Slow Living Radio welcomes husband and wife team, Christie Dufault and Jordan Mackay, who have a shared passion for wine, food, spirits and travel. Both are multi-awarded, Christie as a Sommelier turned lecturer and Jordan as a writer and author. Together they co-authored a book, Two in the Kitchen and Jordan’s latest book, Franklin Barbecue, is a tome for all things “smoke”. A must have for anyone with a passion for the Texas-style barbecue!Christie Dufault
Wine and Beverage Instuctor,
Christie Dufault is a San Francisco based sommelier and wine educator. She is member of the faculty at The Culinary Institute of America at Greystone in the Napa Valley, where she has been an instructor for twelve years. Previously, Christie worked as the wine director for some of the Nation’s finest restaurants including Gary Danko in San Francisco, where she was featured on the Food Network and earned the Grand Award from the Wine Spectator. As the head sommelier at Quince, Christie was awarded “Best Wine Director 2007” by San Francisco Magazine. In 2009, Christie helped open RN74 in San Francisco, a Michael Mina restaurant. She is a guest lecturer at the San Francisco Wine School and a regular contributor to the publication Somm Journal. In 2012 Christie co-authored a cookbook, Two in the Kitchen, with her husband, the writer Jordan Mackay.
Jordan MackayAuthor and Journalist
Jordan Mackay is a James-Beard-award winning writer on wine, spirits and food. His work has appeared in The New York Times, Los Angeles Times, San Francisco Chronicle, Texas Monthly, Decanter, The Art of Eating, Wine and Spirits, Food& Wine, Gourmet and many other publications. His first book, Passion for Pinot, was published in 2009. His second, Secrets of the Sommeliers, co-authored with 2-time James Beard Award-winner Rajat Parr, won a James Beard award in 2011. Two in the Kitchen, written with his wife Christie Dufault, was published in 2012. His latest book, Franklin Barbecue co-written with James Beard Best Chef Southwest Award-winner Aaron Franklin, was just released in April, 2015 and spent its first 5 weeks in print on the New York Times Best Sellers List. Jordan lives in San Francisco and travels extensively, writing and speaking about wine, spirits and food.