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Project Credits Staff Writers/Editors: Noëmie Carrant, David Paw, Deanna Ting Contributors: Samantha Bakall, Lesley Balla, Momo Chang, Emily Chen, Karissa Chen,…


Darnell Reed in front of his restaurant, Luella's Southern Kitchen. // Credit: Angela Conners Treimer

Behind the LineChicago

Darnell Reed Was a Talented Chef. The Pandemic Made Him a Skilled Baker, Too.

Darnell Reed has spent virtually every day of his life, since high school, working in kitchens. In 2015, Reed opened…


InterviewsLos Angeles

For Mozza’s Nancy Silverton, Flexibility Is the Future of Restaurants

Even by the standards of what the typical restaurateur has endured during the pandemic, Nancy Silverton has had a time…


Portrait of chef Erick Williams

Chef FeaturesChicago

Tear Down the Restaurant Industry? Virtue’s Erick Williams Would Rather Lead By Building From Within

As COVID-19 devastated the restaurant industry, Chicago’s Virtue Restaurant & Bar pivoted like countless other cash flow-dependent small businesses —…


The Road BackPhiladelphia

Michael Solomonov on Getting Through the Pandemic

Michael Solomonov is back in the kitchen, manning the bread station at Zahav and taking everything day by day.  “There…


Chef FeaturesWashington D.C.New York

Kwame Onwuachi on Redefining What Success Looks Like

Kwame Onwuachi may have recently left his position as the executive chef of D.C.’s acclaimed Afro-Caribbean restaurant, Kith/Kin, but his…