Lachlan Mackinnon-Patterson Will Not Be Ordering The Eel Tonight

Lachlan Mackinnon-Patterson Will Not Be Ordering The Eel Tonight

  “I was so scared of snakes, and we had to kill eel at culinary school, in France. I don’t think I’d ever even seen an eel, and I had no idea what I was in for. And I was like, ‘I can’t do this.’ And you know how they do it, right? You nail...
Gavin Kaysen at the Crossroads: The Journey That Started at Subway

Gavin Kaysen at the Crossroads: The Journey That Started at Subway

Gavin Kaysen is taking a risk. In his current position as Executive Chef at Café Boulud, he has it all: a great job in a highly regarded restaurant, a solid place in the Daniel Boulud family, and all prestige and opportunities such a position brings with it. He’s a...
Clio Goodman’s Secret Past

Clio Goodman’s Secret Past

“I was a really fat kid, really fat. I was also a really mean kid. I got kicked out of the Girl Scouts for punching out one of the girls. It was her fault! She insulted me. “When I was little, I was diagnosed with epilepsy. I had seizures throughout my...
Julian Plyter, the Village Baker of the Lower East Side

Julian Plyter, the Village Baker of the Lower East Side

Julian Plyter is a challenge to professionally define: he’s a pastry chef, a voracious reader, a writer, a musician, an avid baker, and an entrepreneur. He and his business partner, Kareem Hamady, started Melt in the summer of 2010, renting kitchen space where...
Popcorn and Piano: Julian Plyter’s Deep Dark Secrets

Popcorn and Piano: Julian Plyter’s Deep Dark Secrets

“I’m very very open-handed, I’m trying to think if I have a secret. I’m sure I do somewhere. “I think I have intense performance anxiety, because I have a recurring nightmare that I am about to play piano – this goes back to my old life – for a crowd of people, and...

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