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Ty Burrell Will Fight a Chipmunk for Cajun Cheese

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Actor Ty Burrell is famous for playing Phil Dunphy on Modern Family (the king of dad jokes), but he’s also, surprisingly, a restaurateur. Burrell co-owns three places in Salt Lake City, where he’s lived for the past decade: Bar X, a historic cocktail bar that Burrell and his family …

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Billions Creator Brian Koppelman Eats Babbo for Lunch, the NoMad for Dinner

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If you judge someone by the company they keep, you’d assume Brian Koppelman works in food — he’s pals with Mario Batali, David Chang, and Danny Meyer, all of whom cooked for him this week. But Koppelman is actually in the entertainment business, best known for writing Rounders and Ocean’s …

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Eric Wareheim Wants His Chicken Double-Fried

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Long before Eric Wareheim had a scene-stealing role on Master of None, he performed comedy with Tim Heidecker, and this month, they kick off the Tim and Eric 10th Anniversary Awesome Tour (and in September, their horror show Bedtime Stories premieres on Adult Swim). Wareheim, like his fellow Master of …

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Entrepreneur Hawa Hassan Loves Pão de Queijo and Doro Wat

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When Hawa Hassan couldn’t find the sauces from her home country of Somalia in the States, she made them herself. Now, she’s the creator and CEO of Basbaas Sauce, a line of condiments that so far includes tamarind-date sauce and coconut-cilantro chutney. (She’s also involved in fundraising efforts for …

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Media Maven Hillary Kerr Feasts on Red Sauce in L.A.

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As the co-founder of Clique Media Group — the parent company behind Who What Wear, Byrdie, MyDomaine, Obsessee, and College Fashionista — Hillary Kerr has been on a mission to democratize and modernize the fashion industry since starting her company in 2006. (She just launched a …

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Novelist Emma Straub Treats Doughnuts Like Appetizers

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Only six weeks have passed since Emma Straub — the author of Modern Lovers, The Vacationers, Laura Lamont’s Life in Pictures, and Other People We Married — opened Books Are Magic, an independent bookstore in Carroll Gardens. Her eating, as a result, is slightly more erratic …

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Drew Barrymore’s Friday Night Out Includes Dark ‘N’ Stormys and Joe’s Pizza

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Drew Barrymore has come a long way since E.T. — obviously, you know all about her acting work (Never Been Kissed, Charlie’s Angels, The Wedding Singer, and Netflix’s Santa Clarita Diet, to name a few highlights), but she’s also an entrepreneur. Barrymore has her own eponymous line of …

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Designer Christian Siriano Pairs Lobster With a Pimm’s Cup

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Fashion designer Christian Siriano became a household name after winning Project Runway, and he’s gone on to build a successful eponymous label — earning recognition for creating dresses for women of varying ages, sizes, and statures. He also just collaborated on a wine with Ecco Domani: …

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Actress June Diane Raphael Treats Herself to Room-Service Chocolate-Lava Cake

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June Diane Raphael is a modern-day triple threat: screenwriter (Bride Wars), actress (most recently, Netflix’s Grace and Frankie), and podcast host (How Did This Get Made? with Jason Mantzoukas and her husband, Paul Scheer). She’s also the mother of two children under the age of 3, which explains …

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Master of None Co-creator Alan Yang Tackles the Insanity of ‘Lobster Mountain’

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Last week, the second season of Alan Yang and Aziz Ansari’s hit Netflix show, Master of None, premiered, with an even stronger focus on food than the first. It’s no surprise, then, that Yang lives to eat. As he warns, last week’s dining schedule was even more intense …

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Salad for President’s Julia Sherman Hauls Citrus and Avocados Back From Los Angeles

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Artist Julia Sherman first turned her love of greens into a blog, Salad for President, and as of next week, her recipes (along with interviews with creative professionals like Laurie Anderson and Alice Waters) will be available in her debut cookbook. Sherman, who also works as …

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Restaurateur Vicki Freeman Can’t Resist Espresso Gelato

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As the owner of a small New York City food empire — Cookshop, Hundred Acres, Vic’s, and Rosie’s — Vicki Freeman spends much of the time at her own businesses, doing quality control with her chef-husband, Marc Meyer. (Freeman first met Meyer …

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Cookbook Author Samin Nosrat Celebrates With Champagne and Babybels

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After spending years cooking at Chez Panisse, and famously teaching Michael Pollan how to master techniques, chef and writer Samin Nosrat’s debut cookbook — Salt, Fat, Acid, Heat: Mastering the Elements of Good Cooking — came out this week. She traveled from …

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Author Stephanie Danler Drinks Butterbeer, Manzanilla Sherry, and Lots of Campari

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Since Sweetbitter was published last May, it has gone on to become a best seller. It’s one of the few books to truly capture the frenetic experience of working in the restaurant industry (the protagonist is a server at a place that bears a close resemblance to the …

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Cooking-School Pro Alison Cayne Adds Ketchup to Passover Brisket

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Five years ago, Alison Cayne opened Haven’s Kitchen in New York — a recreational cooking school for busy New Yorkers who never quite mastered skills like pie basics and easy weeknight meals. It transformed into a community space, with an on-site café and event …

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Chef and Restaurateur Barbara Lynch Averages Two Breakfasts a Day

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Barbara Lynch is one of the most successful restaurateurs in the country: She owns seven businesses in Boston, and in 2014, won the James Beard Award for Outstanding Restaurateur. To add to her accomplishments, she’ll publish her first memoir on April 11: Out of Line: A …

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Food Writer Rachel Khong Is ‘Probably 50 Percent Pho’

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In the coming months, Rachel Khong has not one but two books hitting stores — first, on April 4, All About Eggs, a collaboration with the editors of Lucky Peach (where she worked as the managing and then executive editor for five years); and then, in July,

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Tony Danza Eats Breadsticks Before Tap Dancing

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You definitely know Tony Danza from his acting career — he famously starred in Taxi and Who’s the Boss? — but if you spend time in New York’s Little Italy, you’ve also likely seen him working the cash register at Alleva Dairy, the cheese shop he co-owns. A …

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Ariel Levy Has Discovered That Carvel Cakes Are As Good As Ever

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This week, New Yorker staff writer (and former New York writer) Ariel Levy released her third book, The Rules Do Not Apply — a memoir that elaborates on her award-winning essay “Thanksgiving in Mongolia.” Since the “fake blizzard” impeded her book-tour plans, she celebrated in New …

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Start-up Founder Jen Rubio Eats Pasta Multiple Times a Day

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Warby Parker alum Jen Rubio is the co-founder of Away, which specializes in simple, stylish luggage. Since her business is less than 2 years old, Rubio is very much in start-up mode — this week, she moved her team to a larger office, held meetings with …

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Brooklyn Brewery’s Garrett Oliver Has Mutton Coursing Through His Veins

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For the past 23 years, Garrett Oliver has worked as the brewmaster for Brooklyn Brewery — a job that entails bridging the worlds of beer and food, while brewing special recipes for some of the world’s top chefs, including Thomas Keller. (After a 10-year-old working relationship, Keller accepted …

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Entrepreneur Ellen Bennett Pregames the Grammys With Lasagna and Bolognese

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As the founder of Hedley & Bennett, Ellen Bennett produces handmade aprons for many of the country’s top chefs and restaurant staffers, and she lives a life that’s as bold and colorful as her designs. (Her Los Angeles showroom includes a zip line and a tree house.) This …

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Joe Coffee’s Jonathan Rubinstein Splurges on Pie and Cake for Birthdays

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It’s an exciting time for Jonathan Rubinstein, the owner of Joe, a highly respected coffee chain that has shops in New York and Philadelphia: Danny Meyer’s Union Square Hospitality has invested in his company, which means that Joe, which roasts its own beans in Red Hook, …

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Author Jade Chang Pairs Jellyfish Salad With IPA

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Last fall, Jade Chang published her debut novel, The Wangs vs. the World, to much acclaim, and she’s already working on her second book — a process that makes her hungry. Chang’s snacks of choice are pretty exceptional: salmon “candy,” homemade oatmeal-chocolate-chip cookies, steamed tofu skin in sesame …

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Olmsted Chef Greg Baxtrom Unwinds With Charcuterie and Cartoons

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Olmsted in Prospect Heights emerged as one of the smash-hit new restaurants of 2016, which means chef-owner Greg Baxtrom can finally relax a bit. “To be honest, it’s only been since Thanksgiving that I’ve been able to go out at all, and we’ve been open since …

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