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Redefining Modern American Cuisine with Chef Aaron Cuschieri

Chef Aaron Cuschieri is a midwest “fried chicken, mashed potatoes, and peas” American, he says, who grew up in Detroit and has lived in Chicago for the past eight years. His culinary career has included fine-dining establishments, as well as experience working with cultural cuisine all-stars like acclaimed Japanese chef Takashi Yagihashi of Tabo Sushi in Chicago and Slurping Turtle in Chicago and Ann Arbor, Michigan.

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Raqui Minwell

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.

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Heartwork Hill

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.

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.