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Colman Andrews

Cookbook Author, Magazine Editor; Author of "My Usual Table: A Life in Restaurants"

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Colman Andrews is a cookbook author, magazine editor, and freelance writer and also known as one of the leading experts on the food of Spain.

He is the author of a number of books including Catalan Cuisine: Europe’s Last Great Culinary Secret; Everything on the Table: Plain Talk about Food and Wine; Flavors of the Riviera: Discovering Real Mediterranean Cooking; Saveur Cooks Authentic American; Saveur Cooks Authentic French; and Saveur Cooks Authentic Italian. He contributed to Malaparte: A House Like Me; and Setting the American Table: Essays for the New Culture of Food and Wine.

Colman was a founder and editor-in-chief of Saveur magazine until 2006, when he became the restaurant critic for Gourmet. Colman is perhaps best know for his long tenure with Saveur, which began in 1994 when the magazine was started. Until Saveur, Colman had always lived in Southern California, where he grew up in Los Angeles and Ojai. He moved to New York City in 1995 to work at Saveur.

Colman’s journey from his early days in Los Angeles to the magazine was one influenced mainly by food and music. He wrote for the music industry as well as about food. He was editor-in-chief of Coast magazine in LA in the early ‘70s.

During this time, Colman also worked for Atlantic Records. He wrote press releases for debut albums by Bette Midler and Jackson Browne. He also reviewed records for Creem and made radio commercials and wrote liner notes for a number of albums.

His first restaurant reviewing job after graduating from UCLA was with The Staff, an offshoot of the LA Free Press. The persona he created for the column, named Mr. Food, caught the attention of Lois Dwan, a reviewer for the Los Angeles Times, who asked Colman to substitute for her when she was on vacation. Although he never joined the staff of the Times, he worked for the paper for a number of years, writing about food, restaurants, and travel.

In 1978, Colman began a wine column for Los Angeles magazine and soon afterwards was hired as an editor for New West magazine, started by Clay Felker. A few years later, he left New West to work for Apartment Life, which soon became Metropolitan Home magazine, where he wrote primarily about wine and food.

Toward the end of his time at Metropolitan Home, Colman started work on Catalan Cuisine, his first book. When the book was published—and it’s still in print to this day—Colman supported himself as a freelancer and wrote articles for the Los Angeles Times, Food & Wine magazine, Travel & Leisure, and Bon Appétit. His second book, Flavors of the Riviera, was published a few years after the Catalan book. He then went to Saveur. Colman is currently the Editorial Director at The Daily Meal.

Colman has won any number of awards for journalism and his books, from the James Beard Foundation and the International Association of Culinary Professionals. In 1985, he was one of the first 50 people named to Who’s Who of Cooking in America.

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My Usual Table: A Life in Restaurants

My Usual Table: A Life in Restaurants

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    Speaking fees for Colman Andrews, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. The estimated fees to book Colman Andrews are available upon request for live events and available upon request for virtual events. For the most current speaking fee to hire Colman Andrews, click the Check Availability button above and complete the form on this page, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak directly with an experienced booking agent.
  • What topics does Colman Andrews speak about?

    Colman Andrews is a keynote speaker and industry expert whose speaking topics include Authors, Food, Lifestyle.
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    Colman Andrews generally travels from New York, NY, USA, but can be booked for private corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances across the country.
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    AAE Speakers Bureau has successfully booked keynote speakers like Colman Andrews for clients worldwide since 2002. As a full-service speaker booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Please click the Check Availability button above and complete the form on this page including the details of your event, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Colman Andrews for your next private or corporate function.
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    AAE Speakers Bureau is a full-service speaker booking agency, meaning we can completely manage the speaker’s or celebrity’s engagement with your organization from the time of booking your speaker through the event’s completion. We provide all of the services you need to host Colman Andrews or any other speaker of your choice, including offer negotiation, contractual assistance, accounting and billing, and event speaker travel and logistics services. When you book a speaker with us, we manage the process of hosting a speaker for you as an extension of your team. Our goal is to give our clients peace of mind and a best-in-class service experience when booking a speaker with us.
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Cookbook Author, Magazine Editor; Author of "My Usual Table: A Life in Restaurants"

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Colman Andrews Biography

Colman Andrews is a cookbook author, magazine editor, and freelance writer and also known as one of the leading experts on the food of Spain.

He is the author of a number of books including Catalan Cuisine: Europe’s Last Great Culinary Secret; Everything on the Table: Plain Talk about Food and Wine; Flavors of the Riviera: Discovering Real Mediterranean Cooking; Saveur Cooks Authentic American; Saveur Cooks Authentic French; and Saveur Cooks Authentic Italian. He contributed to Malaparte: A House Like Me; and Setting the American Table: Essays for the New Culture of Food and Wine.

Colman was a founder and editor-in-chief of Saveur magazine until 2006, when he became the restaurant critic for Gourmet. Colman is perhaps best know for his long tenure with Saveur, which began in 1994 when the magazine was started. Until Saveur, Colman had always lived in Southern California, where he grew up in Los Angeles and Ojai. He moved to New York City in 1995 to work at Saveur.

Colman’s journey from his early days in Los Angeles to the magazine was one influenced mainly by food and music. He wrote for the music industry as well as about food. He was editor-in-chief of Coast magazine in LA in the early ‘70s.

During this time, Colman also worked for Atlantic Records. He wrote press releases for debut albums by Bette Midler and Jackson Browne. He also reviewed records for Creem and made radio commercials and wrote liner notes for a number of albums.

His first restaurant reviewing job after graduating from UCLA was with The Staff, an offshoot of the LA Free Press. The persona he created for the column, named Mr. Food, caught the attention of Lois Dwan, a reviewer for the Los Angeles Times, who asked Colman to substitute for her when she was on vacation. Although he never joined the staff of the Times, he worked for the paper for a number of years, writing about food, restaurants, and travel.

In 1978, Colman began a wine column for Los Angeles magazine and soon afterwards was hired as an editor for New West magazine, started by Clay Felker. A few years later, he left New West to work for Apartment Life, which soon became Metropolitan Home magazine, where he wrote primarily about wine and food.

Toward the end of his time at Metropolitan Home, Colman started work on Catalan Cuisine, his first book. When the book was published—and it’s still in print to this day—Colman supported himself as a freelancer and wrote articles for the Los Angeles Times, Food & Wine magazine, Travel & Leisure, and Bon Appétit. His second book, Flavors of the Riviera, was published a few years after the Catalan book. He then went to Saveur. Colman is currently the Editorial Director at The Daily Meal.

Colman has won any number of awards for journalism and his books, from the James Beard Foundation and the International Association of Culinary Professionals. In 1985, he was one of the first 50 people named to Who’s Who of Cooking in America.

Colman Andrews Videos

  • Ferran Adrià in conversation with Colman Andrews - YouTube
  • Country Cooking of Ireland by Colman Andrews - YouTube

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  • How do I book Colman Andrews to speak at my event?

    Our experienced booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure speakers like Colman Andrews for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment since 2002. Click the Check Availability button above and complete the form on this page to check availability for Colman Andrews, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get speaking fee information and check availability for Colman Andrews or any other speaker of your choice.
  • What are the speaker fees for Colman Andrews

    Speaking fees for Colman Andrews, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. The estimated fees to book Colman Andrews are available upon request for live events and available upon request for virtual events. For the most current speaking fee to hire Colman Andrews, click the Check Availability button above and complete the form on this page, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak directly with an experienced booking agent.
  • What topics does Colman Andrews speak about?

    Colman Andrews is a keynote speaker and industry expert whose speaking topics include Authors, Food, Lifestyle.
  • Where does Colman Andrews travel from?

    Colman Andrews generally travels from New York, NY, USA, but can be booked for private corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances across the country.
  • Who is Colman Andrews’s agent?

    AAE Speakers Bureau has successfully booked keynote speakers like Colman Andrews for clients worldwide since 2002. As a full-service speaker booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Please click the Check Availability button above and complete the form on this page including the details of your event, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Colman Andrews for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service speaker booking agency?

    AAE Speakers Bureau is a full-service speaker booking agency, meaning we can completely manage the speaker’s or celebrity’s engagement with your organization from the time of booking your speaker through the event’s completion. We provide all of the services you need to host Colman Andrews or any other speaker of your choice, including offer negotiation, contractual assistance, accounting and billing, and event speaker travel and logistics services. When you book a speaker with us, we manage the process of hosting a speaker for you as an extension of your team. Our goal is to give our clients peace of mind and a best-in-class service experience when booking a speaker with us.
  • Why is AAE Speakers Bureau different from other booking agencies?

    If you’re looking for the best, unbiased speaker recommendations, paired with a top-notch customer service experience, you’re in the right place. At AAE Speakers Bureau, we exclusively represent the interests of our clients - professional organizations, companies, universities, and associations. We intentionally do not represent the speakers we feature or book. That is so we can present our clients with the broadest and best performing set of speaker options in the market today, and we can make these recommendations without any obligation to promote a specific speaker over another. This is why when our agents suggest a speaker for your event, you can be assured that they are of the highest quality with a history of proven success with our other clients.

Colman Andrews is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book Colman Andrews for your event is available upon request. Colman Andrews generally travels from New York, NY, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Alexis deBoschnek, Doug McMaster, Priya Krishna, Joe Yonan and Sarah Lohman. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Colman Andrews for an upcoming live or virtual event.

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  • Ferran Adrià in conversation with Colman Andrews - YouTube
    Country Cooking of Ireland by Colman Andrews - YouTube

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