interviews

FR Style Inventory: Herschel Supply Co. Founders Lyndon and Jamie Cormack

Co-founding brothers talk all things Vancouver
Sep 5, 2014 11:00 am

New York City's Fashion Week is underway, so it's time to check in with some stylish citizens to find out who they're wearing, what they're eating and to get a few tips. Here, the Cormack brothers, founders of Herschel Supply Co., give us a glimpse into their Vancouver and dish on where they like to eat, drink and shop.

FR Style Inventory: Fashion Designer Steven Alan

Love for Scandinavian brands, but not for suits
Sep 3, 2014 4:00 pm

As Fashion Week begins in NYC, we check in with Steven Alan, the fashion designer who leans towards Scandinavian brands, prefers samgyetang over steaks and isn’t down with suits.

12 Things You Can And Should Learn From Jonathan Waxman

Seasoned chef goes big in 2014, shares wisdom
Sep 3, 2014 10:00 am

Jonathan Waxman should be angry, furious, enraged. He's the guy who pretty much every chef in 2014 should be bowing down to, saying you did it first, Chef; he's the guy who should have his own splashy food TV show, rather than just occasionally appearing as a wise Jedi sidekick or a professorial judge; he's the guy who long ago realized that there are some serious parallels between food and rock. And yet here he sits on a sunny NYC morning at his neighborhood stronghold Barbuto, looking blissed out, just now having his, well, moment in the sun.

Avez-Vou$ Faim? Carbone And Zalaznick On Why NYC Needs The Dirty French.

From the guys behind Torrisi Italian Specialties
Sep 2, 2014 9:00 am
mario carbone and jeff zalaznick photo major food group

Last week at the Heineken House at the U.S. Open, we caught up New York City restaurateurs Mario Carbone and Jeff Zalaznick to talk about their latest NYC opening, Dirty French, as well as what it's like to expand to Hong Kong. And how the hell to get into the world's most-exclusive clam bar. A rare interview with two of the main players in the Major Food Group, this way. 

Salt Cod King: George Mendes Will Bring Portuguese Cooking To The Masses

In NYC, Aldea's chef is planning a big fall opening
Aug 27, 2014 3:00 pm

“Right now we’re off to the races,” says George Mendes with the sound of clanging in the background. He’s standing at the Chelsea — or maybe we'll call it NoMad — construction site that will house his new, un-named restaurant scheduled to open later in the fall. It’s been long anticipated that Mendes, a Portuguese-American chef who just celebrated five years at his well-regarded Flatiron restaurant Aldea, would expand into a more casual style. We got all the details in an interview.

Fall Preview 2014: Bar Tartine's Cortney Burns Wants You To Layer Flavors, OK?

San Francisco chef is all about the funk in cooking
Aug 25, 2014 11:00 am

Chefs Cortney Burns and Nick Balla, of San Francisco's Bar Tartine, madly experiment with ancient techniques in their Valencia Street restaurant, which also serves as a sort of ideas lab that focuses on pushing food to the most abstract territory. In November, the duo will publish their book Bar Tartine — an homage to the experiments, ideas and recipes concocted by two chefs who consistently cook at their peek creative thresholds. We talked to Burns about the provocativeness of lacto-fermentation and other meaty topics here.

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?

How A Fast Company Reporter Embedded With The 'Big 4' Third Wave Coffee Roasters

Coffee is serious business, with serious characters
Aug 19, 2014 9:00 am
James Freeman Blue Bottle photo

Danielle Sacks is a senior writer at Fast Company, where she just published a colorful story detailing the so-called third wave coffee movement — a decade-old philosophy that places extreme, sometimes obsessive, importance on the farming, cultivating, roasting and brewing of coffee. In The Multimillion Dollar Quest To Brew the Perfect Cup Of Coffee, Sacks embeds with each of the Big Four coffee producers (Stumptown, Intelligentsia, Counter Culture and Blue Bottle) to tell a story that involves private-equity groups, $16,000 coffee makers and a whole bunch of seriously over-caffeinated industry folk. 

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