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2014 In Review: The Top 10 Quotes Of The Year

Most memorable lines from chefs and cooking folk
Dec 24, 2014 12:30 pm

Which top chef compares looking at Yelp to picking at a scab? Which New York City restaurateur originally thought his four-star review was zero stars? Who claims to feel as intensely about chefs as you do about Game of Thrones? And who maintains that the best way to hire your future sous chef is to get them wasted? We present to you, our favorite quotes of 2014 on Food Republic.

Eric Giannettini Is The Guy To Know In Cassis. And You Need To Go.

Provençal city is a short hop from Marseille
Dec 12, 2014 10:00 am

Since arriving from Naples in 1850, Eric Giannettini’s family has run a small seafood business just off the docks of Cassis, a postcard-worthy inlet lined with single-engine fishing boats and a maze of terra cotta-roofed houses. Giannettini is a funny guy and speaks great English, and when we met at his market-turned-restaurant La Poissonnerie, we got to talking about his special little place in the universe.

Paris, 1910. It’s The Inspiration For Grant Achatz's French Bistro Menu At Next.

The rotating restaurant focuses on France in 2015
Dec 9, 2014 10:30 am

The team behind Chicago’s innovative rotating-theme restaurant Next announced the three new concepts for 2015 last week. Since it’s French Week here at Food Republic, our interest specifically piqued when we heard French Bistro cuisine will take the first rotation of the year.

Jay Rayner Wants You To Reconsider Locavorism

And stop the oversimplification of food systems!
Dec 1, 2014 11:17 am

From Mark Bittman to Dan Barber to Mario Batali, leading American thinkers, writers and chefs suggest that the best way to eat right is to know your farmer. To embrace locally grown and produced ingredients. To shop at your local greenmarket when possible. Jay Rayner, however, has a different take on the subject. Jay who?

Jesse Schenker, A Man of Extremes

Chef has written one hell of a kitchen memoir
Nov 25, 2014 10:00 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.

Carrie Ferrence And The Neighborhood Grocery Stockbox Fight Food Deserts

Seattle groceries help underserved areas get food
Nov 19, 2014 10:00 am

In Food Republic's new series Game Changers, we take a close look at a few of the individuals working to change the way we view the food industry. Next up is Carrie Ferrence, co-founder of urban community fresh food project Stockbox.

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 9:00 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.

At Prune, Gabrielle Hamilton Is Throwing A Party. You’re Just Paying The Bills.

After 15 years, the NYC chef has written it down
Nov 4, 2014 11:00 am

It is Sunday afternoon at Prune, and on the sidewalk upstairs a crowd has gathered, patiently listening for their names. The wait is between 20 minutes and one hour, and most are content to stand patiently in the sun, sipping coffee from to-go cups and awaiting eggs Benedict with golden toasted potatoes rosti. But we're downstairs, getting schooled by chef-owner Gabrielle Hamilton.

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