Interviews

What Does 'Farm to Table' Mean In 2014? 5 NYC Chefs And Purveyors Weigh In.

Getting fresh has never been more important
Sep 3, 2014 8:00 am
Photos: Laurel Golio

Last month, we invited a select group of chefs and purveyors to stop by the Food Republic test kitchen and chat about "farm to table" the label, the lifestyle. The term gets tossed around quite a bit these days. What does it mean in 2014? And how does it work on the local level? We learned a lot about where our food comes from, some of it only a short subway ride away.

5 Busy Chefs On Staying Happy, Healthy And Relatively Gout-Free

Fitness can be a relative term for a restaurant pro
Jul 24, 2014 8:00 am

Last week we invited a crew of very busy chefs to stop by the Food Republic Test Kitchen and talk about the challenges — and ultimate successes — of staying healthy while working around serious food. How do their clothes still fit, you ask? What’s this about Brazilian jiu-jitsu? We got answers from Jamie Bissonnette, Michael Chernow, Daniel Holzman, Alex Stupak and Noah Bernamoff. 

Meet The Man (Appetite, Imagination, Eye) Behind The Ulterior Epicure

Our food traveling hero gets candid
Mar 4, 2014 10:00 am

Photographer Bonjwing Lee clearly loves to travel for food, which is why we reached out for an interview during last week’s tribute to fantasy food travel. Lee was, obviously, traveling. But he was cool enough to answer some of our questions about his favorite (and least favorite) places to travel for the food. Also, packing essentials. The appetite is, of course, number one.

José Enrique On Puerto Rico's Dining Evolution. As In, Why You Should Book Now.

Chef is opening a restaurant in Vieques next month
Feb 25, 2014 1:00 pm

We’ll be spending our second annual Fantasy Travel Week speaking to chefs about where they dream of traveling this year; as in, which beaches they plan to visit during the cold months of winter. But what if a chef lives just mere minutes from some of the world’s most beautiful beaches? Chef José Enrique — the first Puerto Rican chef to be nominated for a James Beard Award — has been at the helm of his eponymous restaurant in San Juan since 2007. He stopped by our offices to discuss the island’s blossoming dining scene and his upcoming travel plans.

NYC: Oliver And Evan Haslegrave Of hOmE And The Tale Of Two Telepans

Two brothers. Two restaurants. Two designs.
Feb 6, 2014 10:00 am
telepan local photo

Only on the NYC design scene for about five years, Oliver and Evan Haslegrave of hOmE have left an an indelible mark on its landscape. Their growing portfolio of restaurants and bars reflect a distinct new wave of post-millenium-era design. Here, they talk inspiration and the design behind the new Telepan Local in Tribeca.

Anthony Bourdain On The Influential Documentary Filmmaker Albert Maysles

They’re appearing live on stage in NYC tomorrow
Dec 10, 2013 3:30 pm

“The camera crew was pretty freaked out at the end of it,” recalls Anthony Bourdain of the time he shot with a shibari rope bondage master in Japan. We’re discussing a scene from the director’s cut of his Tokyo episode for CNN's Parts Unknown, which he will be screening tomorrow evening as part of a discussion and master class with documentary filmmaker Albert Maysles — the vérité visionary behind classics Grey Gardens and Gimme Shelter and films about Orson Welles, Truman Capote and Marlon Brando.  

Louis Lombardi Of 'The Sopranos' Is A Lover Of Food, On And Off Screen

Bronx-born actor launched Italian gourmet food line
Jul 2, 2013 9:01 am

You probably recognize Louis Lombardi from his memorable roles on shows including 24, Entourage and The Sopranos. It turns out that his utmost passion is food and that he knows pretty much all there is to know about cooking for some of the biggest names in Hollywood. We caught up with the loveable big guy to talk cooking at home, eating on set and the question on everyone’s mind: Should Edgar Stiles and Chloe O’Brian have hooked up?

Model Turned Pastry Chef Clarice Lam Traded Balenciaga For Bouchon

The ex-model runs the online bakery The Baking Bean
Mar 1, 2013 1:03 pm

Clarice Lam has not exactly taken a conventional route to becoming a renowned pastry chef. The former professional model has visited over 280 cities, suffered a near fatal accident and worked 15-hour days for the past 10 months on a fractured foot...without even knowing it. We caught up with her last week to discuss her adventurous past, opening her own online bakery and her strong thoughts regarding that “miserable” date known as Valentine’s Day.

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