Best New Chef 2009: Nate Appleman
Best New Chef 2009: Nate Appleman

Nate Appleman

Why he won Because at his two Bay Area restaurants he uses exceptional ingredients—especially house-butchered meat—for his marvelous Italian menus. Born 1979 Raised Greenville, OH Education The Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park, NY. Experience Brasa, Seattle; Ristorante Dulcamara, Florence, Italy; Campton Place, San Francisco. Career turning point “Most of my training had been French. But at Brasa, I discovered a new way of cooking: wood grilling, wood-oven roasting.” Favorite kitchen tool A calculator. “We use whole animals, so if I make sausages, I need to adapt proportions.” Won Best New Chef at: A16 and SPQR, San Francisco, CA
After a morning workout, Chef Nate Appleman often makes this smoothie, which gets a dose of protein from almond butter. Great Healthy Snacks
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Smoky Glazed Asparagus
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Chef Nate Appleman of A16 and SPQR restaurants in San Francisco swears by coating vegetables with a mayonnaise-based marinade; it creates a beautifully blistered crust when grilled. Here he offers a marinade for asparagus that is also fabulous on broccoli and fennel.Plus: 20 Smart Tips for Everyday Grilling More Asparagus Recipes
Pinzimonio with Tonnato Sauce
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Pinzimonio is a supersimple Italian dish of raw vegetables served with seasoned olive oil for dipping. In his clever variation, Nate Appleman replaces the olive oil with tonnato, a creamy sauce made with tuna and lemon. More Quick Appetizers
Chef Nate Appleman of A16 and SPQR restaurants in San Francisco swears by coating vegetables with a mayonnaise-based marinade; it creates a beautifully blistered crust when grilled. Here he offers a marinade for asparagus that is also fabulous on broccoli and fennel.Plus: 20 Smart Tips for Everyday Grilling More Asparagus Recipes