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Five Courses with: Adam Simha of MKS Design
Like something out of a chef's fantasy (or maybe Edward Scissorhands's), Adam Simha's North Cambridge studio brims with blades waiting to slice, dice, chop, and fillet.
| January 11, 2013
Five Courses with: Israeli chef Gil Hovav
He had me at Marilyn Monroe.
| December 07, 2012
Five Courses with Alex Crabb and Shish Parsigian of Asta
Back in 2010, when chef Alex Crabb and his partner and front-of-the-house manager, Shish Parsigian, started thinking about opening a small Boston restaurant, they planned to call it "Princess Sparkle Power Pickle Bunny" — a list of their favorite words.
| November 09, 2012
Five Courses with: JD Kemp, founder and president of FoodEx
Meeting local foodie-entrepreneur JD Kemp, I thought of Frodo from The Lord of the Rings — he's got the same compact energy, arresting pale eyes, and slightly manic fix on a big vision.
| October 26, 2012
5 Courses with Massachusetts Commissioner of Agriculture Scott Soares
"I love public service!" says Scott Soares. Maybe so, but "The Commish" isn't your father's idea of some buttoned-up Beacon Hill type. He sports a...
| October 03, 2011
5 Courses with Skip Bennett and Shore Gregory of Island Creek Oysters
Photo: LOUISA KASDONA year ago, Skip Bennett and Shore Gregory trekked from Duxbury, Massachusetts, to Port-au-Prince, Haiti. They went to work with the Caribbean Harvest...
| September 19, 2011
5 Courses with Sean Griffing and Eric Papachristos of Trade
Photo: ALEXA FAYJody Adams is arguably one of the most beloved - and thus bankable - chefs in Boston. The longtime chef/owner of Rialto is...
| September 05, 2011
5 Courses with Ron Sarni of the Boston Area Food Truck Association
Some had doubts the trend would last, but at this point it's official: Boston's 40-plus modern food trucks are more than a fad. They've been...
| August 22, 2011
5 Courses with Jason Lord of Abigail's
Photo: LOUISA KASDON When we last tuned in to our onetime cover boy, Jason Lord was a classic new-gen young chef preparing to leave East...
| July 25, 2011
5 Courses with Jason Santos of Blue Inc.
Photo: MELISSA OSTROW Before he became Gordon Ramsay's favorite "smurf" on Hell's Kitchen, Jason Santos told us he was happy being a "cook," not a...
| July 11, 2011
5 Courses with Marcos Sanchez of Tres Gatos
Photo: ALEXA FAY The vuvuzela blasts at 5 p.m. every day. It's the signal that dinner service is about to begin at Tres Gatos (470...
| June 27, 2011
5 Courses with Will Gilson
The last five years have been pretty spectacular for Will Gilson. As a fresh-faced chef-cub of 23, riding high from a stint at Oleana, Gilson...
| June 13, 2011
5 Courses with Alex Pinada of Scampo
Chef Alex Pineda, son of local star chef Lydia Shire, negotiated a no-tattoos pledge with his parents when he was 18 - with one exception....
| May 30, 2011
5 Courses with Mary Dumont of Harvest
Photo: TANIT SAKAKINI As this issue's Consumed column makes clear (see page 54), there's been a lot of Boston chefs on the small screen recently....
| May 16, 2011
5 Courses with Laura Henry-Zoubir of Dramshop Hospitality
Laura Henry-Zoubir conquered live Dungeness crab, bone marrow, and three other Food Network-selected chefs to win $10,000 on a January episode of Chopped. Now the...
| May 02, 2011
5 Courses with Damien DiPaola of Vito’s Tavern
Damien DiPaola is what you'd call old-school North End. He came to Boston from Italy at three years old, and before long he was whipping...
| April 18, 2011
Ashley Stanley at Lovin’ Spoonfuls
Photo: ALLISON PHARMAKISMom always said it’s a sin to waste food. Ashley Stanley, founder and executive director of Lovin’ Spoonfuls (lovinspoonfulsinc.org), put this commonsensical concept into...
| April 04, 2011
5 Courses with Melissa Espantz of L’Espalier
Melissa Yantz is exceedingly calm. She thinks it's because she's "from Vermont." We think it's because she's been serving exquisite meals at L'Espalier (774 Boylston...
| March 21, 2011
5 Courses with Lisa Gross of the Boston Tree Party
No, it's not a misprint: it really is the Boston Tree Party. It's the brainchild of Lisa Gross, a slightly messianic conceptual artist, urban-agriculture...
| March 07, 2011
5 Courses with Susie Ropolo of Pasta Beach
Photo: LOUISA KASDON "Life is a beach," says Susie Ropolo, owner of Pasta Beach (30 Rowes Wharf, Boston, 617.439.6900). Beaches, Ropolo says, represent everything she...
| February 07, 2011
5 Courses with Patricia Yeo
Photo: JANICE CHECCHIO You've got to admire Patricia Yeo's gusto. A seasoned vet who worked under Bobby Flay for six years and went on to...
| January 24, 2011
5 Courses with Jean Fain of the Self-Compassion Diet
Photo: JOSHUA TOUSTER She's been there. In her youth, Jean Fain fought the battle against the too-tight jeans, the jelly doughnut around the middle. And...
| January 10, 2011
5 Courses with Jessica Brown of Cafeteria
Photo: JANICE CHECCHIO In winter, and especially during the holiday season, perfect pies can be better than central heating. Pastry chef Jessica Brown is in...
| December 13, 2010
5 Courses with Dan Mathieu of Max Ultimate Food
Photo: MATT TEUTEN Dan Mathieu and his partner Neal Balkowitsch ought to know a thing or two about how to behave at a party. In...
| November 29, 2010
5 Courses with Alison Fong of Bon Me
Photo: Brian ChoiIf it were possible to squeeze 90 more minutes into each day, Alison Fong would be the first beneficiary. Right now, the chef...
| November 15, 2010
5 Courses with Dr. Amy Rowat
Photo: DAVID RABKIN/MUSEUM OF SCIENCE Dr. Amy Rowat dismounts her bike and locks it to a parking meter in front of Sportello. She smoothes down...
| November 01, 2010
5 Courses with Joe Brenner of the International
Photo: JANICE CHECCHIO Less than a year ago, Louisa Kasdon went the full 5 Courses with chef Joe Brenner at a turning point in his...
| October 18, 2010
5 Courses with Edith Murnane
Photo: CALEB TAYLOR WILLIAMS Becoming a chef was the one thing Edith Murnane's mother had told her not to do. So much for Mother's advice:...
| October 04, 2010
5 Courses with Jeff Potter, author of Cooking For Geeks
Photo: SHIMON RURA Jeff Potter was an ordinary food-obsessed, self-employed computer scientist when he decided to ask his boss (himself) for time off to...
| September 20, 2010
5 Courses with Rebecca Newell of the Beehive
A few days before her stint on Chopped, chef Rebecca Newell of The Beehive (541 Tremont Street, Boston, 617.423.0096) was worried — not about getting...
| September 06, 2010
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