I had the pleasure recently of interviewing Russell Moore, noted chef/owner of Camino restaurant in Oakland’s Grand Lake neighborhood.

The interview was for the Hawaii Food and Wine Festival blog. Chef Moore will be one of the featured chefs invited to cook in the islands in the annual September event. Lucky man!

Chatting with Moore, who spent more than 20 years as the chef at Alice Waters’ Chez Panisse cafe, he was a hard man to nail down. His food and approach to cooking can be described as “indescribable.” But I try my best in the post I did for the festival’s blog.

Click here to read the full post and see more pictures.

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Also, the Hawaii Food and Wine Festival is launching a contest to see which food bloggers’ chef feature is the best. The winning blogger gets a free trip to Hawaii for the festival. So, as you can imagine, I’m hoping you guys will help me out (especially since I’m originally from Hawaii and really should visit my Mom 😉 ) and vote for my post on Chef Moore on the food festival blog. UPDATE: The poll has closed. Mahalo everyone for your support! Congrats to Stephanie Hua who won the poll.


5 Responses to My Interview with Chef Russell Moore of Camino

  1. Row says:

    Excellent interview, Ben! Love the accompanying action shots. 🙂

  2. Helen says:

    Aloha Ben,

    Wishing you best of Luck and hope you will win and come home
    to Hawaii to See your family,especially your Mom and your
    everlasting friends.

    Bertha’s Mom

    • Ben Ben says:

      Thanks Mrs. T. And thanks for the support! Too bad the poll didn’t go in my favor. Oh well, I guess I have to save up my money for a trip on my own. 🙂

  3. Carolyn Jung says:

    He’s so dedicated to his craft. A great chef! And he was kind enough to include a recipe in my upcoming cookbook, “San Francisco Chef’s Table,” too.