Steven Rothfeld earned degrees in Comparative Literature from UC Berkeley and Photography from Art Center College of Design before beginning his adventures as a travel photographer with an emphasis on the culinary world. He has traveled to over 40 countries and has photographed books by Michael Chiarello, Frances + Edward Mayes, Marcel Marceau, Wolfgang Puck, Joël Robuchon, Nancy Silverton, and Patricia Wells.
In the course of his career, he has had the pleasure of working with many talented chefs, among them, Ferran Adria, Martin Berasategui, Pierre Gagnaire, Thomas Keller, Christopher Kostow, and Cindy Pawlcyn. His books of photography include French Dreams, Italian Dreams, Irish Dreams, Entrez, The Signs Of France with André Aciman, and Shrines, Images of Italian Worship with Frances Mayes. Steven’s images can also be seen in Bringing Tuscany Home and The Tuscan Sun Cookbook, collaborations with Frances and Edward Mayes, Hungry For France with Alexander Lobrano, and Cuisine Niçoise, French Comfort Food, and Le French Oven with Hillary Davis.
During the United States tour of the celebrated Tuscan Sun Music Festival, Steven’s photographs of Italy were presented onstage at Carnegie Hall. Three of his books, Napa Stories, In The Shade Of the Vines, and the Dean & DeLuca Book Of Food and Wine celebrate the Napa Valley, where he lives. When he is home, Steven works with the Meadowood Resort, The Napa Valley Reserve, and some of the most acclaimed wine estates in the region, including Araujo Estate, Beckstoffer Vineyards, Bond, CADE, Continuum Estate, Dana Estates, Dominus, Harlan Estate, KATA, Plumpjack, and Promontory. Israel Eats, his first book as both author and photographer, will be published in Spring 2016. Please visit www.stevenrothfeld.com to view his work.