Why We Love Joshua McFadden
He’s a celebrated chef, author, farmer, artisan – and something of a vegetable whisperer. Joshua’s book Six Seasons: A New Way with Vegetables won him the James Beard Award in 2018. He travels as a teacher and student, with a gusto for experience and fun that rubs off on everyone around him. Mexico is on his mind lately: He's opening a Mexican restaurant in the new Hoxton Hotel opening soon in Portland, to join his assembly of absolute must-eat dining experiences at Tusk and Ava Gene’s.
His love of seasons
Joshua spent two years working in Maine with close ties to local farmers. That’s led to big-time veggie love. “Seasonal eating makes so much sense to me.”
Joshua is a factory of ideas, and they serve him well. Often it leads him back to basics, back to “the food I loved when I was young”. For Mexico, that often means “tacos, tacos, tacos.” Simple and delicious.
Joshua’s explorations are serious, but never too serious. His laugh, or more like his chuckle, comes readily, deep and infectious. That means he’s a perfect travel companion.