America on a Plate 

April Bloomfield, Dominique Ansel, Marcus Sammuelsson, and more of NYC’s best chefs make Fourth of July meals for Vanity Fair. See more here.

Photographs by Justin Bishop. 

In the Details | David Chang 
A panoply of eccentric biographical data RE: chefdom’s fretful ramen master.
HE IS the Virginia-raised son of Korean immigrants—educated in Vienna, a suburb of Washington, D.C., but well acquainted with Richmond, where his father had a business. Culinarily, this background has come to bear on such Chang creations as his Honeycrisp-apple kimchi with jowl bacon and Noodle Bar’s fried chicken served two ways, southern-style and Korean-style.
HIS FAVORITE extra-vocational activity is fly-fishing, which satisfies him, paradoxically, “because it’s constant dissatisfaction.”
HE HAS spent much of his life deliberately evading anything that smacks of normalcy. Of late, however, he finds himself thinking, “Man, normal might be really nice right now.”
Read more here. 
Photograph by Gasper Tringale. 

In the Details | David Chang 

A panoply of eccentric biographical data RE: chefdom’s fretful ramen master.

HE IS the Virginia-raised son of Korean immigrants—educated in Vienna, a suburb of Washington, D.C., but well acquainted with Richmond, where his father had a business. Culinarily, this background has come to bear on such Chang creations as his Honeycrisp-apple kimchi with jowl bacon and Noodle Bar’s fried chicken served two ways, southern-style and Korean-style.

HIS FAVORITE extra-vocational activity is fly-fishing, which satisfies him, paradoxically, “because it’s constant dissatisfaction.”

HE HAS spent much of his life deliberately evading anything that smacks of normalcy. Of late, however, he finds himself thinking, “Man, normal might be really nice right now.”

Read more here. 

Photograph by Gasper Tringale. 

This Little Piggy Turns 10 
Anthony Bourdain 10 years of The Spotted Pig. 
Illustration by Tim Sheaffer.

This Little Piggy Turns 10 

Anthony Bourdain 10 years of The Spotted Pig. 

Illustration by Tim Sheaffer.

Liberté! Egalité! Fatigué! 
Could France be losing its panache, its je ne sais quoi? A. A. GIll reports. 
Illustration by Barry Blitt. 

Liberté! Egalité! Fatigué!

Could France be losing its panache, its je ne sais quoi? A. A. GIll reports. 

Illustration by Barry Blitt. 

Recipes for Disaster | James Wolcott on Celeb Chef Scandals
Illustration by Darrow.
O, beautiful for spacious grills! In honor of the Fourth, take a look at some mouthwatering BBQ food porn from the country’s top chefs. 
Poolside poisson. See more French food porn, courtesy of The Dutch’s Andrew Carmellini. Bon Appétit! 
Photograph by Andrew Carmellini
The United Steaks of America | A.A. Gill on the Defining Mouthful of Our Era
Photograph By Dominic Episcopo