described in print as New Yorks Citys "highest-profile
grocer" (New York Magazine), the enfant terrible of
the fancy food business" (The New York Times), and "the
eminence grise of America Cheese Mongers (The New York Times),
as well as having been featured in New York Magazines "
the 100 smartest New York" issue, Steve Jenkins has returned
to New Yorks highly respected Fairway
Markets after having established one of the industrys
most successful consulting companies. His career in the food business
emanated from his hard- earned status, as this countrys most
accomplished and respected cheese specialist. Because of this frequent
writing, judging and lecturing, he is known in cheese circles throughout
Europe as well and has been a member of Frances elite and
ancient Guilde de St. Uguzon since 1976. He was further honored
in 1980 by being inducted into France super-honorary Taste-Fromage.
His first book, Cheese
Primer, decidedly a chef-doeuvre (eight years
in the making), was published by Workman (November 1996), is already
in its sixth printing. It was bestowed the James Beard Foundation
Award in 1997 and has been nominated for the Julia Child Award (IACP).
Jenkins is a board member of the American Cheese Society and is
an active participant in the important work by the Old way Preservation
and Exchange Trust (Boston) "The Jenkins Chronicles" which
can be heard on National Public Radios " The Splendid
Table" with Lynn Rossetto Kasper.