chefs


V.24 No.37 | 09/10/2015
morguefile.com

Alibi Picks

Chef Showdown

Duke It Out!

Nine chefs must prepare two courses with limited time and using a secret basket of ingredients. 5% of the proceeds from all purchases will benefit El Ranchito de los Ninos.
V.20 No.2 | 1/13/2011
Tempura-fried strips of hot green chile star in the New Mexico roll.
Sergio Salvador salvadorphoto.com

Restaurant Review

I Love Sushi

A fish-oiled machine

In two visits to I Love Sushi, I witnessed four birthdays. Having never partied there myself, I asked a sushi chef to fill in the blanks on why the place is such a popular birthday destination.

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V.19 No.40 | 10/7/2010
William Rodwell williamrodwellphotography.com

BOBR: Community Pick

Community Pick

Can anybody be taught to cook?

Oh absolutely, it just takes a little bit of heart. But as far as training goes, you just need to want to learn how to cook and you can be taught.

When did you start?

I started making tortillas when I was probably about 5 with my grandmother. I grew up on, not a farm, but we grew our own vegetables. And I have always enjoyed playing in the kitchen with my grandmother, rolling tortillas and baking cookies.

How long have you cooked professionally?

Well, I started my career 17 years ago at Scalo, then I left and went to various other restaurants. I have been running Brasserie La Provence down the street since April. And I started [as executive chef] at Scalo in the beginning of September.

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V.19 No.25 | 6/24/2010
Barry’s paella has it all—seafood, chicken, veggies and al dente grains of saffron rice.
Sergio Salvador salvadorphoto.com

Restaurant Review

Barry's Oasis

The Mediterranean diet

You can see the painted palm trees from I-25 and Osuna, where Barry’s Oasis lives up to its name as a reprieve from the blistering concrete just outside the door. Inside, the high-ceilinged dining room is decorated like a beachy patio. There are faux balconies crowded with potted plants. Umbrellas shade tables and hang overhead, diffusing sunshine from skylights set into the seagull-adorned ceiling.

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