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Simon Majumdar

Author. Food & Travel Writer. Broadcaster.

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Kind Words About Simon

What makes “Eat My Globe” such a pleasure is that Simon Majumdar seeks not only to saturate himself with sensations but to soak up the significance of every bite he takes along the way...

Alton Brown

Author and Host, GOOD EATS

Simon Majumdar knows his sh**… Plus – the bastard can write.

Anthony Bourdain

Author, KITCHEN CONFIDENTIAL

Reading about Simon Majumdar's American food adventures [on FED, WHITE, and BLUE] makes me prouder than ever of our stars and stripes cuisine. . . . His palate is second to none. . . . I should know: I've been on the wrong side of his critics' table on Iron Chef America many times.

Bobby Flay

Iron Chef and Restaurateur

This [FED, WHITE, and BLUE] is a remarkable book. A rich and deeply personal account of food in America as seen from the other side of the pond. Full of wonderful stories and delicious thoughts. I never imagined that I would learn so much.

Geoffrey Zakarian

Iron Chef and Restaurateur

FED, WHITE, and BLUE is the perfect way for readers to explore his deep connections to food and the heart, beginning with an ever-healing family dal recipe and extending all the way to his love of martinis and barbecue alike.

Alex Guarnaschelli

Iron Chef and Restaurateur

I know very few people who have the passion for food and the thirst to learn more about it than Simon. You are going to love living this journey with him as he makes his way through the country, experiencing some classic and unique American flavors for the first time.

Michael Symon

Iron Chef and Restaurateur

FED, WHITE, and BLUE is an insider's look from an outsider's perspective on the nature of eating and living in America. . . . Funny, smart, and instructive, Majumdar gets us as only he can.

Andrew Zimmern

Host, Author, and Restaurateur

True to Simon’s enthusiastic, opinionated, knowledgeable personality, EAT MY GLOBE is filled with good one - liners that made me laugh out loud. But I’m determined to convert him to a love of pizza...

Donatella Arpaia

Author, DONATELLA COOKS

Simon brings his unique perspective . . . to create an exploration of my native land with the clarity few natives could, and takes even a seasoned American traveler like myself on a witty, eye-opening food journey.

Adam Richman

TV, Food, and Travel Host

Passion changes everything, and Simon Majumdar is definitely passionate about getting a true sense of what America is. Journey along with him as he explores America's culinary diverse kitchens and sheds new light on the old saying "You are what you eat."

Anthony Melchiorri

Creator and Host, HOTEL IMPOSSIBLE

Majumdar writes like a dream and eats like a pig. It’s a killer combination. Eat My Globe is a very funny, very hungry book, much like its author.

Jay Rayner

The Guardian (UK)

Excellent foodie travel memoir [EAT MY GLOBE] … Majumdar is often genuinely funny and can spin a good story … highly readable, and often highly entertaining but to be avoided if you are on a diet.

Clover Stroud

Sunday Telegraph (UK)

EAT MY GLOBE is part travelogue, part personal memoir, part food journal and part performance art, as Simon Majumdar travels the planet and consumes the full spectrum of cuisine...

Andrew Friedman

Co-editor, DON’T TRY THIS AT HOME

Travelling with him on his gut-busting world tour is a rollicking good time… Read only with a well-stocked fridge; you’ll get hungry...

Kathleen Flinn

Author, THE SHARPER YOUR KNIFE, THE LESS YOU CRY

EAT MY GLOBE is a culinary tour de force that mixes an infectious enthusiasm for the world of food with a celebration of the people who prepare it...

Andrew Rimas and Evan Fraser

Authors, BEEF

Ballsy, often hilarious . . . His experiences and descriptions, however brief, of the global gastronomic sublime, such as his sunset supper in the Filipino countryside, are appetite-whetting, and his take-no-prisoners attitude and opinions match the project’s ambitions.

Publishers Weekly

Eating For Britain’s main ingredients are nostalgia, pleasure and pride. It is also an impassioned case for the defence of our much-maligned gastronomy.

Daily Mail (UK)

Leave you wishing you had something more than a bit of toast to keep you going as you turn the pages…

The Observer (UK)

A snappy and entertaining book [EAT MY GLOBE]… although this is an account of Majumdar’s international love affair with food, it’s his deep affection for those with who he shares it that really nourishes the soul.

London Daily Telegraph (UK)

A testament to his writing skills and enthusiasm for his subject that despite the heavy emphasis on meat-based products, even a vegetarian like myself found the book highly enjoyable...

Morning Star (UK)

One for serious foodies… Majumdar successfully brings to life the tastes and experiences associated with his global quest… but this book takes the reader way beyond that...

Adventure Travel

Having worked alongside Simon Majumdar in the development of a new program series "Convivium: Dining through History," I can attest that his knowledge about food past and present has few peers among scholars, and none of them can cook the way he can. It is a treat to listen to him talk about historical food, and even more of a treat to eat what he prepares.

Stephen Aron

Professor and Robert N. Burr Department Chair, UCLA DEPARTMENT OF HISTORY

“Simon Majumdar is inspirational” – He has been a keynote speaker at two of our association conferences for the top menu developers in the nation.  His knowledge on foods from around the World is almost unmatched. He is very organized and methodical in his presentations and takes time to learn his audience in advance.  This engagement leaves the attendees on the edge of their seat almost as if you are traveling with him to these exotic destinations.  He is also an expert on regional American Cuisines – a major benefit for chefs who want to stay ahead of the curve in this competitive foodservice marketplace in the USA.  The other factor I love is that he wants to actually meet and mingle with the attendees at events.  He is truly a culinary star!

Kevin L. Ryan

CEO/Executive Director, INTERNATIONAL CORPORATE CHEFS ASSOCIATION

Simon Majumdar had the entire crowd of 500 innovation junkies from around the world attending the BIF8 Collaborative Innovation Summit in Providence, Rhode Island eating out of his hand. His compelling personal journey and reinvention story centered on a life-long passion for food resonated with an audience of innovation leaders from every social and industry sector.  Both the story and storytelling was inspiring leaving our audience hungry for more. Simon Majumdar is an excellent storyteller with an important message about innovation and self-reinvention that is timely and relevant for leaders of all kinds.  

Saul Kaplan

Founder & Chief Catalyst, BUSINESS INNOVATION FACTORY

Simon is a thoughtful presence on-stage, both charming and disarming.  His culinary skills are equalled by his wit.  Our organization is engaged in the global fight against hunger.  At our recent event, Simon shared his unique perspective on why nutritious food is so important and helped underscore our theme with his message that we should be offended by hunger.  Simon was a perfect fit.

Dan Clark

Vice President - Partner Development, CONVOY OF HOPE

Our team couldn’t have been more pleased with his work and just as much so with his professionalism and authenticity. He really was a great team player! . . . As an agency focused solely in the food space, I will be sure to recommend him to colleagues and clients whenever possible.

Phil Lee

President, JT MEGA - A FULL SERVICE FOOD ADVERTISING AGENCY

Simon Majumdar has been a wonderful addition to the Golden Foodie Awards. Since he became our host the event has not only been elevated, it has become even more treasured by our local chefs.

On a personal and professional level he is a joy to work with and I'm grateful to have him involved. 

Pam Waitt

President, OC RESTAURANT ASSOCIATION, INC.

[I]t has been my pleasure to work with many Celebrity Chefs and by far, my experience with you was "top shelf." I appreciate so your engagement with the attendees, your respect for the catering special events industry, and your willingness to share your passion and personal stories with us all. . . . If I were to sum this all up in a recipe for an excellent featured speaker, it would read as follows:

*  Take one part very charming, knowledgeable, and well-traveled man.

*  Add an equal part of experiences from worldwide culinary journeys and network television.

*  Sprinkle generously with a passion for life and a gift for sharing.

*  Simmer gently and season with the perfect life and business partner.

*  Serve to your audience, then sit back and enjoy while they are totally entertained and inspired.

Linda West

Education Director, CATERSOURCE/UBM

I liken him to a Chef of Life because every time I watch Simon speak I experience the range of human emotions as he takes you on a journey that makes you laugh, cry, think, and be inspired all in one sitting. You stand and applaud knowing you have watched not only a true artist but a great and loving guy.

Jeffrey M. Sparr

Artist & Co-Founder, PEACELOVE STUDIOS

Simon is a roll-up-your-sleeves participant and performer.  It is always special to meet someone truly powered by his passion.  Simon's genuine love of food and people is reflected in his uncanny ability to authentically connect with his audience.  His presence at our event was meaningful and powerful.  

David Nalchajian

President of David Nalchajian, Inc., Management Services for the Fresno Food Expo

Our team can't stop talking about how pleasant and fun it was to have you as our Guest Celebrity Judge. . . . You Made A Very Positive Difference! . . . Your distinctive charm and persona went a long way in making our guests feel at home with you.

Dan Page

Chairman, TASTE OF HUNTINGTON BEACH

THANK YOU for participating in this year’s All-Star Chef Classic.  Your joie de vivre and generous hospitality truly stood out and helped make the event the success that it was.

Caryl P. Chinn

Executive Producer, ALL STAR CHEF CLASSIC

Simon was such a pleasure to work with and a true joy. He is real, down to earth, and has such inspiring, hilarious, and amazing stories that draw in a crowd. This multi-talented and multi-faceted man can cook for you, tell you the history about a gimlet, or just sit and talk about traveling and eating around the world. He connected very quickly with our employees at a book signing held on campus and we can't wait to have him back again soon. Perhaps when his next book comes out! 

Ana Zulaica

"Food Gal," LINKEDIN

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