Best New Chefs 2012: Their Simplest Recipes They spent their early years washing dishes, chopping cases of parsley or working on disastrous charcuterie experiments to try to impress Mario Batali. Now our 2012 Best New Chefs are in charge of outstanding kitchens across America. How do we find these talented men and women? F&W editors solicit nominations from hundreds of experts around the country. Then we travel to eat at the source, on the lookout for cooks who are serving creative and sensational food and who have been in charge of a professional kitchen for a maximum of five years.
A Chef and a Winemaker's Basque Feast New York chef Alex Raij loves a Basque red called El Chaparral so much that she befriended its creator. Here, she visits Spain to find out just how food-friendly “Chappy” really is.
A Chef's July Fourth on Cumberland Island Linton Hopkins, an F&W Best New Chef 2009, is an Atlanta native with a brilliant ability to recast Southern classics while staying true to their essence. Here, he invites F&W to join his family for July fourth on Georgia’s idyllic Cumberland Island.