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When someone mentions "Celebrity" chefs to me, I instantly gravitate towards the Food and Wine/Top Chef side of things, more so than the Food Network.
Originally Posted by cmb4314
I have never heard of him. The moment someone claims to be a food or wine expert I walk away. lol. That probably has everything to do with me living in a location where you have to drive an hour or more to something more interesting than Bogarts, and many ingredients mentioned are still not available here.

That and it's all a matter of taste

*My phone is crazy today.
Originally Posted by Fifi.G
Eric Ripert is the chef of Le Bernardin. It's a four star restaurant and an institution really. Ripert along with Thomas Keller and a few others is one of the most prominent chefs in the United States.
Food and Wine features actual chefs, not anyone claiming to be "food and wine experts". My friend (Devin McDavid) was picked as one of the best new pastry chefs of 2012 in the US by it. I always knew I'd see him in there some day, so it was very cool to see it happen this past year.
Originally Posted by Saria
That is fantastic for him, and being top notch at what you do, and getting recognition for it I understand. I do tend to ear expert thrown around a great deal (but keep in mind thats interviews on TV, etc) and that always makes me cringe a little, in relation to taste buds.

I can't say I pay much attention things like this because I have no need. Being featured in Southern Living is as good as it gets here.
When I hear terms like "hipster" I think, who told cliques they could leave high school??