chefs

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. These  including the namesake Talde, bourbon-and-bits bar Pork Slope and seasonal Thistle Hill Tavern. And there is excitement on the horizon as the trio is currently working on the opening of a Talde location in Jersey City. Over the past few years we’ve stopped by the kitchen at Talde in Park Slop to ask if the chef would slide us some of our favorite recipes. Here are five of our favorites.

October Means Great Beer And Chicken Dancing

Plus lots of cool culinary charity events
Sep 26, 2014 11:00 am

It’s hard not to get excited about October’s arrival. There’s no better time for consuming copious amounts of dark, hoppy beer in tall glasses while wearing tall white socks with suspenders or frilly white jumper dresses. Besides that, the coming month offers several very compelling culinary events whose proceeds go to charity, as well as an exciting lineup of chef seminars at NYC’s Eataly, chicken dancing in Baltimore and a coffee crawl in Stumptown.

WTF Is Kentucky Fried Blowfish? Delicious, That’s What.

The latest cray genious from chef Andrew D'Ambrosi
Sep 22, 2014 10:00 am

In a tiny kitchen in brownstone Brooklyn restaurant Bergen Hill, chef Andrew D'Ambrosi is running one of the most-inventive seafood restaurants in America. Though constrained by limited space and gear more fit for a Central Park snack bar than mini Mugaritz (the setup includes four induction burners, a panini press and small ice cream machine), the former Le Cirque chef and Top Chef  scene stealer is composing dishes made with extraordinary flavor combos (Mayweather 1-2s) and personality. Here's one of them.

Veggie Samurai: Watch A Sushi Chef Conquer The Cucumber

Cleanse your palate with eye-catching morokyuu!
Sep 11, 2014 3:00 pm

If you've ever briefly marveled at a rose made out of a carrot or radish before popping it in your mouth, take a moment to witness the knife skills that go into the thoughtful salad magic Japanese chefs churn out as garnishes. Morokyuu is a dish of sliced cucumbers and red miso paste eaten as a palate cleanser. Watch a master chef transform this simple duo right before your eyes.

The Best Chef Quotes Ever? A New Book Compiles The Crème De La Crème.

Curated by NYC's Kitchen Arts & Letters bookstore
Aug 21, 2014 3:00 pm

Here’s a book for passionate cooks that contains no recipes or food porn whatsoever; instead it’s full of quotes from chefs around the world and across time. The Chef Says, a cute little book which will be published September 2nd, was compiled by Matt Sartwell and Nach Waxman, who run New York City’s Kitchen Arts & Letters bookstore, which offers 13,000 food and drink-related titles. Some of our favorite quotes, right this way.

How Danish Chef Christian Puglisi Is About To Flip The World's Pizza Script

Copenhagen-style pizza might be the future
Aug 20, 2014 9:00 am

In a recent interview, Danish chef Christian Puglisi tells me he's always cooked with an Italian sensibility rooted in "simplicity" and "beautiful produce" — but with many other influences as well including his established place in the Danish culinary movement. This interesting combination will all come together in a forthcoming pizzeria in Copenhagen. Who is excited?

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