Chefs to Watch 2014: Will Gilson, Puritan & Company, Cambridge, Mass.

Martha Bayne

Some regional cuisines smack of the exotic: consider the richly layered flavors of Cajun and Creole cooking, or the farm-fresh fruits and vegetables that helped California cuisine capture the American imagination in the 1980s. But when you think about Yankee cooking, it brings to mind … what? Pudding, porridge and pot roast? Or maybe just chowder, as far as the eye can see. With two-year-old Puritan & Company, Will...