Bernadette Machard de Gramont
Writer in San Francisco, California
When most kids were still eating a diet of applesauce, juice boxes, and Cheerios, Bernadette enjoyed prito & sinangag (fried fish and garlic rice) for breakfast. Watching her mom knead dough for steamed pork buns and wrap rice cakes for parties, eating fruit straight from her grandfather's trees, wandering into the kitchen of her family's Chinese restaurant, picking out crab with her Dad, and discovering the myriad of Asian foods at her fingertips as a kid in Honolulu, food became her passport to the world. There was no such thing as "kid's food" and "grown up's food" - there was just...food.
Sparked by a college friend obsessed with Thomas Keller and the Zagat Guide, Bernadette began learning about gastronomy before she moved to San Francisco in 2001, where she dove headfirst into a whole new set of foods: Indian curries, injeera bread, pizza Neapolitana, Shanghainese soup dumplings, carne asada burritos, freshly shucked Hog Island Oysters. After working in entertainment and exploring the interior design industry, she had the opportunity to change fields in 2009 and fell in love with French food & wine, and has turned her passion for cooking, eating, traveling,and culinary anthropology into a writing career.
Bernadette has since worked for Williams-Sonoma, Vinfolio.com, Wine.com, Healthline.com, Gogobot, TripCreator, and currently creates content for LoveofTaste.com and Tastemade. View her writing portfolio here.