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The Modern Bar Cart Podcast

Mar 5, 2020

Eric interviews international food and drink maven Virginia Miller. She’s the Western North America Academy Chair for the World’s 50 Best Restaurants, as well as a contributor to some of the world's most lauded culinary and beverage publications.

Some of the topics we discuss include:

  • How Virginia leveraged her innate curiosity to transition from a home schooled education to a career and food and drink writing at the highest level.
  • How to train your palate to like EVERYTHING - even those things that you might have grown up really hating (or even fearing).
  • What Virginia has learned from visiting over 11,000 restaurants (and more than twice that many bars) around the world.
  • Why she is still in love with her home city of San Francisco, including a review of some of the most beautiful and innovative programs in that city today.
  • What it means to elevate food and drink beyond local offerings - including a metaphor that involves taking apart an engine.
  • The simple, elegant appeal of rhubarb gimlets, kimchi oysters, and much, much more.