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Chef Eric Ripert Interview: Cayman Cookout, Eating Resolutions, and Predicting the Biggest Food Trend

It is all too common for us to welcome a new year by restricting food intake, adopting fad diets, and ultimately failing at both of these endeavors. At Chowhound, our alternative mission is to take readers out of their food ruts so they’re forced to try *new* cuisine that may inspire, enhance, or even challenge their typical meal routines. No Keto, no kale salads, no constantly counting calories…or at least none of these things permanently. Life is all about balance and no hardcore diet (as we’re told time and time again) is sustainable in the long run, unless you’re Arnold Schwarzenegger or training for the 2020 Olympics.

One chef who champions such a mission is Eric Ripert, famed chef/owner of N.Y.C.’s Le Bernardin and Blue at the Ritz-Carlton Grand Cayman. I had the…

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African-American chef alleges Sodexo retaliated against her over harassment complaints

ST. LOUIS – A female African-American chef has filed a suit over allegations of sex discrimination against a food management service company.

Carry M. Gilliam filed a complaint on Dec. 13 in the St. Louis 22nd Judicial Circuit Court against Sodexo Registered Agent alleging violation of the Missouri Human Rights Act.

According to the complaint, the plaintiff was hired by the defendant in October 2016. The suit states she reported a Caucasian male supervisor’s sexual harassment and human resources took no action. She alleges she applied for a sous chef position and it was withheld from her in retaliation for her sexual harassment complaints. The suit states she was terminated in December 2017.

The plaintiff holds Sodexo Registered Agent responsible because the defendant…

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Transport yourself to the Caribbean with holiday rum cake from this purist chef

She can’t actually transport you to her kitchen in Trinidad, but Ave Dinzey says eating the food she cooks for you here is the next best thing.

“My flavours are simple, but I’m a purist,” the Winnipeg chef said of her Caribbean cooking.

“To me, you could close your eyes and the only thing missing is the sand between your toes.”

Dinzey, who moved to Winnipeg at 12 from Trinidad, said she spent 25 years as a flight attendant before she was ready for something different. She turned to her real love: cooking.

She wanted to expand Winnipeg’s Caribbean culinary scene beyond the classic roti, so she opened Purple Hibiscus, a 28-seat restaurant in St. Boniface. She worked 20-hour days for three years before closing up the shop and converting to catering.

“My feet were in a mess, they were bleeding, they…

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South African chef Andrew Draper spreads happiness with food

This award-winning chef treats food as an ephemeral art — to create memories that remain with his customers forever. Source: CNN …
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A woman apparently from a Labor campaign called Steve Price and me “racists” on air this week  for mentioning African crime. 

Since then there’s been a spate of violent attacks, including now this:

A young chef says he thought he was going to die when about 20 youths of African appearance set upon him with a metal pole, knuckle dusters and a champagne bottle, after asking him for a cigar­ette as he left a restaurant in ­Melbourne’s St Kilda at the end of a shift.

Add that, too, to the bill for our refugee program.

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Chef Talk: Chantel Dartnall’s South African Wine and Food Fantasia | Chef Talk | News & Features

The chef at newly minted Wine Spectator Grand Award winner Restaurant Mosaic preaches “botanical cooking” and local wines

Photo by: Marsel Roothman

At Restaurant Mosaic, chef Chantel Dartnall has plenty to celebrate, so there’s lots of Champagne on the wine list.

In 2006, chef Chantel Dartnall opened Restaurant Mosaic at her family’s Orient Hotel on a nature reserve outside Pretoria in South Africa’s Crocodile River Valley as a showcase for the European techniques and cuisine she had honed in Michelin-starred kitchens in the United Kingdom. But her surroundings—nearly 700 acres of “the most pristine nature you can imagine” in the Francolin Conservancy—soon became a guiding inspiration. She now…

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