Tag: Chefs

A Big Batch of Ricotta Gnocchi Should Be Your Next Cooking Project

Welcome back to Dirty Work, our series of dispatches from the MUNCHIES Garden. We’re inviting chefs, bartenders, and personalities in the world of food and drink to explore our edible playground and make whatever the hell inspires them with our rooftop produce. Chef Nick Elmi‘s ricotta gnocchi with white truffles has been a hit at […]

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A Pastry Chef’s Book, and Life, Start Again

SOUTHOLD, N.Y. — “I think I finally have the proportions right,” said Claudia Fleming, the pastry chef, narrowing her eyes at the chocolate caramel tart perched on her palm. She was standing in the kitchen of her Long Island restaurant, the North Fork Table. It was an absurd statement. Ms. Fleming, 60, has been making […]

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This Art World Chef Wants to Share the Homestyle Side of Greek Food

Welcome back to Dirty Work, our series of dispatches from the MUNCHIES Garden. We’re inviting chefs, bartenders, and personalities in the world of food and drink to explore our edible playground and make whatever the hell inspires them with our rooftop produce. From lunches for Urs Fischer to gallery dinners for Gavin Brown, Mina Stone […]

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Cecilia Chiang, a Pioneering Restaurateur, Marks a Century of Flavors

SAN FRANCISCO — On her 99th birthday, Cecilia Chiang wore a leopard-print silk shirt and black trousers, slipped on two thick, glittering cocktail rings, and met her granddaughter for an early lunch at Yank Sing, in Rincon Center. Before she could put in an order for her favorite — the juicy pea-shoot dumplings — a […]

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Star Chef Hugh Acheson Talks About Fighting Alzheimer’s And The Power Of Comfort Food

Chef Hugh Acheson’s career has been hard-won. The Canadian-born, Southern-raised culinary master worked his way up from the belly of the beast after landing his first restaurant gig as a dishwasher at 15. You might envy his good looks and blessed life, but know this: Dude put in his 10,000 hours. Today, Acheson has several […]

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From Pizza to Tortillas, a Midwestern Chef Defies Assumptions

MINNEAPOLIS — Last summer, Ann Kim announced that she would open a restaurant inspired by a trip to Valle de Guadalupe, Mexico, where she had tasted handmade heirloom blue-corn tortillas that moved her to tears. The Twin Cities news media responded with reports about her intention to open a Mexican restaurant. A year later, Ms. […]

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49 Good Reasons to Make a Restaurant Reservation

Change is the only constant in New York, and each season brings a host of new options for diners weary of the same old, same old. There are bigger, better food halls to lure the lunch crowd, and breweries and bars to tempt after work. Veteran chefs with solid reputations are taking risks, while unproven […]

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The New Generation of Chefs Pushing Japanese Food in Unexpected Directions

IN 1906, THE YOKOHAMA-BORN scholar Okakura Kakuzo published “The Book of Tea,” a brief tract for Western readers on chanoyu, the centuries-old, highly ritualized Japanese tea ceremony. He argued that the aestheticization of the humble act of drinking tea — “the adoration of the beautiful among the sordid facts of everyday existence” — must be […]

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Cooking Up Big Business in a Home Kitchen

If you ask Kathleen O’Brien Price about filming “Real Life Cooking,” a weekly live-stream show where she cooks a full meal from start to finish out of her tiny Harlem kitchen, she rattles off a list of the challenges. “Our stove is a miniature stove. A sheet pan can’t fit in our oven. We have […]

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Once Declared Passé, Foam Returns to the Restaurant Table

IS UBIQUITY A CRIME? In food as in fashion, both fields with a historical hierarchy of high and low, proliferation is often equated with degradation: The more popular and widespread an idea, the less valued it is. The increasingly rapid dissemination of images and experiences in our modern age has made originality the most fragile […]

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The Parisian Chef Reimagining Classic French Cuisine

As spring turned to summer in 2018, one of the most coveted reservations in Manhattan offered a taste of a Paris restaurant that hadn’t yet opened. At Chefs Club, the NoLIta venue that invites culinary talent from around the world to take over its kitchen, the chef Sota Atsumi shared a preview of his eagerly […]

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How a Teeny-Weeny Chef Became a Great Big Star

LOS ANGELES — The chef stands only six inches tall, like an enchanted ball of moss sprung to life. Made of wood, foam latex and metal, he preps vegetables, simmers sauces and bakes pies the size of bottle caps, all while chattering in a lispy singsong that is mostly incomprehensible. As the title character of […]

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For Celebrity Chefs, Politics Proves Precarious

On Friday afternoon, as Stephen Ross, the billionaire real estate developer and the principal owner of the Miami Dolphins, prepared to host a high-priced fund-raiser for President Trump at his home in the Hamptons, it appeared that some celebrity chefs had failed in their efforts to persuade Mr. Ross to call it off. This week, […]

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Secret of a New York Farm Stand’s Success: An Eye for the Next Big Thing

NORWICH, N.Y. — At first glance, the Norwich Meadows Farm stand at the Union Square Greenmarket in Manhattan looks like any other, with its rows of onions and lettuce, and a banner with the words “fresh” and “organic” in big green letters. But there’s something the chefs who regularly crowd the stand know that other […]

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She Was Filipino Food’s Greatest Champion. Now Her Work Is Finding New Fans.

When their safe houses in Manila were no longer safe, the rebels took shelter at the airy bungalow of Doreen Gamboa Fernandez, a sugar planter’s daughter turned literature professor and food writer. It was the 1980s, and the Philippines was still in the grip of the strongman Ferdinand Marcos. In a later interview, Ms. Fernandez […]

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The Owners of Eleven Madison Park Are Ending Their Partnership

New York’s most powerful restaurant marriage has come to an end. The chef Daniel Humm and his business partner, Will Guidara, who in 2011 bought the elegant restaurant Eleven Madison Park from their mentor, the restaurateur Danny Meyer, and transformed it into one of the world’s most lauded dining destinations and the crown jewel of […]

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