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.

Forbes: Rock Stars and Chefs come together at the music tastes food festival

September 27, 2017
By: Steve Baltin, Forbes

This weekend the second annual Music Tastes Good festival will take over downtown Long Beach in Southern California for two days. Pairing musical acts such as Los Lobos, Digable Planets, Sleater-Kinney, Peaches, Ween and more with well-known chefs primarily from New Orleans and Long Beach, Music Tastes Good is taking the continual love affair of music and food to the next step.

Big-name music festivals, from Lollapalooza and Outside Lands to BottleRock and the granddaddy of them all, New Orleans Jazz Fest, have recognized for years that fans who go to fests want a full sensory experience, including the best meals.

Fittingly, since New Orleans understands the relationship between music and food arguably better than any other U.S. city I spoke with Chef Kelly Fields, the James Beard Award nominated chef/partner at New Orleans’ Willa Jean, and New Orleans’ Big Freedia about the symbiosis between the two worlds.