Welcome to Gastronomer's Guide

Welcome! I’m Joseph Erdos, The Gastronomer of Gastronomer's Guide. I started this blog during New York restaurant week in January 2008. For a long time I had been searching for a way in which to share my musings on food topics with others. This blog became just that.

After graduating from New York University with a degree in English and a dream of becoming a screenwriter, I had stints in daytime television, marketing, and nutrition before I realized that food, cooking, and eating had been my favorite subjects all along.

In the past I have worked at Everyday Food magazine at Martha Stewart and Columbia University Press, one of the largest academic book publishers. I was and still am continually inspired by countless food books, particularly those written by the father of molecular gastronomy, Hervé This. His passion made me see food in a new and different way. And from him I took a deeper interest in gastronomy, food science, and experimental cuisine. After earning a certificate in publishing from NYU, I turned to the world of blogging and began Gastronomer's Guide.

With this site, I celebrate the world of gastronomy in both the simple and elegant forms, from basic home cooking to elaborate restaurant cuisine. My aim is to teach, entertain, and expand the reader's/eater's fundamental experience with food into the extraordinary by exploring science, history, culture, cooking, dining, and eating.

With a focus on food-related things to do and see in and around New York, with coverage of events, cooking demonstrations, lectures, readings, and dining experiences, and with my recipe creations, I hope Gastronomer's Guide will become your source for food and culture.

Please join me in my gastronomical adventures.

If you would like to contact me, please use the form below.