Biography

Pangnirtung Fjord. Baffin Island, Canada. 2015. Photo: Lex Taylor

Lex Taylor is an award-winning chef, cookbook author, TV personality, and explorer. Through BBQ, bushcraft, leather craft, knife making, and foraging, Lex explores traditional knowledge, skills, and how the understanding of these principles forges a strong bond and appreciation for the natural world. As a chef, he hosts private, forest-table tasting menus in alternative spaces such as in the forest, barns, and even abandoned castles. He is the Author of Grill Fire (Sterling Epicure 2016) and The Unofficial Bridgerton Cookbook (Simon & Shuster, 2021). He has made several appearances on Food Network, Esquire, and Sponsored Media Tours. As an explorer, Lex has travelled extensively throughout the world, learning and working with cultures who still rely on ancestral knowledge for survival. From the Sahara desert, to the Atacama Desert, the jungles of Central America and West Africa and throughout Europe, the Middle East, and Asia, his quest is not just to learn but to share that knowledge back home through field guides, workshops, and lectures with the outdoor company, Fjall Raven (Field guide and spokesman since 2016). In appreciation of his work compiled while living and hunting with Inuit of Baffin Island, Lex has been invited to become a member of the Explorer’s club (2021).