Chef Talk

Andrew Zimmern And Edward Lee Recorded A Really Smart Podcast. Listen To It Now!

The latest Go Fork Yourself is pretty great
Nov 18, 2013 4:00 pm

Andrew Zimmern and Edward Lee are two favorites of ours. They are smart, funny, wiseacre, socially conscious journalists disguised as chefs and television personalities. We say journalists because these boys can straight up write and report. They got together for a podcast.

In New Memoir, Norman Van Aken Supersizes The Details

Florida chef goes deep with the personal stories
Nov 15, 2013 11:15 am

Ah, the life of a chef. It's all cussing on the line, plating delicious food and partying til dawn. At least, that's the mythology, and you know what? Sometimes there's some truth in it. For evidence, let's refer to No Experience Necessary, a tell-all memoir from acclaimed chef Norman Van Aken. A fun, quick interview with the man, the chef, the legend, right this way...

John Besh Launches A Monthly Subscription Gourmet Kit

Introducing Besh Box, a chef-curated mailing
Nov 14, 2013 1:03 pm

I've always been in awe of John Besh, the New Orleans chef who has like nine restaurants, four children (all boys) and yet somehow finds the time to write cookbooks, run charity events, travel around the country and more. Just when it seemed like the guy couldn't be any busier or more impressive, a package arrives in the mail with my name on it.

When Alex Stupak And Grant Achatz Get Together To Cook, Friends Show Up

Behind Stupak’s ambitious Push Project
Nov 13, 2013 3:00 pm

As Alex Stupak preps a dessert of lemon curd with meringue and brown butter, with Grant Achatz working on his banana, celery and truffle dish nearby, we talk to the chefs about what inspires them.

Couples In The Kitchen: North Carolina Chefs Dan And Kim Are ONE

Traveling executive chef duo cooks, stays together
Oct 21, 2013 9:00 am

I spoke with co-executive chefs Daniel Ryan and Kim Floresco at Chapel Hill's [ONE] restaurant to make sure I had my facts straight here. They've been together for 10 years, have traveled and worked in some of the most stressful and precision-oriented kitchens in the world and still wanted to open a restaurant together in a brand-new city. It looks like food really does taste better prepared with love. Find out the secret to their success after the jump.

What's It Like To Cook And Eat In Antarctica? Ask This Guy.

Zachary Hadden discusses his strange culinary life
Oct 8, 2013 10:00 am

Zachary Hedden is a production cook at the U.S.'s McMurdo Research Station, located at the tip of Ross Island in Antarctica. He has spent the entirety of each year since 2009 working at McMurdo and discusses with Food Republic the challenges and rewards of working, eating and gardening in one of the most isolated regions of the world.

Philip Krajeck Is Taking The Southern Restaurant Scene By Storm

Chef is behind Nashville's Rolf and Daughters
Oct 7, 2013 9:00 am

In his first year as the chef/owner of Rolf and Daughters in Nashville, Philip Krajeck has made quite a splash in the local and national food scene. Andrew Knowlton of Bon Appetit named R & D the #3 best new restaurant in America for 2013 and declared that “Krajeck was put on earth to make pasta.” We caught up with him.

'10 Things I Hate' With Jason Vincent

Chicago chef is big on flavor, bigger with opinions
Sep 24, 2013 10:00 am

Life is filled with wonderful things and terrible things. During interviews, however, we pretty much only get to hear about the wonderful things. Ten Things I Hate is a chance for people in the food world to get things off their chest. We ask them what they hate, they give us a list. Next up: Jason Vincent of Chicago's Nightwood has some words to say.

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