Native: na•tiv /náytiv/

Native means born or produced in a specific region or country, but it can also apply to persons or things that were introduced from elsewhere some time ago...

Excerpt from The Pocket Oxford Dictionary and Thesaurus
By Elizabeth Jewell


 Read about us > [here]




You Tube

Search This Site



Welcome to Native Food & Wine. This site was started in 2009 by Amber Share and Kevin Lynch who combinetheir 30 years experience in food, wine and cultural history to produce this site. We are interested in learning how people around the world are growing food, how they eat, drink and cook, what their stories are and what their lives are like. We travel the world to research and record the many cultural and historical aspects that contribute to the pleasures we experience at the table. 


KEVIN LYNCH is a certified sommelier through the Court of the Master Sommelier and a freelance writer. His many articles on wine, food and travel have appeared in print or online in national and international magazines such as Wine Enthushaist, Caviar Affair, and American Express Publication's Cellar— Fine Wines. He also has a national column as the International Wine Examiner and is a regular contributor to the Wine Club website based in Kolkata India. After completing his graduate work in Art History at the University of Salzburg, Austria, Kevin moved to the Bay Area where he got his start in the food and beverage industry. He has worked for James Beard award-winning chef Traci Des Jardins and at Michelin starred Bouchon Bistro in the Napa Valley. He has resided in Chicago, New York City, Paris, France and Florence, Italy. Kevin is an avid swimmer and plays guitar and drums. Currently Kevin is working on an article for Sommelier Journal and on a book about Tuscan history, food, wine, and culture.

AMBER SHARE has worked as a personal chef, cooking instructor, restaurant manager, in a wine cellar and lab, and as a photographer and graphic designer. She spent twelve months photographing food and wine producers around the world during which time she developed a great appreciation for food culture. Amber earned her culinary degree at The Cambridge School of Culinary Arts and studied wine at The Culinary Institute of America. She has studied fine art and visual communications at various institutions throughout her life. Her client list includes Gastronomica, The Sommelier Journal, Dabble Magazine, Air Canada's "En Route" and Wine Enthusiast. She is from Southern California, has lived in Tuscany, Montreal, the Napa Valley, Marin County, Seattle and Boston. She also teaches cooking classes focused on Tuscan cuisine out of her home in Petaluma, CA. 



Dabble Magazine, Eat Like a Tuscan, by Kevin Lynch and Amber Share
May-June 2011

The Sommelier Journal, Appellation Bolgheri by Kevin Lynch
June 2011

Gastronomica, Kangaroo Island Bees, by Amber Share
Fall 2011

Air Canada's En Route, Photography on Matakana, New Zealand by Amber Share
August 2011

Wine Enthusiast, Florentine Hideouts by Kevin Lynch with photography by Amber Share

The Wave Magazine, Going Native

Featured blog on, Amber Share and Kevin Lynch Go Native, Re-civilizing native food and wine one country at a time, Providence Wine Examiner

Tom Wark's Fermentation
Read what one of America's top wine bloggers, an outspoken and influential wine PR man, has to say about Native Food & Wine.

Slow Food San Francisco
A nice write-up from the San Francisco convivia.

Some of our recipes and food photographs are featured at:
FoodGawker Native Food & Wine gallery
TasteSpotting Native Food & Wine gallery



All recipes and photography on this site, unless otherwise noted, are the work of Amber Share. All writing on this site, unless otherwise noted, is the work of Kevin Lynch. There is no monetray exchange for the work on this site, it is entirely self-funded and self-directed. Please ask permission before reposting any material on this site.



kevin { at } nativefoodandwine { dot } com.
ambershare { at } yahoo { dot } com.