Chefs and Restaurants

Harlem Chef Russell Jackson Reveals His Hardworking Apron in Our Centerfold

Caroline Hatchett

After 40 years in the kitchen, Russell Jackson could no longer bear wearing a traditional apron, whose straps aggravated two inflamed discs in his neck. Plus, at Reverence, his Harlem restaurant designed with an open kitchen and dining bar, the chef needed a way to look sharp and keep his tools on hand rather than racing back to his station every time he needed a pair of tweezers or a tasting...