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The 10 Dishes That Made My Career: Matt McCallister

Every Thanksgiving, Matt McCallister would labor over the stuffing with his mother, air-drying loaves of bread and stirring the onions, carrots, and celery for the mirepoix. “I still make it the…

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The 10 Dishes That Made My Career: Aarón Sánchez

Most New Yorkers didn’t know a chipotle pepper from a habanero until pioneering chef Zarela Martinez introduced them to sophisticated regional Mexican cooking. Martinez, a native of Chihuahua,…

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The 10 Dishes That Made My Career: Emeril Lagasse

If you ever flipped on the Food Network in the '90s, long before spiky-haired Guy Fieri and lithe Giada De Laurentiis were hightailing it to diners and whipping up spe-geyhhtt-i, you couldn't…

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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.…