Tania Teschke is a writer and photographer with a passion for French cuisine and wine. American-born and globe-traveled, Tania has lived for an extended period in France four separate times, for undergraduate and graduate studies, and immersions into French language and literature, and traditional French cooking from French chefs and friends. She apprenticed with an award-winning Basque butcher, and earned a diploma in wine science from the University of Bordeaux. Inspired by her French experiences, Tania began recording recipes and stories as a creative outlet and for the enjoyment and edification of her daughters. Over several years, this knowledge and experience evolved into a comprehensive masterwork of recipes, French culture and healthy living that she titled, The Bordeaux Kitchen.
Tania's travel photography has been exhibited in Paris, Tokyo, and Moscow and has appeared in The New York Times and other international publications. She interned with legendary National Geographic photographer Steve McCurry in New York. She has previously worked with children’s book publisher Scholastic and in conservation with World Wildlife Fund in Washington, DC and Frankfurt.
Tania’s passion for health and nutrition was sparked by her experience with a ruptured appendix while working in Kazakhstan in her 20s. Her life-threatening illness resulted in numerous complications and health challenges that were poorly addressed by traditional medicine, inspiring her to look for answers through dietary modification and healthy exercise and lifestyle practices.
Tania earned a B.A. from Brown University and an M.A. from The Fletcher School at Tufts University. Tania speaks French, German and Russian. Still a global nomad with her diplomat husband and two daughters, Tania currently lives in Switzerland and enjoys hiking in the Alps with her family and cooking them nutrient-dense meals.