Best New Chef All-Stars 2013
Thanks to Iron Chef and the talk show The Chew, Michael Symon has become one of TV's most visible chefs. He's also one of its most likeable, representing Midwestern integrity and the hometown hero. This Cleveland loyalist believes in the power of pierogies, like the ones he fills with beef cheeks at his flagship restaurant, Lola—a graceful take on his city's favorite food. Another one of his Midwestern touchstones: his creamed corn with bacon and lime zest.