Upended by the Pandemic, Haute Chefs Move Into Hotels

Hotels not necessarily known for fine dining are drawing award-winning chefs seeking opportunities for reinvention.

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Island Residents Protest at the Willows Inn After Workplace Allegations

About 50 people carried signs and shouted ‘shame’ at diners Friday, after a New York Times article chronicled harassment and discrimination claims from former employees.

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The Benefits of Ordering Dinner From Instagram

As restaurants struggled last year, many chefs survived by selling food directly to customers, an age-old practice that is now shaping the future of hospitality.

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She Built a Baltimore Restaurant Empire, but She Still Works the Stove

Cindy Wolf is a rarity — a seasoned chef focused on her flagship and a style of white-linen dining that’s been endangered by the pandemic.

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The Profound Significance of ‘High on the Hog’

A new limited series on Netflix is a nuanced celebration of African Americans and their food. It is also sorely overdue.

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A Good Choice for Diners Who Don’t Need Choices

At Fradei in Fort Greene, Brooklyn, the menu doesn’t appear until it’s no longer being served.

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Rosemary’s Takes Its Italian Specialties to Stuyvesant Town

Bâtard reopens; an all-star roster comes to a Williamsburg, Brooklyn, apartment tower; and more restaurant news.

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Canlis Hires Its First Female Executive Chef

Aisha Ibrahim will lead the kitchen of the celebrated 70-year-old restaurant in Seattle.

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Eleven Madison Park Goes Meatless

The restaurant will no longer serve meat or seafood when it reopens, Daniel Humm, the chef, said. “The current food system is simply not sustainable, in so many ways,” he said.

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Veranda, From George Mendes of Aldea, Opens in SoHo

Reservations open for Daniel Boulud’s Le Pavillon, Manresa at Intersect by Lexus, and more restaurant news.

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At Blaine Wetzel’s Willows Inn, Employees Report Years of Workplace Abuse

Globe-trotting diners flock to the Willows Inn’s serene Northwest setting. But former employees say faked ingredients, sexual harassment and an abusive kitchen are the real story.

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Restaurants Fought for Covid Survival, With Some Tech Helpers

Being “online” in the pandemic, many chefs learned, meant much more than having an Instagram account.

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As Diners Return, Restaurants Face a New Hurdle: Finding Workers

Owners across the country report a shortage in help, as rebounding business forces them to compete for a shrunken pool of applicants.

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A Crawfish Feast Where the South Meets Southeast Asia

Spring is turning into a comeback season at Crawfish & Noodles, a Houston restaurant famed for the Viet-Cajun style that has spread around the country.

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Sona, an Indian Restaurant With Ties to a Star, Opens

Mediterranean in the former Freek’s Mill space, a taproom and brewery from Talea Beer Co., and more restaurant news.

#chefs, #new-york-city, #restaurants, #sona-manhattan-ny-restaurant

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How Small Restaurants Leveraged Their Pain to Win Stimulus Money

The Independent Restaurant Coalition turned tears into cheers, urging owners to share their angst and use that emotion to lobby Congress.

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Why Would Anyone Open a Restaurant in a Pandemic?

Those that did may be better off, their owners say, because they could meet the moment’s restrictions and cravings from the very start.

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Gregory Gourdet Works to Build a Better Restaurant in Portland

Gregory Gourdet has revamped his plans for a Haitian kitchen, after being caught up in a citywide furor over the treatment of restaurant workers.

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Pete Wells’s Odyssey as Restaurant Critic During Pandemic

To capture New York’s food scene in these times, I’ve adapted to many roles. But the essence of my job remains the same: hunting for a good meal.

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Stuck at Home, Pastry Chefs Find Freedom. New Yorkers Find Cookies.

At dozens of microbakeries in apartment kitchens, laid-off chefs are flexing their creativity to meet the city’s demand for cheer and calories.

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At Dhamaka, Indian Village Food Comes to the City

Chintan Pandya follows up his hit Queens restaurant, Adda, with a celebration of rustic Indian cuisine on the Lower East Side.

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Vegan Restaurant ONA Gets Michelin Star in France, a First

“We want to show you can eat differently,” said Claire Vallée, whose restaurant won the star. A growing number of chefs are eschewing France’s traditional, meat-focused cuisine.

#chefs, #france, #michelin-guide, #restaurants, #veganism

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How High-End Restaurants Have Failed Black Female Chefs

Training and advancement as a chef can be hard to find in American fine-dining restaurants, according to Black women who have tried.

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Albert Roux, Chef Who Brought French Cuisine to London, Dies at 85

Mr. Roux and his brother, Michel, opened Le Gavroche in the late 1960s, raising the level of fine dining in the city and offering a training ground for some of the restaurant industry’s future stars.

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We’ve Heard From Screaming Chefs, but What About Their Workers?

A former Momofuku employee’s account of a rage-fueled workplace is an all-too-familiar story. But it raises questions about how we treat restaurant staffs in the Covid era.

#chang-david-chef, #chefs, #momofuku-ko-manhattan-ny-restaurant, #restaurants, #selinger-hannah, #waiters-and-waitresses, #workplace-hazards-and-violations

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The Year of Not Eating Out

When dining is your community, losing restaurants is about more than food.

#chefs, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #mexico, #mexico-city-mexico, #restaurants

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A Deeper, Darker Look at James Beard, Food Oracle and Gay Man

A new biography traces the influence he wielded as a writer and the pain he endured for his sexuality in an unwelcoming world.

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Pandemic Closures Devastate Restaurant Industry’s Middle Class

A sous-chef’s search for job security shows how cooks, managers and servers at upscale dining establishments have been hit hard by the pandemic.

#careers-and-professions, #chefs, #chicago-ill, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #food, #jeff-danaher, #labor-and-jobs, #layoffs-and-job-reductions, #restaurants, #shutdowns-institutional, #unemployment, #united-states

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Reserve a Cookie Box From Some Culinary Darlings

Nina Compton, Alice Waters and Enrique Olvera are among the chefs contributing to the Resy Cookie Box.

#chefs, #cookies, #ovenly-brooklyn-ny-bakery, #resy-network-inc

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From ‘Street Kid’ in India to Top Toronto Chef

After a rugged childhood, Sash Simpson realized his dream last year when he opened a high-end restaurant. Within months, the pandemic struck.

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How the Pandemic Inspired a Kitchen-Share Scene Among Out-of-Work Chefs

“It’s this very cool win, win, win,” said one restaurant owner.

#catering, #chefs, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #kitchens, #new-york-city, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #restaurants

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Silver Apricot Applies a Chinese Lens to Farm-to-Table Cooking

The chef Simone Tong weaves the flavors of her upbringing into modern interpretations of American classics.

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A Man (and Meals) Worth Losing Sleep Over

The cook would arrive after midnight and whip up a Michelin-worthy spread. Which was great, until I could no longer keep my eyes open at work.

#chefs, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #dating-and-relationships, #love-emotion, #restaurants

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This French Onion Tart Is a Straight-Up Classic

The legendary chef André Soltner made it for decades at his Manhattan restaurant Lutèce — and it’s still perfect.

#chefs, #cooking-and-cookbooks, #french-food-cuisine, #onions, #prune-manhattan-ny-restaurant, #soltner-andre

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Capturing the Heat and Crunch of Indonesian Cooking

In “Coconut & Sambal,” the chef Lara Lee leads a culinary expedition through one of the most populous countries in the world.

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For Best Results, Eat This Roti Immediately

In Los Angeles, the chef Rashida Holmes grows her small food business to meet the demand for comforting West Indian food.

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The Fed-Up Chef

Gaggan Anand turned his Indian restaurant in Bangkok into a pilgrimage site for globe-hopping foodies. So why, even before the pandemic hit, was he willing to give it up?

#chefs, #food, #gaggan-anand, #indian-food-cuisine, #restaurants, #worlds-50-best-restaurants

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How to Build a Better Dinner

To be a faster, more creative cook, take a cue from restaurant chefs, J. Kenji López-Alt suggests, and rely on culinary building blocks.

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Paris Chef Commits Suicide After Assault Allegations, Family Says

Taku Sekine, 39, famous for his restaurants, Dersou and Cheval d’or, had faced recent accusations of sexual violence.

#chefs, #dersou-paris-france-restaurant, #france, #sex-crimes, #taku-sekine

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The 14 Best Cookbooks of Fall 2020

Our favorite new books of the season, selected by Food reporters and editors from The New York Times.

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For Simone and Max Rocha, Family Has Always Been a Source of Inspiration

Though they work in different fields — she in fashion, he in food — the siblings share a passion for craft and collaboration.

#chefs, #fashion-and-apparel, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #rocha-simone

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Behind the Cancellation of James Beard Awards, Worries About Chefs’ Behavior and No Black Winners

The decision to put the honors, the Oscars of American restaurants, on hiatus came amid concerns about a lack of diversity and allegations against some nominees.

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No More Winners for the James Beard Awards, for Now

The foundation is suspending its recognition of outstanding chefs and restaurants, citing the toll the pandemic has taken on the industry.

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Chaat Is More Than the Sum of Its Many Flavors

Hard to define but easy to crave, these Indian snacks have become a fascination for the Nashville chef Maneet Chauhan.

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Niven Patel, a Miami Chef, Is Not Giving Up on 2020

A return to indoor dining may be far off, but he just opened a new, Caribbean-inspired restaurant and is moving ahead with plans for others.

#chefs, #coral-gables-fla, #coronavirus-reopenings, #ghee-indian-kitchen-miami-fla-restaurant, #indian-food-cuisine, #mamey-coral-gables-fla-restaurant, #patel-niven-chef, #quarantines, #restaurants

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Daniela Soto-Innes Is One of the Most Exciting Chefs Working Today

At Cosme, Atla and now Elio, she has reimagined both Mexican cuisine and how professional kitchens are run.

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The End of Chefs: Moving Beyond Toxic Kitchen Culture

For decades, the notion of the lone genius in the kitchen has fostered culinary creativity — and restaurants marred by abuse and unfairness. This may be the time for change.

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How to Open a Top-Tier Restaurant in a Pandemic? Rethink Everything

This one, Ever, debuts Tuesday in Chicago with a pricey tasting menu and a world-class chef. But on the road to its opening, lofty visions have met hard reality.

#chefs, #chicago-ill, #coronavirus-risks-and-safety-concerns, #duffy-curtis, #ever-chicago-ill-restaurant, #muser-michael, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #restaurants, #small-business

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When the Bake Sale Goes Global, Millions Are Raised to Fight Injustice

Online sales have become blockbuster events as long-sidelined pastry chefs lead a charge toward activism.

#bakeries-and-baked-products, #black-lives-matter-movement, #black-seed-manhattan-ny-bakery, #chefs, #jones-tangerine, #philanthropy, #planned-parenthood-federation-of-america, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #restaurants, #united-states, #women-and-girls

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By Praising Trump, Goya President Angers His Core Latino Market

Robert Unanue said the country was “blessed” to have the president’s leadership. Now, amid calls for a boycott, the largest Hispanic-owned food company in the U.S. is facing dismay from chefs and home cooks.

#chefs, #columbus-christopher, #cooking-and-cookbooks, #food, #goya-foods-inc, #hispanic-americans, #immigration-and-emigration, #latin-america, #mexico, #minorities, #new-jersey, #pew-research-center, #trump-donald-j, #unanue-robert-i

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