They labor in the kitchen day in, day out for the sake of keeping the rest of us well fed, and their love for food carries over into their holiday gift-giving, as well. We asked four Southern chefs what they’re giving for Christmas, and here’s what they told us. Megan Williams, Etch Restaurant Williams keeps Nashville sweet, so it’s no […]
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It’s a big day for chef Sean Brock of McCrady’s and Husk in Charleston. Today he got word that he’s one of five nominees nationwide for the prestigious James Beard Foundation Award for Outstanding Chef. And he’s the only Southern chef in this elite group (which includes his bro-friend David Chang of the NYC Momofuku empire). We chatted with him shortly […]
Birmingham’s Frank Stitt is an American treasure. On Saturday night, his friends (who happen to be some of the South’s best chefs) gathered to honor him at the Charleston Wine + Food Festival‘s “A Tribute to Frank Stitt.” Each chef cooked a dish to honor Frank, and each dish showcased Frank’s passion for regional ingredients, his respect for technique, and his […]
When Atlanta star Ford Fry (the chef and owner of No. 246 and The Optimist and Oyster Bar at The Optimist restaurants), asked E.J. Hodgkinson to step into the role of executive chef at JCT. Kitchen & Bar, the popular Southern farmstead-style restaurant that opened last year, the young cook didn’t think twice.
In just over 18 months, Asheville’s tapas restaurant, Cúrate, has become the hottest ticket in town, and its Executive Chef and co-owner, Katie Button, a blazing culinary superstar. She shared one of her favorite, easy, late-night meals, eggs fried in deep olive oil, served over sautéed baby kale and spinach, in our just-published January 2013 issue.
You just know that they had a lot of fun back in the day. Well before Jimmy Buffet penned “Margaritaville” about Key West, James Beard-Award winning chef Norman Van Aken had already fallen head over heels for the island’s raffish charm.