David Vardy

David Vardy is the owner and chef of O Chame, a Japanese restaurant in Berkeley, California. He has a degree in medical anthropology.

Magazine | On Food

Cilantro Days

I have always loved the dance of cleaning the kitchen, washing the vegetables, cutting, cooking, cleaning again. My culinary career began when I apprenticed with a Swiss chef at age seventeen. Cooking was art, it was dance, but in Guatemala, I learned that it was medicine as well. The people of Todos Santos in Guatemala’s […]

By David Vardy

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