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The Obsessive 'Notes From A Kitchen' Book Series Shows The Creative Fire Of Chefs

Author Jeff Scott tells us about his new edition
Dec 16, 2014 3:00 pm

"I began this documentary series of books because there seemed to be no critical documents out there about who chefs are as people —  as creative souls just trying to figure it all out," so says Jeff Scott of his series of artfully designed, limited edition books in the Notes From A Kitchen series. Volume 3 was just published. Here's what he has to say about it.

Does The Pasta Match The Pants? Food And Fashion Collide In New Young Chef Contest

Unique global competition pairs chefs and designers
Nov 26, 2014 12:00 pm

It is the dream of every young chef to one day be recognized by glossy magazines such as Bon Appétit or Food + Wine. Now, Vogue Italia? Probably not so much. But, hey, if you do, well, here's your chance. Bubbly water behemoth S. Pellegrino just announced a new contest to find its "Young Chef 2015." But, this competition isn't limited to just cooking. No, chefs will be paired with fashion designers to create dishes and garments that complement each other.

Jesse Schenker, A Man of Extremes

Chef has written one hell of a kitchen memoir
Nov 25, 2014 11:00 am

Ten years ago, Jesse Schenker sat bloodied in the back of a police car, with track marks in his arm and any number of illicit substances swirling around his system. Now, he’s the executive chef and owner of two Manhattan restaurants, Recette and The Gander. It’s not been an easy run.

Magnus Nilsson Will Now Tell You Everything You Need To Know About Nordic Cuisine

Plus, famed Swedish chef dishes on upcoming book
Nov 13, 2014 10:00 am

Magnus Nilsson, the rising star Swede whose episodes of Mind Of A Chef are airing through the winter on PBS, joins us at The Breslin in NYC to talk about conceptions and misconceptions about Nordic cuisine, his cooking philosophies, and why he first said no but eventually relented to write what might become the definitive book about Scandinavian cuisine.

Video: Watch The Trailer For Jeff Scott's Notes From A Kitchen Vol. 3

New art book features Chang, Crenn, Stupak and more
Nov 5, 2014 11:30 am

"It’s 768 pages, 12 pounds, it’s expensive, it’s obsessive, it matters — it challenges big ideas — it tells the truth — it’s a new vision for a new world in which quality in bookmaking and idea documentation still matters." So writes Jeff Scott, the photographer and creator of the Notes From A Kitchen book series, whose Volume Three is coming out right now. The limited-edition, massive tome sells for $125 US (more in Canada and Europe) and features behind-the-scenes, inside-the-minds looks at Jordan Kahn, David Chang, Alex Stupak, Dominique Crenn and other inventive chefs. Zakary Pelaccio wrote the foreword and narrates the video, which you can watch here. 

Nira Kehar's Cuisine Channels Art, Hold The Boundaries Please

Montreal-born Delhi chef on (lamb) brains, beauty
Oct 30, 2014 10:00 am

Nira Kehar, the Montreal-born chef/owner of award-winning New Delhi restaurant Chez Nini, is one of a kind. Seriously, there are no other young female Indian-Canadian classically trained chefs launching their own genre-defying, Montreal-inspired (read: largely meat-based) culinary experiences in Delhi right now. We sat down to talk about her "artistic narrative" book, Delhi's stret kids and what the monsoon tastes like. Don't worry, it's actually delicious. 

Chef Diego Oka Leads The Way To Fine Peruvian Dining In America. Follow Him.

Miami La Mar chef is spreading the tiradito gospel
Oct 22, 2014 12:00 pm

Lima-born chef Diego Oka is of the most delicious school of Evangelism there is: travel the world, live everywhere, bring your cuisine to the hungry masses wherever you go and spread the word of delicious Peruvian food. A protege of renowned chef Gastón Acurio, Oka has been cooking during the uprising of a vibrant, fast-growing cuisine for nearly a decade, so don't let the baby face fool you. He's also got some music, restaurant recommendations and general advice you should take.

Dale Talde Is The Man! 5 Recipes From One Of Our Favorite New York City Chefs.

Trust the Top Chef alum to whip up a snack
Oct 2, 2014 4:00 pm

New York City chef Dale Talde is a former Top Chef star and co-owner of a growing mini-empire of Brooklyn restaurants with partners David Massoni and John Bush. Over the past few years we’ve stopped by the kitchen at Talde in Park Slope to ask if the chef would slide us some of our favorite recipes. Here are five of our favorites.

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