Jonathan Waxman is the chef and owner of the beloved bistro Barbuto in the West Village. Surrounded by the art of food growing up in Berkeley, with grandparents who owned a farm in Sonoma, Waxman went on to study cooking first in San Francisco and then in Paris. After mastering the fundamentals of classic French cooking, Waxman returned to California, gaining experience at Chez Panisse and Michael’s. Ready to find his own place in the culinary world, Waxman moved to his parents’ hometown of New York, NY, and went on to open his first restaurant, Jams, which was described by the New York Times’ Florence Fabricant as a “culinary comet”.
Aarón Sánchez is the co-star of Food Network’s hit series, Chopped, as well as the star of FOX Life’s #1 rated series Aarón Loves NY and their new travel-food series MOTOCHEFS. Aarón is the chef/owner of Mestizo, located in Leawood, Kansas. He is also the culinary visionary behind Crossroads at House of Blues nationwide. The son of celebrated Mexican cooking authority Zarela Martinez, Aarón’s passion, commitment and skills have placed him among the country’s leading contemporary Latin chefs. Read More
For Kris Yenbamroong, following in the family business was easy. Convincing his parents of his restaurant concept was not.
The 31-year-old chef grew up helping out at Talésai, the restaurant his parents have owned and operated on L.A.’s Sunset Boulevard for the last 20 years. Proving the apple doesn’t fall far from the tree, Kris’s father, Vilai, started the restaurant because he felt his mother made the best Thai food he had ever tasted. Which is pretty much how Kris decided to start Night+Market, located through a set of velvet curtains at the back of Talésai. Read More
Self-described as “One part Southern soul, one part Asian spice, and one part New York attitude,” Chef Edward Lee moved to Louisville, KY from his Brooklyn home in 2002 and set up shop at 610 Magnolia. Using local ingredients and putting his training in NYC kitchens to task at 610 Magnolia, Milkwood (a homey speakeasy), and The Wine Studio (his dining room and cooking class venue), Ed Lee gained national recognition on the ninth season of “Top Chef” filmed in Texas. Considered one of the nicest chefs around by his peers, we look forward to seeing just how nice this Bourbon-loving, culinary darling throws down on The Taste, where he appears as the teams’ first guest mentor tonight, January 9th at 8pm EST on ABC.
Anthony, Nigella, and Ludo are all veterans of The Taste, but if you’re just tuning in, here’s a recap of Marcus’s fellow mentors!
When Ellen Bennett started out in the culinary industry, her intention was to work her way through the kitchen. Learning to tourne carrots and perfect sauces were part of her plan, but little did she know that she would soon be sitting atop a burgeoning business that counts chefs David Chang, Jonathan Waxman, Vinny Dotolo, April Bloomfield, Tyler Florence, and Marcus as some of her biggest fans. And that’s just a start of the names that adore the 25-year-old’s Hedley & Bennett Apron collection. Read More
Beer brewers no longer feel the pressure to be coerced by rules, location, or even brewery walls. In a world were business can be conducted through smart phones anywhere in the world, a new band of brewers, coined gypsy or nomad brewers, can make beer anywhere they please without having to worry about owning an entire brewery. Here’s how it works: brewers rent a space for a day or two, make their own creations, then market it to the public. These one off specialty suds set themselves apart from more traditionally brewed beers because the people that concoct these beverages have a deep passion for what they do, and love formulating unique recipes that stand apart from the rest.
Whether it’s finding the best goat tacos in LA, spotting a well-worn vintage bag in Sweden, or interviewing the “crab man” selling seafood on a corner in Harlem, we tell stories seen from Chef Marcus Samuelsson‘s point of view. MarcusSamuelsson.com strives to create conversations about food, nutrition, culture, art, and design. We want to find Read More