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The 10 Dishes That Made My Career: Pat LaFrieda

Give an 11-year-old boy a video game, and chances are he’ll be enthralled. But for Pat LaFrieda, pre-adolescent intrigue came in the form of a slaughterhouse visit, not Grand Theft Auto.…

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The 10 Dishes That Made My Career: Marc Vetri

On occasion, Marc Vetri’s father would labor for hours over spaghetti with crab, a feast that lured in the neighbors. “It wasn’t often,” says the James Beard-Award winning chef of his dad's…

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The 10 Dishes That Made My Career: Nobu Matsuhisa

When Robert De Niro first ate at the Beverly Hills hotspot Matsuhisa, he was so taken by the inventive cooking that he made it his mission to strike up a friendship with the chef. A native of…

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Behind Momofuku Noodle Bar’s 10th Anniversary Menu

All photos by Liz Barclay (@liz_barclay) A decade ago, we thought Momofuku Noodle Bar was a mere ramen joint. Then, we started shoveling in the pork buns and spearing the spicy rice cakes, …

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The 10 Dishes That Made My Career: Gabe Stulman

Gabriel Stulman never went out on Friday nights. Growing up in an observant Jewish home, the founder of New York’s West Village-centric Little Wisco restaurant empire “wasn’t allowed to leave the …