5 Questions with Kirsten Kirby Shoote

5 Questions with Kirsten Kirby Shoote

Kirsten Kirby Shoote doesn’t feel like an activist, but they are all about changing the status quo, whether it’s pushing for cultural responsibility or bending farming laws in the name of sustainability. As an urban farmer, seed keeper, and member of the...
What You’re Getting Wrong About Flavor

What You’re Getting Wrong About Flavor

Everywhere she looks, Arielle Johnson sees a parallel universe. She sees evidence of it every time she watches a chef properly season a piece of meat, or screw up a fermentation. It’s there when the aromas of fresh basil and mint waft off a steaming bowl of pho, or...
5 Questions with Sean Gabbiani

5 Questions with Sean Gabbiani

Asked where he is from, Sean Gabbiani usually responds with “It’s complicated.” Half American, half Italian, born in France and raised in a handful of European cities, the multilingual (six and counting) chef and two-time MAD Academy alum has called many places home,...
5 Questions with Laura Cabrera

5 Questions with Laura Cabrera

At just 21, Laura Cabrera found herself as head chef at Nectar, one of Mexico’s top restaurants. “I was almost crying every night,” she recalls. “I was suddenly put in this huge position, and I didn’t know what to do.” Now, more than 10 years later, Laura is running...