General Discussion

Who Influenced You Most?


Live your best food life.

Sign up to discover your next favorite restaurant, recipe, or cookbook in the largest community of knowledgeable food enthusiasts.
Sign Up For Free
General Discussion 71

Who Influenced You Most?

FrankD | Aug 31, 2009 03:16 AM

When I first started watching food shows, it was "The Galloping Gourmet" and "Wok with Yan". But, as I grew older, I stumbled on the writings of MFK Fisher, which opened up a whole new world of culinary ideas and concepts. I never had (thank the Lord) to resort to her "sludge", but I did partake vicariously in her many wonderful moments. With this summer's homage to Julia Child (every bit of deserved, IMHO), I wondered: who, among all the TV, book, magazine, etc. chefs influenced you the most?

I'll start by throwing in my number 3 and 4: Jeff Smith ("Frugal Gourmet") and James Barber (aka "Urban Peasant") . They taught me how to use under-appreciated and value priced ingredients to create great meals.

Martha Stewart? Meh...

Want to stay up to date with this post?

Recommended From Chowhound