Viviane Bauquet Farre

viviane bauquet farre

Viviane Bauquet Farre delights in creating, photographing and teaching gorgeous, gourmet-yet-simple recipes, techniques and style tips, with wine pairings, for a large and growing base of fellow food lovers.

Viviane’s food e-magazine,, launched in 2009, has won plaudits from home chefs the world over, and been heralded both in print and across the Web, in forums as diverse as, Vegetarian Times, and (which also crowned one of the “Sites We Love”). She is also a regular contributor to the popular website

A native of a French island in the South Pacific, Viviane has been an avid cook since the age of six, when she began preparing all her family’s meals, perched atop a stool. After moving to the United States and enjoying a successful career as a fashion designer, Viviane turned her attention full-time to her deepest joy—creating and sharing food.

Though her cooking is rooted in Southern French and Italian cuisines, the recipes Viviane creates are fresh and modern—and grounded in a deep love for seasonal ingredients, which, most of the year, she buys from local farmers’ markets or harvests from her own vegetable garden.

Viviane’s love of ingredients, and the richness of her food offering, extends to wine as well. The recipient of an Advanced Certificate in Wine and Spirits, with distinction, from the Wine & Spirit Education Trust, she writes about exciting and unique wines, and incorporates suggested pairings with many of her dishes. Viviane’s focus is on wine producers who seek to make wines that are pure and express a sense of place. She loves to seek out lesser-known grapes and small producers who put their soul into their work—the perfect complement to her own recipes.

Viviane’s philosophy can be summarized in two simple sentences: Flavor first! And, most of all… Food is love.


“Viviane is a culinary genius who walks among us.”

— Randall Grahm, cult winemaker, author and president-for-life Bonny Doon Vineyard


“Tasting what comes out of Viviane’s kitchen one cannot help but feel that the best produce in the farmers market–that spiffy bunch of arugula, that red-golden peach, that knobby celeriac and that little basket of zucchini–tried to catch her eye as she passed. In produce-land, it must be equivalent to going to paradise to end up in her creative hands.

Viviane doesn’t just make food taste good, she makes what she does seem simple enough that you can even try it at home.

She is a genius with food.”

— Joan Gussow, legendary gardener, local-food and sustainable-agriculture pioneer, Columbia University nutritionist, and author of This Organic Life and Growing Older.