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Toki Underground Honors Fallen Chef With Charity Dinner In Washington, D.C.

Talented young cook Thang Le died in 2012
Mar 5, 2015 1:30 pm

Popular ramen shop Toki Underground in Washington, D.C., has endured its share of tragedy, with the shocking death of its 31-year-old chef, Thang Le, in 2012. On March 11, proprietor Erik Bruner-Yang will honor his fallen comrade with a special four-course charity dinner. Full details right this way.

Chicago Chef Paul Kahan Is Calling All Competent Cooks

Blackbird boss talks Midwest hospitality, expansion
Mar 4, 2015 10:00 am

Paul Kahan has been on a roll lately. Beyond his celebrated Chicago newcomers Nico Osteria and Dove's Luncheonette, the chef who first elevated Chicago dining with Blackbird in 1998 now has another eight restaurant projects in the pipeline. Yet empire is not his end goal. 

SXSW Expands Food Programming For 2015. Plus, Many Events For Non-Badge Holders.

Chang, Brock join this year's panels and pop-ups
Feb 27, 2015 12:00 pm

SXSW has pulled out all the stops for food-related content during this year's SouthBites, and there's a few big-name events for the general public, too. Here's your guide to the panels, pop-ups and more to seek out this March.

Watermelon Tartare? Artichoke Oysters? Vegetables Are Kicking Meat Off Menus.

Plant-based dishes are no longer small potatoes
Feb 23, 2015 11:30 am

Forget worrying about a side of vegetables with your dinner. Today’s chefs are taking great strides to ensure these nutrient-rich ingredients are no longer just an afterthought at dinner — they are dinner. From vegetable-inspired meat dishes to meat-inspired vegetable dishes, menus across the country are showcasing fresh produce like never before. Nicole Schnitzler reports.

If Charcuterie Is Your Jam, Chef Craig Deihl Is On Instagram For You

Coppa and pâté en croute and sandwiches galore!
Feb 13, 2015 1:00 pm

Chef Craig Deihl's Instagram feed is packed with photos of stacked bricks of ham-and-parsley terrine, videos of liverwurst in process, and beauty shots of olive loaves that miraculously make you really, really want olive loaf. It's so engrossing that you may forget to buy your plane ticket to South Carolina. Let us remind you: Buy a plane ticket to South Carolina (for a jillion reasons) and don't leave until you understand the meaning of "pâté inlay."

Are Chef Coats Really That Bad? Chefs Respond.

The kitchen pros have spoken. Here's what they say.
Jan 6, 2015 12:00 pm

“I’ll likely catch flack for this, but these damn [chef coats] have no part in my world.” Those were the bold words of chef Greg Baker, who penned an article on FR yesterday about the staple kitchen garment he considers not only unfashionable, but also unnecessary and uncomfortable. The piece quickly blew up on social media, with professionals from all over the globe voicing their opinions. Here are some of the day’s more notable reactions.

Why Chef Coats Suck: A Story Of Fake Professionalism And Very Bad Fashion

They're hot, often dirty and pretty much tired
Jan 5, 2015 10:00 am

Greg Baker, chef-owner of The Refinery in Tampa, Florida, is a 20-year kitchen veteran, having worked in Portland, Oregon and New York City before opening his James Beard Award–nominated restaurant in 2010. Previously, Baker wrote about the keys to hiring a sous chef (rule one: weed out the lazy assholes). Today he brings you reasons why he dislikes chef coats.  

Feast Of Seven Fishes In One Pot Recipe

The traditional Italian seafood feast, consolidated
Dec 18, 2014 5:00 pm

Italian Christmas is awesome. We're not mad at turkey, ham and baked ziti on the same plate, not mad at all. So you get the big feast Christmas Day, but there's also an equally important feast on Christmas Eve. Do it right, people. If you're going to do Italian Christmas, take a leaf out of a master's book. 

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