By Food & Wine
December 07, 2011


 Traci Des Jardins

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Traci Des Jardins

Today at 2 p.m. ET on Food & Wine's Facebook "wall," Top Chef Masters alum and F&W Best New Chef 1995 Traci Des Jardins will answer questions live as part of our Kitchen Insider chat series. Raised on a California farm, Des Jardins highlights locally grown food at her restaurants, anchored by San Francisco’s famed Jardinière. Her version of comfort food features a few great ingredients: Juicy Pan-Roasted Chicken with Polenta Cakes.


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