2013 In Review: The Top 15 Quotes Of The Year On Food Republic

Most memorable lines from chefs and cooking folk
Dec 17, 2013 10:00 am

A top chef compares your home cooking to his going on WebMD. Another dares you to talk badly about him behind his back, while a third speaks about his one-on-one sessions with the Dalai Lama himself. Who got shin splints running from restaurant to restaurant to serve critics? Who claims that drinking only water for a month straight would be "the ultimate fast"? We present to you, our favorite quotes of 2013 on Food Republic.

Chef Recipes And Pro Kitchen Tips Just In Time For Thanksgiving

From Michael Schwartz, Amanda Freitag and others
Nov 22, 2013 11:00 am

While you are undoubtedly looking around for a crucial Thanksgiving recipe just about, well, now, here are some recipes from our favorite pros: Michael Schwartz, Amanda Freitag, Bradford Thompson and others.

In New Memoir, Norman Van Aken Supersizes The Details

Florida chef goes deep with the personal stories
Nov 15, 2013 11:15 am

Ah, the life of a chef. It's all cussing on the line, plating delicious food and partying til dawn. At least, that's the mythology, and you know what? Sometimes there's some truth in it. For evidence, let's refer to No Experience Necessary, a tell-all memoir from acclaimed chef Norman Van Aken. A fun, quick interview with the man, the chef, the legend, right this way...

Proud Alum: Danny Ye On The Joys Of Carne Asada Tacos And Dirty Dogs At USC

The NYC chef heads to SoCal annually...for football
Nov 12, 2013 12:00 pm

College football has kicked off in a big way this year. What should you eat while watching your school's team? In Proud Alum, we talk with a chef about their memories of tailgates past, and ask for their best parking lot recipe. Next up, Harlow chef and proud USC alum, Danny Ye.

Couples In The Kitchen: North Carolina Chefs Dan And Kim Are ONE

Traveling executive chef duo cooks, stays together
Oct 21, 2013 9:00 am

I spoke with co-executive chefs Daniel Ryan and Kim Floresco at Chapel Hill's [ONE] restaurant to make sure I had my facts straight here. They've been together for 10 years, have traveled and worked in some of the most stressful and precision-oriented kitchens in the world and still wanted to open a restaurant together in a brand-new city. It looks like food really does taste better prepared with love. Find out the secret to their success after the jump.

15 Celebrity Chef Recipes To Add To Your Repertoire

Celebrity chef recipes from their kitchens to yours
Oct 19, 2013 2:00 pm

Know what's a surefire way to knock out an impressive dish? Steal it from a celebrity chef — we do it all the time. Well, not steal. We ask permission, nicely, from their publishers, and as a result of that hard work we'd like to offer you a few of our favorite celebrity chef recipes of all time. They work 16-hour days, judge and compete on all our favorite food reality shows and still find time to occasionally chat with us. Trust them. These 12 dishes are backed by some of the best chefs we've encountered.

Fox News Discovers Madison, Wisconsin Is A Farm-To-Table Powerhouse. Well, Duh.

And this is not a story about cheese
Sep 17, 2013 1:00 pm

We’re not here to judge the politics of Fox News Channel. We’re here to judge the food writing of Fox News Channel. Our judgment? They got one really right when they called out Madison, Wisconsin as a “top foodie paradise” for farm-to-table dining. Writes Nicole Rupersburg.

What It Felt Like To Work The Line At Norman Van Aken's 10th Anniversary Party

Tampa chef writes about cooking with the greats
Sep 4, 2013 11:00 am

Chef Norman Van Aken had invited me to prepare a canapé course for his namesake restaurant’s 10th anniversary celebration. Two days before this most daunting service of my career – I looked at my wife and confessed what was on my mind. “I’m nervous,” I admitted. Read on.


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