About Richard Sterling

Travel, food and lifestyle journalist Richard Sterling is one of the foremost practitioners of the literature of gusto. He is the author of more than a dozen books and scores of magazine travel and food stories. The New York Times book page dubbed him “Indiana Jones of Gastronomy” long before Bourdain and Zimmern were frolicking on cable TV.

He has been honored by the James Beard Foundation for his food writing, and he holds the Lowell Thomas Award and the ForeWord Award for travel writing. He currently resides in Phnom Penh, Cambodia where he is completing his first novel, a historical romance of French Indochina on the eve of WWII. The working title is Saigon Adieu.