This week, we spoke to a couple of our favorite chefs on all topics from the absurdity of authenticity in their cuisine to how much more fun it is to go to college football games than class, and of course, why not to open a restaurant. More practical advice: tying a roast (the why behind the how) and where to go before or after a show at Madison Square Garden without getting lost. Don't worry, we've gotcha.

We said farewell to a icon of the modern culinary world, Charlie Trotter. But the best way to celebrate his work is by getting yourself into a kitchen or a great restaurant this weekend. Here are this week's most popular stories.