Special Spotlights: The all consuming Antonio Diaz

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Whether you’re the guy caramelizing the crème brûlée or the one washing the dish afterwards, you’ve probably got a culinary story to tell—and Antonio Diaz is here to help. Diaz is the creator and editor-in-chief of Life & Thyme, a food media platform that showcases culinary talent and tales. In addition, Diaz and his team just launched the first issue of Life & Thyme magazine. Not bad for a project that began as little more than a creative outlet for a few hungry friends. These days, L&T is a community-driven platform that marries the creative process and all things edible, bringing untold stories to the table.

Diaz’s technique is simple: he’s out to match passionate souls in the kitchen with theircreative counterparts through film, text, photography, and visual art. In a world trending toward impulsive criticism, Diaz’s philosophy is one of celebration. Life & Thyme isn’t a review; it’s an appreciation. Born and raised in Southern California, Diaz’s background is in design and development—fields that have helped him bring his dream to life. Five years ago, in the midst of LA’s culinary renaissance, Diaz set out to capture the action with a local team that has  since expanded to include contributors from all over the world. His touch is undeniably cinematic: features for Life & Thyme include short films, photo essays, and chef portraits created by a crew of likeminded artists. Ultimately, Life & Thyme recognizes our collective hunger for food culture, and serves up a hearty share—always with an inventive aesthetic twist.

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