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Young Chef Aspires to Follow in His Father’s Footsteps

Behind every confident child are parents who believed in them first. (Video courtesy of Chef Abdullah Apuhan) …


James Beard Award-Winning Chef Chris Hastings on the Loving Family That’s Got His Back

Chris Hastings is comfortable in his own skin. Trim with short hair and glasses, he tucks his shirt in and speaks with the authority of someone on a mission—one of providing mouth-watering cuisine to his customers and fans. Hastings has been around the culinary block a few times. In 2012, he beat Food Network star-chef…


The ‘Green-Thumb Chef’: Niven Patel Takes ‘Farm-to-Table’ Into His Own Hands

A cook sliced into an heirloom tomato and threw half of it in the trash. It was a thoughtless act committed routinely in kitchens around the country—but chef Niven Patel saw it as an opportunity to teach his team about the effort required to grow and harvest ingredients. “Do you know how long it took…


Expat Hong Kong Chef Opens Restaurant in the UK, Encourages Hongkongers to Be Positive

While the economic outlook in Hong Kong is not too bright right now, loads of job opportunities with good work-life balance can be found in Britain, according to a chef who moved there from Hong Kong.    Habibie Wong has opened a restaurant “Pan.dora Meal Box” which has started to make its name in Manchester….


Acclaimed Chef Steve McHugh on Overcoming Life’s Challenges to Find the True Spirit of Cooking

Five-time James Beard Foundation Award finalist Steve McHugh is nothing short of an acclaimed chef. The owner of the highly respected, game-changing restaurant Cured and the restaurant Landrace, which opened last year, says he really “stumbled right into” becoming a chef. Though McHugh’s introduction to food may have been a happy accident, over the course…


Julia Child: The Culinary Genius Who Made French Cuisine a Hit in America

After spending more than five years in Paris, Julia Child went to the south of France in 1953, where her husband, Paul, was assigned duty as a cultural officer at the sleepy American consulate in Marseille. The port city was a “labyrinth,” a city of “hot noise,” Child reflected years later. A short, hard-to-endure interval…


Friends Craft Playable Flute Made Entirely Out of Chocolate and It Sounds Amazing

In an unlikely alliance, a pastry chef and a flutist have combined their skills for an incredible feat of engineering, and a tasty treat, to boot: a playable chocolate flute. Indian chef Vinesh Johny called his friend Los Angeles-born flutist Parth Chandiramani when inspiration struck him ahead of World Chocolate Day. “He called me and…


Blind Chef Opens Cafe After Losing His Vision to Cancer and Being Forced to Quit His Job

An Australian chef who became blind from cancer has made his dream a reality by opening a cafe that is accessible to everyone including individuals with a disability, proving that there is nothing one cannot achieve when one sets their mind to it. Craig Shanahan, 29, from Sydney, took a year to finally open the…