What I've Seen

What I've Seen: Marc Murphy Reflects On 10 Years As A Restaurateur

Plus, ya know, he's a chef, Chopped judge, good guy
Apr 10, 2014 10:00 am

Marc Murphy has come a long way since he opened Landmarc in NYC's Tribeca 10 years ago. Here's Murphy on spotting critics, improvising dishes, feeling defeated and more...

What I’ve Seen: Tom Sellers

Acclaimed British chef reflects on his young career
Apr 16, 2012 11:01 am
Tom Sellers photo

British chef Tom Sellers is something of a wunderkind. He got a job in a pub kitchen at age 16 and now, at just 25, he’s already gotten to work with some of the world’s best chefs, including René Redzepi at Noma and Thomas Keller at Per Se. He was recently in New York hosting a pop-up restaurant and will soon open his first London restaurant, to be called Story.

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.

What I’ve Seen: Marc Vetri

The Philadelphia legend shares some choice tales
Nov 16, 2011 10:01 am

When you talk about the Philadelphia restaurant scene, you talk about Marc Vetri and you talk about the other guys. And this is not to say the other guys are shabby, notably Steven Starr and Jose Garces run very good restaurants that kick the pants off man most of the restaurants operating in the most important restaurant city in the world 100 miles to the north. Those guys aren’t shabby at all.

What I've Seen: John Besh

The New Orleans chef/restaurateur's colorful career
Apr 25, 2011 10:00 am
portrait of John Besh

On his way to becoming one of the most-decorated chefs in the American South (James Beard Awards, Food & Wine Best New Chef, Top Chef Masters), a very weird thing happened to John Besh. He also became known as one the friendliest. Dude is nice at the level Gordon Ramsey is not. “The blackberries in my yard are just starting to ripen...

What I've Seen: Ivy Stark

A chef reflects on an already colorful career
Apr 11, 2011 8:00 am
Headshot of Ivy Stark

Since graduating from Peter Kump’s townhouse-turned-cooking academy on NYC's Upper West Side, Ivy Stark has become a culinary chameleon who has landed positions in some of America’s most important kitchens. She’s done classic French, pan-Latin, Mediterranean, and pastry—not to mention running the beverage program at Brasserie 8½. (Oh yeah, all...

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