Urban Food Guy

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About me

Gender MALE
Occupation blogger, cook, recipe developer
Location New York, New York, United States
Introduction Urbanfoodguy aka Mark Owen Self taught cook with an environmental/political bent. 28 years of cooking experience. I live in Manhattan on the Lower East Side in an apartment with an amazing kitchen thanks to my partner of 21 + years, Neil. In the last 4 years I have focused more and more on food. It started at the same time as I was about to open up my import/retail business LaoLao Handmade. Over these years I have been a private chef, catering and 4 years of Food Styling. I've worked for most of the major food magazines such as : Bon Appetit, Food & Wine, Real Simple, Oprah, Martha Stewart's Everyday Food and many more. Check out this site for some photos of my work. I've also worked in the prep kitchen for the Food Network with Bobby Flay and Paula Dean.
Interests Traveling, reading, farmers markets, eating, cooking, wine, the environment... SE Asia in particular Thailand, Cambodia, Laos and Burma aka Myanmar
Favorite Movies The Last Emperor In the Company of Strangers A Quiet American Ordinary People The Wizard of Oz To Kill a Mockingbird Suddenly Last Summer Sophie's Choice North by Northwest Cabaret and many, many more
Favorite Music Joni Mitchell Miles Davis Odetta
Favorite Books The Berlin Stories Of Human Bondage The Ogre Safe Push Nocturnes for the King of Naples Splendora The Life and Times of Harvey Milk Native Son Invisible Man (Ellison) Giovanni's Room The Fire Next Time The Line of Beauty Surprising Myself City of Night Single Man Christopher and His Kind

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