Eric Rankin

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Apr 25

Chef Bio: Jacques Pepin

Critically acclaimed French chef Jacques Pepin grew up in the kitchen of his family’s restaurant near Lyon, France, where he was born in 1935, which naturally led to the young boy’s first apprenticeship at age 13 at the renowned Grand Hotel de L’Europe. Pepin would move on to cook at Plaza-Athenee and Meurice in Paris …

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Apr 17

Chef Bio: Rick Bayless

Growing up in a family of grocers and restaurateurs, Rick Bayless seemed destined for a career in food. With his pure Midwestern roots – he was born in Oklahoma in 1953 – Bayless has cultivated a reputation as a Mexican chef, who aims to expose diners to authentic Mexican food. Bayless is perhaps best known …

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Apr 16

Chef Bio: Anthony Bourdain

Born in New York City in 1956, where he spent his childhood and still lives today, Anthony Bourdain has carved a niche for himself in the culinary world as an celebrated chef, an Emmy Award winning television host, and an acclaimed writer with publishing credits in The New York Times, The Independent, and The Times …

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Apr 14

Chef Bio: Art Smith

Chef Art Smith, born in Jasper, Florida, has made his way around the world as a distinguished chef, working for Oprah Winfrey and former Governor Bob Graham, cooking his way around Europe and Africa as a family chef and working on the American European Express Train. Famous for his traditional Southern Cuisine, Smith’s signature restaurant, …

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Apr 13

Chef Bio: Eric Ripert

Eric Ripert’s strongest culinary influence came from cooking with his grandmother in Antibes, France, where he was born in 1965 and spent much of his childhood before moving to Spain. His upbringing heavily influenced his culinary palate, which is evident in his specialization of seafood and his infusing a Spanish flavor to his dishes. Before …

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