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Chef Leah Chase Talks About Her 70+ Year Career

Known as the “Queen of Creole Cuisine,” Leah Chase has fed Quincy Jones, Jesse Jackson, Duke Ellington, Thurgood Marshall, James Baldwin, Ray Charles, Presidents George W. Bush and Barack Obama and countless others as Executive Chef of Dooky Chase’s Restaurant.

Chef Michael Chernow on Food, Fitness, and Being a Father

Chef Michael Chernow on Food, Fitness, and Being a Father

Chef Michael Chernow is a great example of the evolving face of the hospitality industry. As a passionate restauranteur, a committed father and husband and a dedicated Fitness advocate, it easy to consider him somewhat of a modern day Renaissance man.

New York Chefs Celebrate Japan

New York Chefs Celebrate Japan

On Wednesday October 10th I volunteered to take photos for the New York Chefs Celebrate Japan benefit event for the Gohan Society. It was a teriific event. Lots of Japanese food especially Sushi. Shin Takagii from Japan & Michael Anthony from Gramercy Tavern were honored.

Battman’s Photography Tour 2018

Battman’s Photography Tour 2018

It’s been 4 months since the Great Gathering of Chefs. It’s hard to believe it was that long ago, and I should have been halfway finished with the book for next year's Great Gathering and also for the new Toques in Black book. There are a total of 275 chefs that I...

Making of the Street Eats Cookbook

Making of the Street Eats Cookbook

My book, Street Eats, was probably the most interesting book that I’ve produced for the Great Gathering of Chefs.  Almost 200 chefs doing their take on street food, so what better place to take the photos than in the street?  The photo of me lying in the street was...

Chef Suzanne Cupps Talks Mentors and Management

Chef Suzanne Cupps Talks Mentors and Management

The winds of change blew through the mass of curls on my head as I trotted up the couple of stairs that lead to the glass front doors of the Whitney Museum of American Art. I bought a ticket and roamed around three different floors, each more artsy than the last. I...

Top 10 Deep Dark Secrets

Top 10 Deep Dark Secrets

Everyone has a secret and chefs are no exception. Here is the first list of 10 French Master Chefs spilling their guts out for us. 1- Married the same women three times in two years. -BRUNO LOPEZ- 2- I love gummy bears, jelly beans and all chewy junk. -DANIEL BOULUD-...

Battman, Bachour, the Bowery, and Baoburg

Battman, Bachour, the Bowery, and Baoburg

I spent two weeks in Cancun working with Antonio Bachour on a new book in partnership with Palace Resorts. It was such a culture shock watching the Mexican workers. They are extremely hard working, very fast and seemingly always smiling – all for $4.00 a day. They couldn’t believe that my rent is $160.00 a day. The commissary was constantly being cleaned and a lot of hand work.

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Wed 13

Canstruction New York

November 7 - November 21
Wed 13

9th Annual Cider Week NYC

November 8 - November 17
Fri 15

2019 James Beard Foundation Gala

November 15 @ 6:30 pm
Fri 15

11th Annual Fish & Sips

November 15 @ 7:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Fri 15

European Dessert Tasting

November 15 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm

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