My name is Randy Clemens, and I am a freelance food writer based in Southern California. I am a graduate of the California School of Culinary Arts, a BJCP Recognized Beer Judge, a Libertarian, and a proud vegetarian.

On the writing front, I’m the author of The Sriracha Cookbook and The Veggie-Lover’s Sriracha Cookbook as well as the co-author of The Craft of Stone Brewing Co.: Liquid Lore, Epic Recipes, and Unabashed Arrogance.

In addition to previously serving as the Associate Digest Editor for Los Angeles magazine, I’ve written for several major food publications including:

  • Gourmet
  • Saveur
  • Los Angeles
  • Imbibe
  • Wine Enthusiast
  • Draft
  • BeerAdvocate
  • Edible Westside

When I’m not eating, drinking, writing, or reading, I can be found running in my awesome Luna Sandals (or barefoot), singing barbershop with Pacific Coast Harmony, or traveling anywhere in search of adventure.

I’m an avid traveler and travel writer, with more and more countries (and U.S. states!) getting ticked off the bucket list. Still plenty more to go to, but my wanderlust has thus far taken me to Mexico (Oaxaca and throughout Baja), Canada (Montreal), Vietnam and Thailand (twice!), Myanmar, Korea, Spain, the Canary Islands, France and Belgium (twice!), Italy, Germany, Switzerland, Belgium, the Netherlands (twice!), and the Czech Republic.

I can be reached via email at randy{/at/}randyclemens{/dot/}com.