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The Chef Takeover

"I need to have on me all the time."

The spoon obsession

November 10th, 2011

"I need to have on me all the time."

  • Chef Takeover

    An RM Seafood cocktail inspired by a Frankie Moreno tune.

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    "You don’t crave healthy things. You crave things that are devious ..."

  • Chef Takeover

    Rick Giffen wishes he'd come up with Blue Ribbon's decadent fried rice.

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    Before he cooks, Hubert Keller draws his dishes.

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    When you think you're done, you're definitely not.

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    Lotus of Siam chef Saipin Chutima talks all kinds of delicious.

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    'You know you’re in the same industry sometimes, but the thought, the execution ...'

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    Running a mobile restaurant has its downsides.

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    KoMex's Sonny Yi makes dishes he wants to eat.

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    Where the chefs go to stock up on the classics.

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    After work sometimes you just need a dark corner and a strong drink.

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    'You need to have an ongoing discussion with your customers.'

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    The first food Guy Savoy fell in love with was the artichoke.

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    What the chef of Settebello likes out of the oven.

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    Sear those flavors in.

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    'We never stop experimenting and trying new things, and we let the market dictate what we’ll do.'

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    When Luciano Pellegrini cooks at home, he follows his wife's directions.

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    The homeless are just added ambiance.

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    Home meets farm for pastry chef Doug Taylor.

  • Nightlife

    Welcome to your party checklist. From beach clubs to beats, we've got everything you need for five days of MDW fun, aka Biggest Weekend Ever.

  • Sports

    The constant clacking of shuffling poker chips officially overtakes the Rio convention center for the next 50 days this afternoon. The 46th annual World Series ...

  • Nightlife

    Four alternatives to this weekend's big nightlife parties.

  • Music

    The Philharmonic is reaching out to untapped ears: “I want to break down all of these walls. I want them to feel they can go ...

  • As We See It

    Cates isn't thinking too much about strategy going into Last Cowboy Standing. He’s focused on having a good time and making the best of the ...

  • Dining News

    Also, small plates make the menu at Andre's and move from Lago to Hyde.

  • Music

    Playing their most successful album in full, the headliners put forth one of the best sets I've seen this year.

  • Reviews

    From shortrib-stuffed cannelloni to branzino livornese, everything sounds good on Julian Serrano's massive menu of Italian treasures.

  • A&E

    "Their preservation and activation is vital to downtown's revitalization."

  • Dining

    The small but scrumptious food menu is complemented by a vast assortment of drinks like frappuccinos and fruit-ades.

  • Dining News

    Plus: A Korean cooking class at Roy's and a St. Jude's fundraiser at Ra Sushi.

  • As We See It

    The Last Cowboy Standing competition is complemented with three days of country music and slices of Western life.

  • Arts & EntertainmentCultureFeatured

    As more women enter the "boys club" of tattooing, they're proving to be just as badass as their male counterparts—if not better.

  • The Sunday

    Leading up to Memorial Day and Veterans Day, Marianne Schwartz and George Barnett station themselves at local grocery stores to hand out poppies in honor ...

  • As We See It

    Whenever Downtown started getting cool again is when the El Cortez started strategizing.

  • As We See It

    The artist has already conducted more than 1,000 self-weddings in Brooklyn, New Orleans and even at Burning Man.

  • A&E

    “We’re still chipping away, like Michelangelo chipped away at David."

  • A&E

    Ross is no slouch, but Attell, one of the most respected comics’ comics in the game, was on a different level.

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