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Frank Lee Speaking

“If you’re really going to be creative, you’re going to have to have your shit together.” Chef Frank Lee Still learning from this man. As long as I’ve known him, Chef has always had this fantastic repertoire of aphorisms that … Continue reading

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David Kinch & Manresa

After getting in from Sunday service, I had a short window of selfish time before my family’s weekly Walking Dead session. I settled in to watch the first of the David Kinch episodes of “Mind of a Chef.” It’s one of … Continue reading

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Who is Charleston’s Most Underrated Chef?

Pretty spent today after a very strong weekend, so I’m catching up on some reading. I recently (and finally) pulled the trigger on several issues of Fool magazine. The culinary magazine awarded “Best Food Magazine” 2012 by Gourmand Magazine has … Continue reading

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Open Letter to the Chefs of Tomorrow

In my post Monday, I included some of the discourse of the New Nordic Kitchen Manifesto that has helped direct and align the efforts of Rene Redzepi at Copenhagen’s Noma. I also underscored the impact of the Manifesto on our … Continue reading

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Required Reading: The Culture of the Kitchen: Iliana Regan

Yup, it’s Bloodshirt Friday! I’d previously posted 2 other articles in this series from Lucky Peach authored by Rene Redzepi and David Chang. Here is the third in the series by Chicago chef Iliana Regan. Personally, what Iliana is saying … Continue reading

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Bloodshirt

“Here. You’re overdue,” a familiar voice said. I turned to be hit in the face with a black t-shirt tossed across the office by Chef. Soft, 100% spun cotton, black, xxl. Sweet- I got my Bloodshirt. On the back, the … Continue reading

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Required Reading: Fantasies of a Happier Kitchen

In a July 5 Post and Courier article titled “Short Staffing Endangers Charleston Restaurants,” Hanna Raskin detailed the many challenges to staffing food and beverage positions in Charleston. She is not alone. Chefs all over the country worldwide have spent … Continue reading

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