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Why a "Chef" Is Probably "Burnt"; Or May Be Not Yet...

Heinz Beck | Posted 11.16.2015 | New York
Heinz Beck

Honestly, I would never have dreamed of contributing to "Huff Post," when there are so many other topics to choose from, and all of them interesting a...

Astoria Characters: The Guys Who Grow Glass Gardens

Nancy Ruhling | Posted 10.27.2015 | New York
Nancy Ruhling

Onesis Castillo arrives carefully carrying a cactus, and Gilberto Gonzalez holds open the plate-glass door of Crystal Gardens to let him in.

Austin's Most Innovative Executive Chefs

Deborah Stachelski | Posted 10.23.2015 | Taste
Deborah Stachelski

Not only is it a place of abundant creativity, but the Austinite culture itself encourages and embraces innovation, challenging chefs to stay ahead of the curve by putting out dishes that feature ingredients in a new way.

Famed Chef Paul Prudhomme Dies

Associated Press | Joe Satran | Posted 10.09.2015 | Taste

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Paul Prudhomme, the Cajun who popularized spicy Louisiana cuisine and became one of the first American restaurant chefs to a...

The 3 Knives Every Home Chef Needs | Posted 09.09.2015 | HuffPost Home

By Beth Lipton Which blades make the cut? These simple yet powerful essentials. Henckel's International classic 8-inch chef's knife Photo: Victor P...

Labor Day Grilling With a Caribbean Twist

Tristan Welch | Posted 09.04.2015 | Taste
Tristan Welch

As a chef, I have always been fascinated by holidays and traditions from around the world because no matter how much they may differ from place to pla...

What It Means To Be Authentic: Chef Michael Taus

Elysabeth Alfano | Posted 09.08.2015 | Chicago
Elysabeth Alfano

I often wonder what is more important to chefs these days. Is it the food or is it stardom? With the proliferation of food festivals, social medi...

The Challenges Of Being A Chef And A Mom

Open for Business | Posted 08.07.2015 | Parents
Open for Business

The U.S. is one of only four countries in the world -- along with Liberia, Sierra Leone, and Papua New Guinea -- that does not guarantee the right to paid maternity leave. The Family and Medical Leave Act requires companies with more than 50 employees to give new parents up to 12 weeks off -- but that's without pay.

Dan Barber Is Changing How We Dine

Janice S. Lintz | Posted 07.21.2015 | Taste
Janice S. Lintz

Heads crane throughout the room to see what fellow diners are tasting. It is easy to have food envy.

The Brilliant Trick For Cutting Cherry Tomatoes In Half The Time | Posted 07.15.2015 | Taste

This next ingenious life hack will have you scouring your cookbooks for marinara sauces.

Chicago's State of Culinary Affairs

Elysabeth Alfano | Posted 07.15.2015 | Chicago
Elysabeth Alfano

You may pick up a few tips for scoring your favorite food from your favorite chef and how being extra nice to a restaurant's executive chef and staff might be the brownie points you've been hoping for.

Enjoy These Delicious, Easy-To-Make Donut Holes in Less Than Three Minutes | Posted 06.01.2015 | Taste

Now I can prepare myself a perfect summer snack for the end of a long day.

The Creative Surprise of Acanto's Chef Gawronski

Elysabeth Alfano | Posted 05.27.2015 | Chicago
Elysabeth Alfano

Humble, unassuming, low-key: these are all words that would describe Chef Chris Gawronski of Acanto. Flying gently under the radar of Chicago's culinary media frenzy, Chef Gawronski is more action than talk, more talent than flash.

The Brilliant Muffin Tin Hack Your Beach BBQs Have Been Missing | Posted 05.27.2015 | Taste

You'll never again have to hunt down that rogue ketchup bottle or worry about all your mayonnaise spoiling in the sun!

This Is What It's Really Like To Be Married To A Chef

Jennifer Small | Posted 05.21.2015 | Weddings
Jennifer Small

I hate to be the one to break it to you, but if you marry a chef, they are not going to cook for you every night.

Chef's Night in New York's Koreatown

Find. Eat. Drink. | Posted 05.14.2015 | Taste
Find. Eat. Drink.

Choi's playground is Manhattan's Koreatown and as an insider, her advice is always go to the second-floor restaurants.

Chef Sang Yoon's Hong Kong Dim Sum Picks (VIDEO)

Christian Remde | Posted 05.04.2015 | Taste
Christian Remde

Los Angeles-based chef Sang Yoon (Father's Office & Lukshon) took a trip to Hong Kong last month with one clear goal in mind... to eat dim sum. D...

Faithful Shopper -- More for Mom

Faith Hope Consolo | Posted 06.28.2015 | New York
Faith Hope Consolo

Flowers, chocolates, perfume -- it's what most of us give the moms in our lives on Mother's Day. But why be conventional? After all, moms have many lives -- they work, they travel, they lead. Get a gift for the woman she is besides a mom.

Astoria Characters: The Editor of Eating

Nancy Ruhling | Posted 06.27.2015 | New York
Nancy Ruhling

Picky. It's not a word that Stacey Ornstein usually uses, but it's one that makes her plate too full.

Grant Achatz: The Search for the Impossible

Elysabeth Alfano | Posted 04.22.2015 | Taste
Elysabeth Alfano

Chef Grant Achatz continually draws international attention to the Chicago culinary scene.

Chef Homaro Cantu: Creative Genius and Giver of Gifts

Elysabeth Alfano | Posted 06.16.2015 | Chicago
Elysabeth Alfano

I don't even know if The Dinner Party would have come so far so fast if Chef Cantu hadn't been the first chef on the show, jump-starting it into high gear by granting it his creative and culinary stamp of approval.

Acadia's Special Chef, Ryan McCaskey

Elysabeth Alfano | Posted 05.31.2015 | Chicago
Elysabeth Alfano

Memory is a strange thing. And food memory, one's remembrance of not just the first time they tasted something, but the exact taste for the first time, is even stranger.

BAM, BAM, BAM: A Boy, a Chef and a Dream

Genevieve Piturro | Posted 05.09.2015 | Impact
Genevieve Piturro

ecently I was thinking about a little boy named Jared who came to live at one of the group homes in Westchester. He was about 5 or 6 years old. We never know the children's back stories, nor their current situations there, except that most of them were orphaned and understandably confused when they first arrive.

Second That Emotion

Helen Eisenbach | Posted 04.14.2015 | Arts
Helen Eisenbach

Against all odds filmmakers continue to make fine works, adapting or creating stories not from comics or video games but exploring the human experience on our own planet.

Chicago's Most Jovial Chef: Guillermo Tellez of Tippling Hall

Elysabeth Alfano | Posted 02.10.2015 | Chicago
Elysabeth Alfano

Things can get dicey in the hot, tiny, bustling quarters of a kitchen, of course, even for the kindest of chefs.