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Study Soul Food at Ida B’s Table

For Chef David Thomas, food and family are inextricable. Growing up in suburban Maryland, he and his parents would decamp to his grandmother’s farm every weekend, a 13-acre spread in nearby Howard County, complete with chickens and pear trees.

The Pioneer of Peruvian Cuisine

Pollo a la brasa. Ceviche. Lomo saltado. Pisco sours. The Peruvian fare trending these days has long been the hallmarks of Chef Emmanuel Piqueras’ culinary palate.In fact, Piqueras is one of America’s pioneers of Peruvian food.

The St. Regis Aspen Resort Names Laurent Pillard Resort Executive Chef

The St. Regis Aspen Resort introduced its new Resort Executive Chef, Laurent Pillard, who will oversee the property’s culinary teams at Velvet Buck, the resort’s signature restaurant with a focus on modern mountain cuisine; Mountain Social Bar & Lounge; Splash Pool Lounge; in-room dining; and catering.

Logan Guleff Wins Best in World Gourmand Award for Cookbook

Logan Guleff, 15, won the prestigious Best in World Gourmand Award for his first cookbook. He is the youngest in the world to hold such an honor. Logan received the award in a ceremony in Yantai, China and shared his thoughts on the epic journey from prodigy chef to award winning author.

Eric Ripert on Being Kind in the Kitchen

At 16, Eric Ripert walked into his first professional kitchen. Within minutes he watched the chef take a pile of platters and throw them at a maître d’, knocking him down, before storming out. “What the hell is this place?” Ripert remembers thinking.

Chef and TV Host Anthony Bourdain Dead at 61

Chef, author, and TV personality Anthony Bourdain was found dead in a France hotel room Friday morning. CNN, the network Bourdain starred with his award-winning series “Parts Unknown,” confirmed the cause of death as suicide.

Peruvian Chef Gastón Acurio Earns Two International Awards

Internationally acclaimed Peruvian chef, restaurateur, activist, and philanthropist, Gastón Acurio, recognized as “the chef who brought Peruvian cuisine to the world,” will be honored with two prestigious awards this month: the Diners Club Lifetime Achievement Award, presented by The World’s 50 Best Restaurants awards and the international Eckart Witzigmann Award (ECKART) for “Innovation” with his wife, Astrid Gutsche.

Change the World Like Massimo Bottura

Most Americans know and love the Italian chef Massimo Bottura from his episode of the Netflix original series Chef’s Table. Boturra’s genuine love and passion for the power of food to change the world shines through in the episode and in person.

Unilever Food Solutions Launches 'FairKitchens' Movement to Fight for Chef Well-Being

A movement aimed at creating ‘FairKitchens’ by driving change in the restaurant industry has been launched by Unilever Food Solutions. Through partnering with chefs across the industry such as Michael Gulotta and Kat Kinsman, founder of the Chefs with Issues forum, the ‘FairKitchens’ movement seeks to stamp out the abusive and destructive culture of the past through solutions created by chefs, for chefs.