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Atlas Ocean Voyages names more experts for its epicurean expeditions

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Joining Atlas Ocean Voyages' epicurean expeditions this summer are top row, from left, Paulette Mitchell, Martin Gimenez Castro, Luciana Berry and David Shalleck. Bottom row, from left, Chef Plum, Christy Rost, Stephen Pyles and Paula Lambert
Atlas Ocean Voyages announced additional culinary experts to round out its 2024 epicurean expeditions in the Mediterranean.

They include Chef Paulette Mitchell (World Traveller, July 1), author and producer of award-winning cookbooks and video series and renowned for 'The 15-Minute Gourmet.' Her culinary presentations will showcase the Mediterranean diet.

Martin Gimenez Castro (World Traveller, Aug. 5), an acclaimed Argentinean chef based in Warsaw, is renowned for his seafood expertisde and contemporary cooking techniques. Winner of 'Top Chef Poland' and featured on 'Hell’s Kitchen,' Castro has restaurants including Ceviche Bar and Tuna.

Luciana Berry (World Traveller, Aug. 5), winner of 'Top Chef Brazil,' serves as an ambassador of Brazilian cuisine and culture.

David Shalleck (World Traveller, Aug. 23) is a seasoned chef and author with extensive Mediterranean culinary experience and a background in Michelin-starred fine dining. He enjoys sharing tips and tricks for replicating regional dishes at home.

Television hosts

Christy Rost (World Traveller, Sept. 16, Sept. 23 and Sept. 30) is the nationally televised host of the cooking and lifestyle series 'At Home with Christy Rost.' Acclaimed for her sense of style and expertise in cooking and entertaining, she was mentored by Master Chef Martin Yan of 'Yan Can Cook' and in her early career guided by Julia Child.

Chef Plum (World Voyager, Oct. 2 and Oct. 12), a three-time Emmy nominee, has over 30 years of culinary expertise, including more than 20 Food Network appearances with wins on 'Chopped,' 'Guy's Grocery Games' and other shows. He is also the host and executive producer of the PBS series 'Restaurant Road Trip.'

Father of Southwestern cuisine

Stephan Pyles (World Voyager, Oct. 19), a celebrated chef and founding father of Southwestern cuisine, won the James Beard Award and founded Share Our Strength, America’s largest hunger relief organization.

Chef Paula Lambert (World Voyager, Oct. 19) is hailed as an American pioneer of artisanal cheesemakers. She founded Dallas Mozzarella Co. in 1982, and in 2022 Lambert was named one of the Top 50 Cheesemakers in America by 'Food & Wine Magazine.'