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Kobe Desramaults Takes Us For A Belgian Spin

The man behind In De Wulf is in the house
May 31, 2012 10:01 am

An interview with the 32-year-old Belgian chef Kobe Desramaults, the man behind the Michelin-starred destination restaurant In De Wulf. 

Mexican Food's Ambassador in NYC

Roberto Santibañez opens a second Fonda location
Mar 6, 2012 3:01 pm
Roberto Santibanez photo

Most first-time diners at Fonda, a lively Mexican restaurant in Brooklyn's Park Slope neighborhood, start with the usual — the spicy guacamole, a well-made margarita. But it isn't long before they notice that this isn't some run-of-the-mill tacos 'n tequila spot. Soon, dishes emerge from chef-owner Roberto Santibañez's kitchen.

What I've Seen: Marcel Vigneron

The TV chef tells us who's "fair game."
Feb 29, 2012 10:01 am
Marcel Vigneron

Call him what you want: foam king, hair guy, "that quantum cooking dude on Syfy," but Marcel Vigneron can cook.

Michael McCarty, Farm To Celebrity Table

The power broker restaurateur gets honored by C-CAP
Jan 18, 2012 12:01 pm

Michael McCarty has led a double life. No, he doesn't have a family that no one knows about in the Midwest. Rather, the chef turned restaurateur is both a pioneer of farm-t0-table dining and of creating the power restaurant scene. 

A Frenchie in Paris

Gregory Marchand's Paris homecoming is cookin'
Dec 8, 2011 3:01 pm
Gregory Marchand from Frenchie photo

It's a cool, damp Monday night in November, just around 7 p.m. Most Parisians won't be heading off to dinner for another hour or so, but on a quiet side street on the outskirts of the Marais, pairs and quartets of would-be diners are chatting, waiting for the doors to open to one of the most buzzed-about and friendliest restaurants in town, Frenchie, and the newly opened wine bar across the street, Frenchie Wine Bar. 

Meet Australian Chef Mark McNamara

The chef at Appellation focuses on local foods
Nov 11, 2011 1:01 pm
Chef Mark McNamara

When people hear about Australia’s Barossa Valley, they may not necessarily think about Napa in the early 1970s. In fact, they may not think of anything at all. Situated an hour north of Adelaide in South Australia, the Barossa feels like a time machine back to the beginning of America’s wine boom, with sleepy small towns, friendly people, and over 150 wineries...

A Picky Eater Turned Top Chef

Michael Voltaggio runs the hottest restaurant in LA
Oct 27, 2011 12:31 pm
Michael Voltaggio

For a Top Chef with arms full of tattoos, Michael Voltaggio’s first restaurant ink. makes a lot of sense. Sitting on trendy Melrose Ave. in the middle of Los Angeles, the dark gray space has a quiet chaos about it, like the opening song of an indie band’s first sold-out concert.

The Forgotten Voltaggio Brother

While Michael takes over LA, Bryan is happy at home
Oct 25, 2011 9:01 am
Bryan Voltaggio

Much like Top Chef judge Tom Colicchio, Bryan Voltaggio had a significant kitchen career before becoming sort of insanely famous while appearing on the reality cooking show in 2009. For those who didn’t watch what happened, he finished runner-up in a memorable season that placed him against the eventual winner — his baby brother Michael.

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