Location: san francisco, ca, United States
Member Since: 22 August 2004
International Food, Wine and Travel Writers Association
Society of American Travel Writers
Bay Area Travel Writers
Janice Nieder could be the love child of Indiana Jones and Julia Child. She was a specialty food consultant for 12 years in New York, with a client list that included Tavern on the Green, Dean & Deluca and Sign of the Dove.
After being bitten by the travel bug, her culinary adventures took her to over 90 countries, where she shared a smoked monkey dinner with a generous Shuar Indian family deep in the Amazon Jungle; helped Ethiopian tribal woman bake injera bread on hot stones in 108 degree heat; and crashed a wedding feast in Pakistan, where she was wined and dined by over 200 men — and no women.
Last year, she mistakenly bought camouflage clothes to participate in a week-long truffle hunting safari in Marche, Italy, never tiring of the decadently delicious fungi feasts.
But her real passion is working with underdeveloped countries to protect their cultural identity by preserving their traditional foods and cooking methods. To this end, Janice has written numerous articles about her culinary discoveries, assisted local producers with bringing their products to market, and consulted with tourism and business leaders on developing and promoting local farmers markets, cooking classes,and culinary tours.
Janice has received San Francisco's Community Leadership Award of Excellence for her on- going work as the Volunteer Coordinator for C.H.E.F.S. (Conquering Homelessness Through Employment in Food Service), a program she helped develop that provides culinary and job skill training for the homeless. She is also a leading member of the San Francisco Professional Food Society, Bay Area Travel Writers, and Slow Food.
To keep things in balance, Janice also enjoys writing about spas, soft-core adventure, the cultural scene, shopping, local crafts, markets, chef interviews,etc.
Her Girlfriend Getaway pieces can be found on Examiner.com which receives over 50 million page views a month.(She is ranked in the top 10% of their travel writers.) She covers Luxury Travel for The Global Herald, based in London, which attracts an international audience and receives over 1 million page-loads per month and NewJerseyNewsroom.com which has approximately 400,000 unique visitors a month. Her "inside scoop" stories can be found on Stark Insider, a sophisticated Travel, Arts and Entertainment site,and on Cityroom.com. Their network displays over 14 million page views every month. Janice also reviews luxury hotel and trendy restaurants as well as Chef interviews for: Justluxe.com, which currently receives over 2 million readers/month and the Epoch Times, published in 18 countries, both in print and online.
Some of the professional organizations she belongs to are: Society of American Travel Writers, Bay Area Travel Writers, the International Travel Writers Alliance, International Food, Wine and Travel Writers Association, North American Travel Journalists Association and the International Culinary Tourism Association.
Experience & Expertise
Janice Nieder is a San-Francisco based Food & Fitness Consultant blessed with an insatiable culinary curiosity. While others make dinner reservations, she makes plane reservations in search of a truly memorable meal. Janice can be reached by email at firstname.lastname@example.org
To Myanmar With Love: A Travel Guide for the Connoisseur,TheGlobalHerald.com, Slow Food International,Examiner.com, Tangodiva.com,San Francisco Professional Food Society News, San Francisco Chronicle, Divine Caroline, Vagablond.com,International Travel News, San Francisco Medicine, Business Women's Calendar, Species,55-Plus,Women's Economic Network,Trip Advisor.com,Starkinsider.com
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