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Top Ten List: Cooking Shows

Cookwork's Perspective Television has been a source of inspiration for many occupations. Cooking shows have...

25 things chefs never tell you

Do restaurants recycle the bread basket? Are most of us bad tippers? Food Network Magazine...

A look at the Unhealthy!

Cookwork's Perspective As the new year brings new challenges, chefs will look more closely at...

Celebrity Chef facing His Own Hell!

Give Us Your Perspective For many chefs, the idea of "family" is engrained in your...

Home Kitchens for Celebrity Chefs

Cookwork's Perspective Do you remember a recent poll that asked working chefs what they cooked...

Stress Free Chef

Cookwork's Perspective Long hours of work + insanely busy kitchen + limited time to rest...

Shoes That Matter

Cookwork Perspective: Many chefs ignore the importance of wearing the right kind of shoes but...

Kitchen Fashion

Cookwork Perspective: From toque to non-toque, from shirt to coats. Kitchen fashion has never been...

Reality Bites: A Snowballs Chance in Hell!

Cookwork's Perspective If something seems too good to be true, well…then it probably is a...

New Fabrics Help Keep Chefs Cool

Cookwork's Perspective   Being a successful chef requires culinary skill, creativity, time management and the...



Chef Nicolette Foster, Part Two: Missing barbecue & baklava for breakfast

Cookwork Perspective: Find out more about Nicolette Foster, an up and coming pastry chef currently working in Kansas City.

Chef Nicolette Foster, Part Two: Missing barbecue & baklava for breakfast

Most young chefs are just hoping for a station they can call their own. At just 25 years old, Nicolette Foster is the pastry chef for Michael Smith and Extra Virgin. Aspiring cooks would be wise to follow her example.

Yesterday, she talked about her...



Q & A with Hedy Goldsmith of Michael’s Genuine Food & Drink

Cookwork Perspective: Find out what inspires James Beard Award winning pastry chef Hedy Goldsmith. See how bold flavors work in desserts.

Q & A with Hedy Goldsmith of Michael’s Genuine Food & Drink

At the Miami hotspot Michael’s Genuine Food & Drink, pastry chef Hedy Goldsmith’s whimsical yet sophisticated treats have earned an ardent following. We called up the Outstanding Pastry Chef award nominee to learn about her debut cookbook, the unexpected star of her...



Grilled For A Minute: John Besh

Cookwork Perspective: John Best started his career in his native Louisiana and now has 9 restaurants to his name.

Grilled For A Minute: John Besh

John Besh is a chef and native son dedicated to the culinary riches of Southern Louisiana. At each of his nine restaurants (August, Besh Steak, Lüke, Lüke San Antonio, La Provence, American Sector, Soda Shop, Domenica, and Borgne), he celebrates the bounty and traditions of the region. He opened his...


North Pond Café Chef Bruce Sherman

Cookwork Perspective: Find out more about this year's Best Chef of the Midwest at his restaurant's website. Click on Team to learn more about him and his staff.

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James Beard Award Winners 2012

Cookwork Perspective: The James Beard Awards are the closest thing to the culinary Oscars in the United States. Did the winners surprise you? What award do you aspire to win?

2012 James Beard Awards: The Big Winners

NEW YORK — Compost, "crack" and something called cereal milk – unlikely ingredients that have propelled Christina Tosi to the head of her culinary class.

The protege and dessert maven of uber chef-of-the-moment David Chang was named rising...



Who's Rocking To The Music? That's The Chef.

Cookwork Perspective: Music can keep a kitchen in sync. See how it inspires some New York chefs.

Who’s Rocking to the Music? That’s the Chef

THINGS can get frantic at Recette. It’s one of those tiny West Village spots where the kitchen and the dining room rub up against each other like passengers in a packed subway car. But even in the pandemonium of a dinner rush, even with orders and questions pouring in from...



Hubert Keller's Top 10 Obsessions

Cookwork Perspective: See what top chef Hubert Keller is obsessing about. Let us know what you're doing and what's caught your attention this year.

Top Chef Top 10: Hubert Keller

He's a Top Chef MVP: a judge on Top Chef and Just Desserts and a Masters contestant. The owner of Fleur de Lys in San Francisco and Las Vegas is also a DJ and a Lady Gaga fan. He tells F&W's Kate Krader about 10...



Grilled For A Minute: Scott Conant

Cookwork Perspective: We'll be featuring articles on a variety of chefs over the next few months. Have one you think we should feature? Just let us know.


Born and raised in Waterbury, Connecticut, Scott Conant began taking cooking classes at age 11 and graduated from the CIA in 1992. After 15 years in top New York restaurants including San Domenico, Il Toscanaccio, L’Impero and Alto, he opened Scarpetta, the...



Best New Chefs 2012

Cookwork Perspective: Food & wine magazine has named its Best New Chefs for 2012. See the path that has led each of them to this honor.

Erik Anderson and Josh Habiger

Exciting, approachable cooking with a Southern accent. Says Anderson, “If you get gorgeous grass-fed meat and destroy it, what good is farm-to-table?”

Danny Grant

Crafting subtle and sophisticated flavor combinations. “Some people get so hung up on the way things look,...



Celebrity Chef Turned Entrepreneur

Cookwork Perspective: To many, goal setting is the absolute first step in achieving business success. Entrepreneur and celebrity chef Susan Feniger has some insights on how to achieve your goals. Read below for more details.

10 Insights from Entrepreneur and Celebrity Chef Susan Feniger

After reimagining Mexican cuisine with her Border Grill restaurants in Southern California and Las Vegas and competing on Bravo's Top Chef Masters, chef Susan Feniger says she's always thinking of new...


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