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The Food Network's, Bobby Flay's Throwdown
Wednesday, Feb. 2, 2011 (8:30 Eastern, 7:30 Central, 6:30 Mountain)

Susanna will be judging the two moussakas made by Greek chef Diane Kochilas and Bobby Flay. It's a fun show!

10-night Mediterranean Cruise - October 19, 2011
Join Dr. Susanna Hoffman, anthropologist, chef, and food writer, on an amazing exploration of the Greek Isles and Turkey aboard the Regent Seven Seas Voyager. Author of the cookbook: THE OLIVE AND THE CAPER: ADVENTURES IN GREEK COOKING, Dr. Hoffman has lived and worked in Greece and other Mediterranean regions. She has written for Saveur, Fine Cooking, Bon Appetit, Gastronomia and Greek Gourmet Traveler along with numerous other food magazines. She has appeared on cooking shows from coast to coast, including Good Morning America, The Food Network, Oprah, Discovery, CNN, PBS and many more.

Dr. Hoffman gives food lectures and cooking demonstrations around the globe and will be sharing her love and knowledge of Greek cuisine with our special Gourmet Travel Club group members exclusively on board this luxurious ship. Cooking demonstrations, onboard lectures and shoreside events will be featured. Earning her PHD from the University at Berkeley in Anthrology, Dr. Hoffman has also written books on the subject of disasters, with her latest entitled: CATASTROPHE & CULTURE. In 2001, she was the first recipient of the Fulbright Foundation's new Aegean Initiative grant shared between Greece and Turkey, where she worked on the disaster issues facing both countries.

For Dr. Hoffman's full bio and more information on this unique adventure, email

This cruise will also be hosted by Jane Lee Winter, Executive Chef and President of Gourmet Travel Club. Jane Lee has been in the travel industry for over 30 years and has hosted numerous groups to the Mediterranean and beyond. As a 2010 graduate of the Westlake Culinary Institute, Chef Jane Lee has a passion for learning about the cuisine of destinations and will facilitate numerous shore events and special value added features for our Gourmet Travel Club members. Her husband Larry Winter will join the sailing as our professional group photographer!

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October 18, 2010: Susanna was featured as the Author of the Day on

Cuisine plays an important part in any culture. It defines a people, their social habits, beliefs, environment and survival practices. Therefore, it's little wonder that Susanna Hoffman, a PhD Anthropologist, has enjoyed a fascination with ethnic food as part of her anthropological studies and consulting work worldwide.


More than simply studying the varied cuisines in her extensive travels, Susanna has made a second career out of it. She was one of the founders of Chez Panisse in Berkeley, California, the internationally known originator of California Cuisine, and famous for being the first restaurant to recognize and serve delicious organically and local grown food.
Not one to ignore the sensual as well as nutritional delights of the world's many cuisines, Susanna emerges from her anthropological endeavors to share her knowledge and culinary experiences as a much published author.  As an anthropologist, Susanna has a unique perspective on cuisine and her galvanizing writings encompass the history and origins of food, food customs, food songs, poetry, and quotes. Her most recent book, The Olive and the Caper: Adventures in Greek Cooking, was on the New York Times "Books to Get of the Year." Her forthcoming one on America’s incredible intermixed cuisine, America’s Big Bold Food, co-written with Victoria Wise, promises to achieve the same. In a more crucial work, Food, the Looming Global Food Crisis, from her rich  body of knowledge Susanna addresses the issue of hunger and plenty as part of her continuing efforts to educate, nourish and inform.   
Meanwhile, her spectacular cookbooks already on the shelves continue to entertain and satisfy. Susanna also offers the complete package for the total experience in culinary and cultural exploration that you can bring into your own kitchen or food event.

Please visit for more information about Dr. Hoffman's work in the field of disaster anthropology.




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