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Chef J.J. Johnson Starts His Day With Eggnog Waffles

It’s been an eventful year for chef J.J. Johnson: He left his post as the executive chef of Minton’s, became a new father to twins, and wrote his first book. Recently, he’s been cooking at Chefs Club — a long-term … Continue reading

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Artist Mari Andrew Soothes a Hurting Heart With Negronis and Chocolate Pretzels

This year, writer, illustrator, and Instagram phenom Mari Andrew moved to New York and made a full-time commitment to her art (her debut book, Am I There Yet?: The Loop-de-loop, Zigzagging Journey to Adulthood, comes out in March). She says … Continue reading

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From the Bronx to Noma and Back Again

“Are you comfortable climbing?” asks chef Malcolm Livingston II. We’re at the Andrew Freedman Home, a 93-year-old landmark mansion in the Bronx, where Livingston rents kitchen space. He sets aside the tart he’s making out of activated charcoal, and suddenly, … Continue reading

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Chef Reem Assil Combines ‘California Hippie’ With Palestinian Cuisine

A mere five months ago in Oakland, Reem Assil opened Reem’s, a small Arab bakery that’s an extension of her farmer’s-market stand, specializing in mana’eesh (griddled flatbread). Quickly, it made a lot of noise on a national level, becoming a … Continue reading

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