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Marc Millon is an American, born in Mexico City, and has lived in Mexico, California, British Columbia, Ohio, and New England before settling in Devon, England in the late 70’s.

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Kim Jordan Millon was born in Sutton Coldfield, West Midlands went to Edgbaston High and the University of Exeter, where she completed a Combined Honours degree in English and Fine Art. Marc and Kim first met at the University of Exeter when Marc came over on an exchange program from Kenyon College, Gambier, Ohio where he was completing a Bachelor of Arts degree in English Literature. The couple have remained in the area and have lived and worked in Topsham ever since.

Marc and Kim have always had a passionate interest in both food and wine. In 1979 they embarked on their first major European wine tour, a trip that took them to all the classic wine regions of Europe, even as far as Hungary and Bulgaria, exploring historic old wine cellars, learning about and tasting local and regional foods, and most of all meeting, interviewing and photographing the people of each region or country.

Since that time Marc and Kim Millon have written and illustrated the following books:

The Wine & Food of Europe (Webb & Bower 1982; Chartwell Bks USA; Treasure Press)

The Wine Roads of Europe (Robert Nicholson 1983; Simon & Schuster USA 1984)

The Taste of Britain (Webb & Bower 1985; Salem House, USA; reprinted Bounty Books 1993)

The Wine Roads of France (hardback edition Thorsons Equation 1989; trade paperback Grafton 1991, reprinted HarperCollins 1993)

Flavours of Korea (André Deutsch 1991)

The Wine Roads of Italy (HarperCollins 1991, HarperCollins trade paperback 1993)
[This book was a winner of the Premio Internazionale Barbi-Colombini award in 1992]

The Wine Roads of Spain (HarperCollins 1993)

Le Shuttle Shopping for Food & Drink in Northern France and Belgium (Pavilion in Association with Eurotunnel plc 1994)

Le Shuttle Small Hotels and Restaurants in Northern France and Belgium (Pavilion in Association with Eurotunnel plc 1994)

Food Lover’s Companion France (Little, Brown and Co 1996 UK; Frommer’s USA)

Food Lover’s Companion Italy (Little, Brown and Co 1996 UK; Frommer’s USA)

Oz Clarke's Wine Lover's Companion Tuscany (DeAgostini 1997)

Creative Content for the Web (Intellect 1999)

Marc and Kim work together as a team, and this means that in their books photographic illustrations always tie in intimately with editorially content— indeed, as projects evolve, both influence each other.

Kim Millon is a recognized professional photographer in her own right; she is a member of the British Institute of Professional Photography (LBIPP) and was featured in a book, Food in Focus (Headline 1988), that highlighted the work of “the world’s finest food photographers”.

Marc is a member of The Circle of Wine Writers, The Guild of Food Writers, and The Society of Authors. He has served as a member of the international jury at the Concorso Internazionale at Vinitaly and is regularly invited to attend and participate in wine events and competitions.

The Millon's own electronic publishing company, Quay Press, specialises in food, drink and travel publishing on the world wide web. Marc, who has an MA in Publishing from the University of Plymouth, is a new media consultant for corporate clients, involved in web site creation and design, content management and editorial maintenance, and is also currently publishing his own existing and new works electronically on the Quay Press website, including Flavours of Korea and Notes from a Devon Kitchen.

He is also a keen -- some might say fanatic -- cyclist -- and organised and took part together with Italian restaurateur Nello Ghezzo in the "Ride for Life" cycle from Topsham to Venice, Italy in June 1997 which raised over £24,000 for cancer research and treatment.He is also the organiser for the Nello Memorial Rides, the first of which is the Nello Memorial Century Cycle Challenge on July 2nd, 2000.

The research for their winel food and travel books naturally means that Marc and Kim are often on the road for much of the year,together with their two children, Guy and Bella. But when not travelling, they enjoy life at home on the River Exe at Topsham, Devon.

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