In the latest episode of Eric Ripert's new web series "On the Table" for Youtube’s Reserve Channel, the Le Bernardin chef and Top Chef vet Eric Ripert welcomes F&W's Gail Simmons for tequila Bloody Marys, fried eggs in Guinness cheese sauce and PG-13 chit chat about the real reasons Gail didn't become a ballerina. Plus: excerpts from Ripert's recent Facebook chat about foods obsessions and cooking barefoot in the Caribbean. More >
Despite the ocean of culinary wisdom floating around the F&W offices, I’m definitely guilty of not always fully reading recipes before creating a meal. Luckily, superstar chef Michael Mina has my back. He’s developed a new web video series called Cook Taste Eat, where he offer tips and tricks on how to prep a meal from start to finish. >>
It's not every day that Mario Batali hands out a Golden Pie Service Award. In fact, he'd never given one out before Sunday night, when he handed one to President Bill Clinton. Clinton was the star of an astonishing crowd that came out to support the Mario Batali Foundation, which works to keep kids well fed, well read and well cared for. Read more >
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Step Up to the Plate, is the second film to follow French master chef Michel Bras and documents the chef's bequest of his Michelin three-star restaurant in Laguiole to his son Sébastien in 2010. See an F&W exclusive clip of the movie here>
Chef John Besh presents Syrena Johnson with her chef jacket. / Courtesy Besh Restaurant Group
Here at F&W we’re crazy about the amazing food that our chef heroes make every single day, but we’re even more excited when they’re passionate about passing the torch on to the next generation of culinary leaders. Legendary chef John Besh has set out on a new mission: diversifying the chef community of New Orleans, enlisting native sons and daughters to preserve the city's venerable culinary traditions.
No matter how hard I try, I can’t think of anything cooler than Le Fooding’s Brooklyn Fling, taking place from September 19 to 23. We’ll have Charleston superstar Sean Brock cooking with the Frankies Spuntino team! Swedish superstar Magnus Nilsson hosting a back-in-time picnic at the Brooklyn Flea! The incredible Young Turks from London (cooking duo Isaac Mchale and James Lowe) along with Mission Chinese Food hero Danny Bowien at something called the Campfire Session!
F&W's July issue takes a look at interesting food collaborations across the country. Here, Portland, Oregon’s Salt & Straw invites local chefs to create ice cream flavors.
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From the cooks at ramen shop Boke Bowl, it has a swirl of fish-sauce-infused caramel.
Ox cooks add foie-gras-flavored marshmallows to a smoked vanilla ice cream base.
3. Sake and Yuzu
A subtle, not-too-sweet ice cream by the team at Bamboo Sushi.
Sesame and toasted coconut add an Asian influence to this summery flavor by the chef trio at Aviary.
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Chefs are finding strength in numbers by forming duos, trios and even bigger teams (like the restaurant run by a group of 18). Here’s how the food world is harnessing the power of collaboration.
Courtesy of Marvel/Art by Ale Garza and Chris Sotomayor
Today kicks off the first day of Comic-Con International, a four day convention and unapologetic nerd fest for writers, illustrators and fans of the coolest comic books in the world. Over the last few years, comic book creators started using the art to unleash their inner food lover, immortalizing chefs like Chris Cosentino of San Francisco’s Incanto and former Top Chef contestant Eli Kirshtein.
Cosentino appeared in a Marvel comic as an offal-centric chef who helps Wolverine hunt down a mutant who butchers humans. In "Spider-Man: A Meal to Die For," Kirshtein brandishes his kitchen knives as he teams up with Spider-Man to fight Mysterio. Anthony Bourdain's "Get Jiro!" comic book is also developing a cult following.
Marvel Comics collaborated with F&W on our own awesome comic strip, starring two of our superhero Test Kitchen cooks. Check it out here.
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