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Best New Chefs 2010: Inspirations

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Matt Lightner

Best New Chef 2010: Matt Lightner, Castagna, Portland, Oregon.

Whose menus he checks out: Paul Liebrandt at Corton in NYC; Rene Redzepi at Noma in Copenhagen ("I wish he'd start a blog,"); Daniel Patterson at Coi in San Francisco.

Plus: Paul Liebrandt's Beet-and-Red Sorrel Salad with Pistachio (left)

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