Ode to Travel by Patrick Trefz in Lookout Santa Cruz

Patrick Trefz melds passions for surfing, travel and food in wide-ranging new cookbook!

Santa Cruz-based photographer and filmmaker Patrick Trefz’s upcoming powerHouse Books release Ode to Travel featured in Lookout Santa Cruz.

“‘Ode to Travel’ is filled with stories like this, along with never-before-seen images from Trefz’s personal collection of photographs from his travels, starting from his first overseas trip to Tunisia in 1986, when he was 15. Through 36 locales, shared alphabetically from Argentina to New York, Trefz shares his personal culinary experiences and along with a recipe that, to him, epitomizes a particular region — a whole steamed fish with ginger and scallion in Hong Kong; gruyère escargot in Switzerland; carne espeto, skewers of beef, bell pepper and zucchini, in Portugal; and som tum papaya salad in Thailand.

On Friday [Dec 1, 2023], Trefz will sign advance copies of ‘Ode to Travel’ at Minnow Arts in downtown Santa Cruz at an early release party. Most of the books won’t be available until February, he says, but the celebration of food, art and wine will include others who have contributed to the book, plus small bites and libations by pop-up Eat Dwaeji. Trefz will also showcase photography and recipes from the book.”

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