Biography

Welcome to EatingAsia -- 15 (!) years old in September 2017.

EatingAsia focuses on ingredients, food markets, cooks and food artisans, and culinary cultures in Turkey, south east Asia and beyond. In 2014 and 2016 EatingAsia was named Editor's Choice, Culinary Travel in the Saveur Food Blog Awards. EatingAsia has been featured and/or cited for excellence by the New York Times, BBC, Food 52, Australian Gourmet Traveller, The Guardian, The Splendid Table, CNN, and other media.

Food and travel journalist Robyn Eckhardt's writings have appeared in Saveur, the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, The Economist, Travel+Leisure, and Food & Wine. She is the author of 'Istanbul and Beyond: Exploring Turkey's Diverse Cuisines' (Rux Martin/Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, October 10 2017).
She posts on Instagram at @istanbulandbeyond and on Twitter at @eatingasia.
To learn more, visit robyneckhardt[DOT]com.

IACP award-winning food and travel photographer David Hagerman's images have appeared in the New York Times, The Economist's monthly magazine 1843, Lucky Peach, SBS Feast, Afar, Food & Wine, and the Wall Street Journal, among other publications. His location and studio images illustrate cookbooks as well, including 'The Malaysian Kitchen' (Houghton Mifflin, spring 2017) and 'Istanbul and Beyond'. He Instagrams at @davehagerman.
View David's professional website at davidhagermanphoto[DOT]com.

'Istanbul and Beyond' is the result of our nearly two decades-long passion for Turkey, its food and its people. After our first trip to Turkey in 2008 Robyn studied Turkish at University of California, Berkeley. Between 2011 and 2015, as we conducted research for 'Istanbul and Beyond', we clocked more than 16 months on the road, covering more than 15,000 miles, in Istanbul and Turkey's eastern half. Several of the regions featured in 'Istanbul and Beyond' are little referenced by food writers outside of Turkey; many recipes in the book have never before been published in English.

(Visit the book's website at IstanbulandBeyondCookbook [DOT] com)

When not reporting, writing, developing recipes, or simply traveling to eat, we organise food and photography workshops in Turkey, Italy, and Asia under the banner CraftingCulinaryStories [DOT] com.

We live in northern Italy, where we recently moved after more than twenty years in Asia.

Contact us at robyn.eckhardt@gmail.com and drhagerman@gmail.com.

Thanks for reading!