IACP Governace

by Adam on September 6, 2013

I was out in Chicago recently, attending an International Association of Culinary Professionals board meeting as part of the conference planning process. While the two-day meeting covered much of the usual ground around procedural and organization task-setting, we spent a whole day focused on board governance that I found to be a fascinating exercise in […]


Internet Week Food + Tech

by Adam on May 27, 2013

I recently had the opportunity to take part in a food + tech investment panel during Internet Week, which featured a look at the fundraising space from both sides of the table. Led by Brita Rosenheim of Rosenheim Advisors, the panel explored the opportunities around finding strategic investors, navigating the pitfalls of raising the first […]


Assembled Food

by Adam on April 14, 2013

This past weekend in NYC, I had the great opportunity to participate in the General Assembly Assembled Food event, a one-day exploration of the intersection of food + technology from the entrepreneurs point of view. For those that aren’t familiar, General Assembly is a co-working space provider that helps to foster relationships with startups and […]


A Photo Journey of Austin

by Adam on March 13, 2013

People often say that the best way to experience a place is through its food. That’s definitely true, but another good option is through photos…as they also say, a picture is worth a thousand words. So herewith, after a six day trip to Austin, is a photo journey through some of the finer points of […]


The SXSW Experience

by Adam on March 11, 2013

Before I go any further than this initial opening sentence, I want to say that I’m trying very hard to avoid having this post devolve into a rant. But it may, so I’m warning the 1-2 readers I have that I may be whining incessantly by the end of this. Fair enough. This is my […]


SXSW, Anyone?

by Adam on March 4, 2013

In a few days time, South-by-Southwest 2013 (SXSW) will be in full swing. The conference, if I can even call it that, starts off with Interactive, and moves into Film and Music later in the week. Interactive is a fascinating mix of programming on entrepreneurial innovation, digital platform development, emerging technologies, the start-up ecosystem (and […]


The Roger Smith Cookbook Conference

by Adam on February 11, 2013

This weekend marked the second annual Roger Smith Cookbook Conference in NYC, three days of programming focused on the past, present and future of cookbooks and recipe content. I was pleased to be able to take part as a co-organizer of the event, focusing on 16 sessions that explored the evolution of digital content, apps, […]


Exploring the Future of Cookbook Publishing

by Adam on January 15, 2013

I’m gearing up for The Roger Smith Cookbook Conference, upcoming in about 3 weeks in NYC. This is a conference that kicked off last year in the first-ever event to explore the past, present and future of cookbooks in-depth. I have been (and am) primarily involved with the future/digital portion of the conference, organizing 16 […]


Financing the Future of Food

by Adam on January 11, 2013

I was involved in a panel discussion yesterday on funding food start-ups, which was put on by Matt Wise, founder of the Food Start-up Meetup Group in San Francisco:   The panel included some great perspectives in the funding space, including: Moderator: Wade Roush, Chief Correspondent and San Francisco Editor, Xconomy Venture Capital: Andy Donner, Physic Ventures […]


BEA (or How Digital Inspires…)

by Adam on June 5, 2010

I’d go so far as to say that Book Expo America last week was a reawakening of the publishing spirit (if digital hasn’t already brought some new wakefulness to publishing in general…although what we’ve awakened is yet to be known). Never have I seen such a crowded convention space, owing just as much to this […]