About Mr. Picky

His real name is Keith and he’s really not so picky.

At least, not any more.

When we started Global Table Adventure, the list of things Mr. Picky didn’t like was longer than the list of things he did like. All the foods you’d expect him to hate, he hated – mushrooms, pickles, beets, stinky cheeses, cabbage, and tomatoes.

His Picky Eater Syndrome started at a young age – I have reports from his mother that he refused pizza and mashed potatoes for the better part of his childhood. Unfortunately, by the time he was a young adult, pizza and mashed potatoes were regular staples. As for fresh veggies? Nowhere in sight. In fact, when I met him he didn’t even know what eggplant was and he had never had fresh spinach.


So what role does Keith play in this Adventure? 

[dropshadowbox align=”none” effect=”lifted-both” width=”630px” height=”” background_color=”#f1f1f1″ border_width=”1″ border_color=”#dddddd” ]1. Videographer/Editor

Keith films and edits our weekly video shown on Mondays… where we take you via stovetop travel to a new country. If you’re ever wondering what he’s doing at midnight on a Sunday night… you can bet it’s the week’s video edit.[/dropshadowbox]

[dropshadowbox align=”none” effect=”lifted-both” width=”630px” height=”” background_color=”#f1f1f1″ border_width=”1″ border_color=”#dddddd” ]2. He’s a great sport.

Keith tries all the food at least once. He has learned to discuss what he’s experiencing as he eats it. He now has fun analyzing flavors and textures. Today Keith looks at food as an Adventure, not an attack.[/dropshadowbox]

[dropshadowbox align=”none” effect=”lifted-both” width=”630px” height=”” background_color=”#f1f1f1″ border_width=”1″ border_color=”#dddddd” ]3. Photo Editor

Each week I take pictures of another country’s food. Keith takes those files and touches them up in Photoshop. In short? He makes them sparkle.  Thanks, Keith![/dropshadowbox]



  1. Jessica Bennett says

    Good for Mr. Picky! Trying new things is a good thing to do in all areas of life. I was just curious how Mr. Picky finds the time to take all the photos, let alone edit them. Do you cook and take photos all on the weekend?

    • Jessica,

      In the evenings after Ava goes to bed is when I do the photo and video editing. Sasha is usually writing at that time so we’re usually sitting at the dining room table or on the couch with our laptops. Sasha sometimes refers to it as a “nerd party”.

      90% of the time meals are cooked and photos taken on Saturday.

  2. Dear Sasha and Kevin-

    I just heard your interview today on ‘Travel with Rick Steves’, and I have to say I was just blown away by the ‘stovetop travel’ (you should totally copyright that phrase, BTW:) concept of your website. What an amazing, delicious, and innovative way to break out of your geographical limitations, and still travel the world;)

    Congratulations and happy noshing!!

    Ned in Miami

  3. judi says

    Hi there — love the site. What kind of Canon camera do you use? What film editing software? You do a great job — and of course, your wife too. Can’t wait to try out some of these recipes. Thanks!

    • Hey Judi,

      We each have a Canon T2i (aka 550D). Sasha uses hers for photos and mine is setup for video only. I use Adobe Photoshop to edit the pictures and Adobe Premiere to make the weekly videos.

      Glad you found the Adventure 🙂

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