San Francisco chowhound here. I'm coming to Philly for the Phish show in Camden on Tuesday and am looking for a good spot to get some food after the show. I'm a fan of Nodding Head, but would like some more options.
The kitchen has its own language, forged equally from hot pans and sharp things coming around corners, and tight spaces shared for hours on end. In this brand new series, we devote time to the words and phrases chefs hold near and dear to their sweaty, stressed out, crass little hearts. Today's deep-dive: SHOEMAKER.
In the latest episode of Roots, Jason Stratton tells how he went from studying avant-garde poetry in Spain to becoming the award-winning chef of Seattle's Spinasse, Artusi, and Aragona. Roots takes a deep biographical look into the world's most influential chefs to reveal their inspirations, Ancestry.com style except not really. **UPDATE: Stratton recently announced his departure from his killer restaurants, citing a need for a sabbatical out in the great wide world. Dude is gonna read some books and nod thoughtfully at art like whoa.
Started From - Umber Ahmad
Former investor banker Umber Ahmad recounts her road from Wall Street to running a bakery in the East Village.