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Strong Opinions: Watch Scott Conant Dish On Celebrity Chefdom

“I’m gonna sound like the old guy,” Scott Conant says in the latest episode of our chef gripefest Strong Opinions, before he explains the hard work and craft required of an OG chef, as opposed the culinary school grads today who’re in it for the fast path to celebrity. (In fact, there’s a NSFW coda here because just the thought of such career climbers gets him so riled up.) Plus, the man behind the new Fusco in NYC, The Ponte in Los Angeles and other fine Italian restaurants around the U.S. talks about fans of his long-running role on Chopped, the appropriation of the term “local,” punk young chefs and more. Check it out.