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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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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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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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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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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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RESTAURANT TO WATCH – BEAST, LONDON

TO LOVE OR TO HATE?

The Evening Standard says it is a “challenge“, for GQ it is a “riot“, and the Guardian even calls it a “deeply silly and ruinously pricey steak and crab joint“. But bad press is better than no press, right? And anyways, London is already bursting with fine-dining restaurants, so making some noise (in what form ever) surely is an appropriate marketing tactic…

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SPOTLIGHT ON – DOMINIQUE ANSEL, CHEF

SWEET TREATS

Never has the word “foodporn” found a better appropriation than to describe New York-based star chef Dominique Ansel’s creations. In 2013 he has caused quite a stir with the invention of the Cronut™, a croissant and doughnut hybrid that has claimed international fame and even made it to the Late Night show with Jimmy Fellon…

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