Portrait: Nicole Franzen; salmon head at Chez Sardine courtesy Little Wisco

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 …

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The 10 Dishes That Made My Career: Masaharu Morimoto

If not for a busted shoulder, Japanese food in America might be far less compelling today. Chef Masaharu Morimoto yearned to be a professional baseball player, and a scout expressed interest in…

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The 10 Dishes That Made My Career: Drew Nieporent

Unless you were craving the steak frites and bumps of cocaine on offer at celebrity-fueled Odeon, there was little incentive to dine in Tribeca in the 1980s. Long before its loft buildings were…

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The 10 Dishes That Made My Career: Marc Forgione

When you’re a Long Island kid with a dad dubbed “The Godfather of American Cuisine,” you grow up with an unusual perspective on food. “I loved cooking and I thought everybody else did, too,”…