Richard Sterling at a Glance




Travel, food and lifestyle journalist Richard Sterling is the author of more than a dozen books and scores of magazine articles. He has been the travel editor for a food magazine and the food editor for a travel magazine, as well as a newspaper and magazine columnist. The New York Times book page dubbed him “Indiana Jones of Gastronomy” for his willingness to go anywhere and court any danger for the sake of a good meal and a good story. His books include World Food: Vietnam; The Fire Never Dies; Eyewitness Guide to Vietnam. 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 literature. Click the pix to enlarge.





Periodicals (partial list)


 Books (as co-author)

Books (as author)










Travelers’ Tales 

Chile Pepper Magazine

  •  Wrote and edited news and travel content for this consumer food magazine. Nominated for the James Beard Foundation’s MFK Fisher Distinguished Writing Award in connection with this effort.

Fiery Foods Magazine

  •  Wrote and edited news and travel content for this food industry trade magazine.



Maitre d’ - San Francisco Magazine

  •  Produced this monthly column about making the most of the restaurant experience.

Dive Slide - San Francisco Examiner

  •  Produced this weekly column of “good writing about bad places” in the hidden away corners of San Francisco




Professional Honors


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