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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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On today’s episode of THE FOOD SEEN, meet Jamie Bissonnette, who was a punk rock listening, straight edge vegan, rocking out to hardcore bands like Bad Brains and Gorilla Biscuits, before he found the culinary arts. Now he’s chef/partner tapas restaurants, Toro (Boston) and Toro (NYC), as well as Italian enoteca, Coppa, in Boston’s South End. How has his collaborations with Chef Ken Oringer, set new standards for Spanish cuisine in the USA, continued to manage their clientele’s high expectations from the South End to South Chelsea, all while introducing new concepts in charcuterie and promoting the idea of nose to tail eating. This program was brought to you by Whole Foods Market.
Photo by Noah Fecks
"Being a chef with a dull knife is like being a musician with an out of tune guitar." [11:00]
"Being a chef is being a teacher. Anybody can teach anybody how to fry an egg properly. I can teach anybody how to roast a chicken. As a chef, i wanted to teach cooks something different." [25:00]
--Jamie Bissonnette on The Food Seen…read more