Profiles

Candid conversations and stories behind the people that push food culture forward.

Black Feast: The Art of Awareness

Black Feast: The Art of Awareness

In Portland, Oregon, Salimatu Amabebe combines art and food to address current events and make connections among guests with her pop-up series, Black Feast.

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Eating Ayurveda

Eating Ayurveda

Teacher Marc Holzman and Chef Divya Alter explain how the ancient practice of Ayurveda is especially relevant in a modern world.

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Exhibiting Humanity

Exhibiting Humanity

In Brooklyn, New York, one family sells more than a diverse selection of groceries; Sahadi’s Importing Company puts the world on display.

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Ida B’s Table Redefines Soul Food for Baltimore

Ida B’s Table Redefines Soul Food for Baltimore

In Baltimore, Maryland, Chef David Thomas and his family are reintroducing and redefining soul food for a community with a rich history.

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Against the Grain

Against the Grain

In Italy, rice is as integral to the country’s culture as pasta. On her Tuscan farm, Ariane Lotti carries a tradition of rice production with an effort toward more ethical and sustainable practices.

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A Happy Place

A Happy Place

In New York, Los Angeles, and Scottsdale, Chef Scott Conant creates Italian food with rustic soul.

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Giving Candy a Definition

Giving Candy a Definition

In Portland, Oregon, Jami Curl’s Quin Candy harnesses science and magic to make products that people of all ages enjoy.

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Launch Pad

Launch Pad

Chef Brooke Williamson navigates the expectations of a new generation of chefs and entrepreneurs with her Los Angeles-area restaurants.

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Plating South African Stories

Plating South African Stories

In South Africa, Chef Bertus Basson reflects on culture, community and tradition in cuisine with his group of restaurants.

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Breaking the Mold

Breaking the Mold

In Los Angeles, Compartés Chocolate’s Jonathan Grahm marries art, flavor, and entrepreneurial spirit in his line of hyper-creative chocolates.

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The Emmy Awards Governors Ball

The Emmy Awards Governors Ball

Patina Restaurant Group and L.A. Kitchen work behind the scenes to produce one of Hollywood’s most glamorous evenings in a sustainable, socially conscious way.

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Turning Over a New Leaf

Turning Over a New Leaf

Ten years after its initial launch, sweetgreen continues to hone its mission of connecting healthful, accessible food options to markets around the country.

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