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A New Orleans chef serving up Caribbean classics in the land of creole. A farm-to-table expert who specializes in wood-oven pizzas. And a New Yorker who knows her way around cooking animals —whole. These are just a few of the 12 talented up-and-comers who have been awarded the title of “Best New Chef in America.”
On Monday, Food & Wine announced its annual list that celebrates gifted innovators in the country’s culinary scene. The 12 winners run restaurants in nine different cities and join the ranks of previous “Best New Chef” winners including Daniel Boulud, April Bloomfield and David Chang.
2017’s winners are as follows:
Jay Blackinton, »
- Aric Jenkins
Television reimaginings of classic tales have made for some wonderfully engaging entertainment (going back to Syfy efforts Tin Man and Alice, which were surprisingly fun) but Emerald City moves to a new level as Tarsem Singh returns to the form he hasn’t quite managed since The Fall.
The warning that should come on the tin is that audiences shouldn’t go into this expecting anything like a “retelling” of The Wizard of Oz. It would be nearly impossible to give a clear idea of what’s happened to L. Frank Baum’s works here, but it isn’t just modernized, but dipped in the grime of reality, and subjected to an absolutely unfettered imagination. It covers elements of the first three books (and perhaps beyond… it’s been a while), but is “inspired by” in the broadest sense. Some characters in this effort are an amalgamation of two characters in the books, »
- Marc Eastman
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