New Orleans women chefs and the fight for kitchen equality

October 16, 2017
By: Helen Freund, Gambit Weekly 

New Orleans Women Chefs and the Fight for Kitchen Equality 


In New Orleans, more and more women are leading kitchens or stepping into executive chef positions, and a younger generation of chefs is following in the footsteps of trailblazing chefs and restaurateurs like Susan Spicer (Bayona & Mondo), Leah Chase (Dooky Chase's Restaurant), JoAnn Clevenger (Upperline Restaurant) and Michelle McRaney (Mr. B's Bistro).


GQ: The Airport Food That Famous Chefs Love To Eat

October 5, 2017
By: Priya Krishna, GQ

For the sake of journalism, I recently asked a number of chefs what they like to eat at airports. (You know, because the food there is usually awful, and we need all the expert advice we can get.) Nearly every single one of them gave the same answer: the tortas at Rick Bayless’ Tortas Frontera in Chicago O’Hare (located in Terminals 1, 3, and 5, in case you were wondering). In Daniel Patterson’s words, the tortas “make layovers worthwhile.” Scott Conant would rather subsist on a few bottles of water and some apples if he can’t get his tortas. Either Rick Bayless has paid off a large swath of chefs, or Tortas Frontera is the best airport food in America.

But what if these chefs aren’t in O’Hare? That’s where things start to get interesting. Here are nine celebrated chefs on their go-to strategy when they have to feed themselves at the airport.



USA Today Reviews the Best Pumpkin specials to Taste this Fall

October 2, 2017

Get your gourds this month as fall menus go way beyond pumpkin spice with doughnuts, pizza, cocktails and pies featuring October's star ingredient. From pumpkin tacos at Big Star in Chicago to salad served in a jack-o-lantern orange at The Westin Cape Coral Resort in Florida, there's a variety of unique fall fruit dishes in destinations across the country.