Chefs and Restaurants
25 Trailblazing American Chefs You Should Know
September 19, 2021 9:25am
History’s bandwidth can be sadly narrow when it comes to chefs.
To make sense of the past, historians simplify and consolidate, focusing on people who fit neatly into game-changing movements and trends. This makes for compelling storytelling; it also, unfortunately, erases or minimizes people who contributed but don’t reinforce a larger narrative arc. And, because restaurants are chefs’ chief platform, those who no longer own and operate them tend to fade from memory more quickly. ...