F&W's 35th Anniversary: The Legends

F&W is proud of the extraordinary, epoch-defining cooks who’ve contributed to our pages over the past 35 years. Here, our editors describe their encounters with greatness and share the lessons and recipes that have amazed them the most.

Editor's Letter March 2013 As we celebrate the magazine’s 35th anniversary with this issue, I realize that I’ve been the editor for more than half its entire life! I’ve had some truly extraordinary experiences and look forward to many more. Here are a few of my favorites.
Yardbird: Hong Kong's Yakitori Visionaries

Yardbird in Hong Kong is ingredient-obsessed (it’s all about chicken), democratic (it doesn’t take reservations) and design-centric (it celebrates skateboard art). And chefs around the world are paying attention. Writer Brook Larmer explains how this little restaurant epitomizes the dining scene of 2013.

Robert Parker on the Past, Present and Future of Wine Robert M. Parker, Jr., started his influential wine newsletter, The Wine Advocate, in 1978, the same year F&W debuted. Parker has contributed to F&W for decades, filing reports on his beloved Bordeaux and Napa Valley and expounding on new producers, up-and-coming regions, wine trends, prices and much more. Here, he checks in with F&W’s Ray Isle about his past predictions and pronouncements and tells where he got things right—and wrong.