This is what happens when you live in a palatial estate in Bedford, New York: you're so woefully out of touch that you allow Terry Richardson to come shoot you and your pets for Net-A-Porter and then remark "oh, he's so cute!" after he leaves.
A while ago, Gordon Ramsay announced that he was retiring from the cooking television business. The world was like, Oh no, what will television be like without a Ramsay, etc. But now it appears that he is passing on his grand television legacy to his heir: a 12-year-old girl.
New York may be a culinary mecca, but it’s not the be-all and end-all of food talent. As such, we’ve taken it upon ourselves to highlight celebrity, notable, or otherwise up-and-coming chefs you should know about across the country. Check out the full list here.
San Diego, California is a solid three-hour drive from the bright lights and big-time toques of Los Angeles, but in the last few years the So-Cal city has been holding its own in in terms of a burgeoning food scene. The main reason, though, that we’d like to tip our hats to the surf spot is because no San Diego chef or restaurant has ever won a James Beard “Best” award. Now, that’s just a shame.
But it’s not for lack of trying. In January 2011 a culinary tour company called Bite San Diego launched, taking taste-happy tourists to be a part of the action at the scene-iest restaurants of the day. Of course, the Chef-Mentor we love to hate, Brian Malarkey had his Top Chef debut way back in 2007, and has had a TV renaissance of sorts on this year’s The Taste. So, brush your sandy shoulders off, San Diego. We’d say, you’ve arrived.