about fly fishing as anyone, is the Creator and Executive Producer of the Mark Twain prize for American humor and was a contributor at National Lampoon in the 70’s. Tune in for some real knowledge and insight on this show! This program was brought to you by Visit Napa Valley.



“Many of the cookbooks I write in the subjects voice. You have to channel them. “It’s parody without the jokes. It has to sound like them.” [27:00]


“[My advice to chefs is to] travel. You won’t be able to do that your whole life when you get tied down to a restaurant or family. So much of what goes on in the food world these days comes from travel and experiencing other peoples cuisines.” [43:00]


“Food is among the most important things in your life. On the other hand it’s important not to make it overly important. People who talk about food a lot are talking about it too much, I think.” [46:00]

—Peter Kaminsky on Chef’s Story