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Michael Harlan Turkell captures the inner workings of kitchens and documents the lives of chefs in their restaurant world. On The Food Seen, he'll further explore the amalgamation of food and art by talking to artists from a multitude of media. Guest will range from photographers, food stylists, interior architects for restaurants, industrial designers -- all the players that make you want to eat with your eyes. Get ready to feast your ears!
For more check out Michael's website: www.HarlanTurk.com
Michael Harlan Turkell, a once aspiring chef and now freelance photographer, captures the inner workings of kitchens for his award-winning “BACK OF THE HOUSE” project, which documents the lives of chefs in the restaurant world. As former photo editor of Edible Brooklyn and Edible Manhattan, his recurring BACK OF THE HOUSE series appeared in the magazines from 2006 to 2011. Michael was nominated for a James Beard Foundation Award in Visual Storytelling and was featured in 25 Under 25: Up-and-Coming American Photographers V2 (PowerHouse Books). He received a Photo District News Photo Annual Award and his photos have been printed in an array of publications and cookbooks.
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The Food Seen - Episode 155 - Chez Jose, A Vegetable-Focused Pop-Up
On today’s THE FOOD SEEN, we learn that Chez Jose is much more than a pop-up restaurant- it’s a purpose. Jose Ramirez-Ruiz grew up on the small island of Puerto Rico. He became worldly through cooking. His food reflects a journey- from Michelin starred kitchens, to European gardens. An ideology borrowed from a mentor, Oriol Rovira of Els Casals in Spain, to 1. “Tencat Cercles” (close the circles) and 2. create and follow your own train of thought, brings Jose to the vegetable focused forefront, in collaboration with his partner, Pam Yung. Together, what they’re creating is a space for their food to exist, based on their relations with it, in hopes to find it’s/their identity through it all. Thanks to our sponsor, Fairway Market. Thanks to Cookies for today's music.
"It took me a couple of years to realize what I learned in Europe. I met many amazing European cooks, but I always believed that European cooks could cook circles around me. But American cooks are very good. It gave me more confidence." [15:50]
"If I am an American chef in an American kitchen, why can't I be proud of that? Why am I always looking to French kitchens?" [23:00]
-- Jose Ramirez Ruiz on THE FOOD SEEN…read more