Great chefs reveal their best-ever versions of the food obsessions America loves best, from pizza to teriyaki.

April 26, 2012

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 Chefs Share Their Food Obsessions

  •  Pizza, Dumplings & More

    When some people go to a restaurant, they like to order the most complicated-sounding dish on the menu. They see it as a test of the chef’s skill. But I think the ability to master a classic dish is even more telling. When Nobu Matsuhisa makes a chicken teriyaki that outdoes every other teriyaki I’ve ever had, I’m amazed. To me, a great chef can elevate the world’s most familiar dishes. At Pizzeria Bianco in Phoenix, Chris Bianco was among the first chefs in the US to make pizza an art form, using stellar ingredients and a wood-burning oven. TV chef and dim sum guru Martin Yan, who just opened the restaurant M.Y. China in San Francisco, prepares unbelievably good xiao jiao (shrimp dumplings). Read on for simplified versions of these recipes, plus an iconic burger.

    Shrimp-and-Pork Dumplings with Bamboo Shoots

    Nobu Matsuhisa Says

     Video: Star Chef Food Obsessions

    American Food Obsessions:

    Terrific Pizza Recipes

    Favorite Burger Recipes

    Dumplings, Gyoza and Pot Stickers