FOOD & TRAVEL

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CHEF TO WATCH – NICK ERVEN

NO ANIMALS WERE HARMED!

It is difficult enough to become one of the best cooks in the country. But how to create umami bombs with veggies only? Despite his rough looks (yes, we mean tattoos), LA-based chef Nick Erven is a refined food philosopher, who brings his own sentimentality to the plate “I try and draw upon my own nostalgia whether it be childhood, or something else. Make something that is familiar but new to the guest. I also try and look for the different cultural connections within food. I like to find the common themes in different types of cuisines and try and make something new with them“.

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FOODIE TO WATCH – MARITA KARLSON

HOW TO FRESHLY SQUEEZE IT!

She is living the dream – at least ours. The former model Marita Karlson, a Swedish-born but LA-based mother of one, is constantly on the hunt for the next healthy ingredient (preferably for one of her amazing juices and smoothies). She knows LA’s farmers markets, restaurants and foodie secrets like the back of her hand and is the authority when it comes to “living as healthy as you can”.

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PLACE TO WATCH – AU FUDGE, LA

TURN OFF YOUR TECH AND GET DIRTY

That’s what Au Fudge owners (among them Jessica Biel) promise children and parents alike – and it is a wonderful idea! We have met the founders of LA’s latest restaurant addition – a creative space for children and their parents.

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FOODIE TO WATCH – LEIGH ANN CHATAGNIER

IT’S TIME TO INVITE YOUR FRIENDS!

Leigh Ann Chatagnier discovered her passion for food when moving with her husband to Texas. Being without a job, living outside the city with nothing to do, she decided to focus on what she loved most – cooking. 

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CHEF TO WATCH – CHLOE COSCARELLI

FOREVER MEATLESS

She loves animals, cupcakes and all things vegan. Meet Chloe Coscarelli, a New York-based author and restaurateur, who was the first vegan chef ever to win Food network’s series “Cupcake Wars”. Read all about her vegan cookbook empire (get those tips on how to improve your cooking skills!), her new restaurant by CHLOE., and find out how she keeps that perfect body (oh, and make sure to get her top 5 tips on how to impress guests at home too)…

 

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FOODIE TO WATCH – CLAUDIA FICCA

BETWEEN KITCHEN AND SET

On our quest to find the best foodies to watch, we recently came across the most breath-taking (and mouth-watering) food images – incredibly lifelike, rich in color and oh so luscious, you just want to dig in. Meet New-York based food stylist Claudia Ficca, enjoy her hyper-real portfolio (yes, it reminds us a bit of LaChapelle), and read all about her life on set (from cooking to picking through at least 100 strawberries to find the perfect one)…

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SPOTLIGHT ON – ALAN YAU, RESTAURATEUR

THE FOOD PHILOSOPHER

Most probably you already are a follower of the Yau-ism and have dined in one of his restaurants. But do you know anything about the person who is behind iconic places such as Wagamama or Hakkasan? Do you know how this entrepreneur’s playlist looks like? In which cities he feels home the most? What his favorite dish is or how he stays fit, healthy and sane? We have met an outstanding personality to talk about food, the key to health and happiness and learned when it is OK to say ‘fuck you‘. Spotlight on the one who taught us how to slurp noodles: Alan Yau, Officer of the Order of the British Empire…

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FOODIE TO WATCH – KARI YOUNG

HUNGRY EYES

Let us be honest. Do we really want to see another brown avocado squashed on white toast? While food pictures are taking over our Instagram feeds, sadly enough their look & feel goes down the drain. We thought it is time to pick the brains of some outstanding foodies and gather as many insider tips & tricks as possible. Today, we have met Kari Young, who has styled food for GQ, the feedfeed or Bon Appetit and talked about her love for food, what it takes to style it, and how to trick the egg…

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RESTAURANT TO WATCH – AU CHEVAL, CHICAGO

MOUTH-WATERING

Chicago’s fanciest burger joint and late-night hot spot “Au Cheval” belongs to Brendan Sodikoff’s restaurant empire. The 35-year old “It-Guy” restaurateur from Chicago opened his first restaurant, “Gilt Bar”, which he literally built up himself with the help of friends, five years ago and has been unstoppable ever since…

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RESTAURANT TO WATCH – FANY GERSON’S DOUGH, NY

A MODERN TAKE ON THE CLASSIC  

Just four years ago, Mexican pastry chef and cookbook author Fany Gerson was selling her doughnuts at the Brooklyn Flea market. Today, she just opened her third shop, this time a spacious 1,600 square foot flagship location in the Flatiron District. Fany Gerson went from zero to hero within no time…

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