These 40 up-and-comersall 40 years old or youngerare changing the way Americans eat and drink, from a vodka distiller who rewrote Nebraska's Prohibition-era laws to a White House chef who's fiercely fighting to improve school-lunch programs.
Matt Timms: Contest Impresario
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In founding Chili Takedown competitions, Matt Timms, 36, has created a new way for amateur cooks to become part of a food communitythrough raucous events that are part Pillsbury Bake-Off, part WWE match. Contestants compete in categories like "best lamb" or "best grits"all for the old-fashioned glory of winning before a crowd of their peers.
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