Best New Chef All-Stars 2013
F&W has been naming Best New Chefs for 25 years, helping turn up-and-comers into superstars. Here, we highlight a mega-talent from each year, with recipes that prove deliciousness is timeless. Produced by Kate Heddings. Profiles by Pamela Kaufman with Kate Krader.
Atlanta chef Linton Hopkins (at home with his family, photo) is the ultimate Slow Food chef—albeit one who cooks heritage-breed pork with an immersion circulator. So committed is he to Southern tradition and local growers that he helped found the Peachtree Road Farmers Market down the road from his flagship, Restaurant Eugene. His Slow Food principles are very much in evidence at his H&F Bread bakery, H&F Bottle Shop and Holeman & Finch Public House gastropub. The last is famous for its burger, freshly ground from locally sourced beef and available to just 24 customers a night—and now also to Braves fans at Turner Field, thanks to a brand-new concession stand.