Traveller, writer, photographer, and cook Naomi Duguid is the co-author, with Jeffrey Alford, of six cookbooks: Flatbreads and Flavors; Seductions of Rice; Hot Sour Salty Sweet; HomeBaking: The Artful Mix of Flour and Tradition Around the World (Artisan, 2003); Mangoes & Curry Leaves: Culinary Travels Through the Great Subcontinent (Artisan, 2005); and Beyond the Great Wall: Recipes and Travels in the Other China (Artisan, 2008). Each book explores everyday foods in a cultural context, with stories and photographs, as well as recipes. Both Flatbreads and Hot Sour Salty Sweet won the James Beard Award for best Cookbook of the Year. Naomi has travelled widely in Asia, the Mediterranean, and Europe, and has also spent time in parts of Africa and South America, photographing, talking to people, and eating.

Festivals: 2008 (Year Round)

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