Food Stories for the Culturally Curious

Life & Thyme is a growing community of industry thinkers, creatives, and documentarians that celebrate intellectual and thought-provoking food stories.

A Global Perspective on Food Culture

Life & Thyme is a platform for culinary storytelling, curated from a global network of contributors. Our stories aim to share and connect through food journalism and relationships on an international level. We hope to expand critical conversations, encourage cooperation and inclusiveness, and promote the enjoyment and awareness of food culture, its complexity and creativity.


We have worked with over 200 contributors around the globe on stories from five continents.

Emmy-Winning Filmmakers

Our stories come to life off the page through dynamic, Emmy-winning, James Beard Award-nominated filmmaking, including The Migrant Kitchen.

Stories that Inspire, and Inform

From investigative food journalism to in-depth profiles and features with industry leaders, we highlight conversations that matter to those on both sides of the pass. By providing readers with news and politics, openings and international guides, Life & Thyme offers diverse, comprehensive food world coverage, and resources.

The Sustenance of Space

At the Kennedy Space Center, NASA researchers undertake a series of experiments designed to determine the conditions necessary to grow plants in space.

In Conversation With Dominique Crenn

At Atelier Crenn in San Francisco, Chef Dominique Crenn uses her restaurant as a platform to tell stories and push boundaries, both at the table and in society.

Sicily’s Second Coming

In Sicily, a gathering culinary movement is evidenced by events like Cibo Nostrum, in restaurants and through efforts by those like culinary agency, La Cook.

Cultivating Community

Life & Thyme prioritizes community building among a global neighborhood. Using technology, social media and our digital identity, as well as with live events like Over Coffee, an industry-led panel series, we encourage both online and offline, in-person communication.

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Editorial Team

Life & Thyme is staffed by a small but passionate team of creative, food loving folks supported by a global network of contributing writers, photographers, filmmakers and illustrators. Across the board, they share a singular intention––to bring you the most relevant, comprehensive and dynamic food world coverage possible.

Antonio Diaz
Founder / Editor in Chief

Antonio primarily focuses on Life & Thyme’s overall creative and editorial trajectory while also managing our filmmaking endeavors, such as our Emmy-winning show, The Migrant Kitchen. When he’s not dreaming up the next culinary adventure, you can find him seeking out the best kouign-amanns around town with a side of espresso.

Elsewhere: Twitter | Instagram

Hector Pacheco
Partnerships & Business Affairs

Hector brings legal dealmaking experience to Life & Thyme, advising on TV, film and new media projects. He enjoys learning and nurturing a sense of community with others, with an optimistic outlook on the changing media landscape. After leaving the rigors of courtroom litigation years ago, Hector focuses on providing business insight to Life & Thyme’s content production and brand partnerships. He believes that success is never owned—only rented—and rent is due every day.

Elsewhere: Instagram

Stef Ferrari
Senior Editor

Stef is Senior Editor at Life & Thyme, producer on the Emmy-winning & James Beard Award nominated series, The Migrant Kitchen, and published author, as well as a recipe developer and a Certified Cicerone. Stef’s free time is dedicated entirely to the pursuit of ice cream, pasta and fine whiskey.

Elsewhere: Instagram

Katrina Frederick
Assistant Editor

Katrina is a food world enthusiast—photographer, videographer, writer, and mass consumer. Equally content sitting by a forest campfire as navigating whizzy metropolis streets, she’s purposely eaten bee larva and sipped beer out of a paint can. Foreign grocery store and sweet corn lover. Bio-writing hater.

Elsewhere: Instagram

Gia Hughes
Associate Editor

Gia is the resident associate editor and vegan at Life & Thyme. She works in the music industry booking and producing shows, while also engaging the right side of her brain to write. And in her spare (and not so spare) time she can be found at her neighborhood cafe drinking lots and lots of coffee.

Elsewhere: Twitter | Instagram

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