Marc Millon has been travelling, eating, drinking, learning and writing about food, wine and travel for more than 40 years. Born in Mexico, with a mother from Hawaii via Korea and an anthropologist father from New York via Paris, he was weaned on exotic and delicious foods. Marc studied English literature at Kenyon College, and came to England to study at the University of Exeter for his junior year abroad. There he met Kim, then a first-year fine art student, and the rest is history. Marc and Kim have lived in Topsham, Devon ever since.
From an early age, Marc and Kim’s interest – both personal as well as professional – in food, wine and travel became more obsessive. Their first book combined these three topics, The Wine & Food of Europe: An Illustrated Guide, published in 1982 by Webb & Bower. They have since gone on to write some 14 books on these topics, and Marc is currently at work on the next.
In addition to writing about food, wine and travel, Marc regularly lectures and hosts gastronomic cultural tours to Italy, France and England with Martin Randall Travel, the UK’s leading cultural travel specialist. He and Kim have had a wine business, importing Italian wines from small family estates. Marc frequently gives wine tastings and lectures, as well as consults.
Marc and Kim have been closely involved in the Devon and South West food scene and have witnessed its remarkable evolution over the past four decades. For the past ten years, Marc has hosted a gastronomy field trip for Oxford Brookes hospitality management students, helping students to learn directly at the source by meeting outstanding producers, chefs, winemakers and more.
Marc is also an editorial consultant, and for the past 20 years has worked closely with Michelin-star chef Michael Caines at his flagship hotel-restaurant-vineyard Lympstone Manor.
Kim Jordan Millon was born in Sutton Coldfield, West Midlands, went to Edgbaston High, and the University of Exeter, where she completed a Combined Honours degree in English and Fine Art. On her course, she specialised in both printmaking and photography. Kim’s food photography was featured in “Food in Focus”, a book by Charlotte Plimmer that celebrated ‘the world’s finest food photography’. These days, Kim spends her time mainly drawing as well as taking photographs.