Chefs to Watch 2015: Pamela Yung & Jose Ramirez-Ruiz, Semilla, New York City

Heather Sperling

When was the last time you had a meal that transformed your ideas about cabbage? Unless you’ve been to Semilla in the past year, the answer is probably… never. In their 463-square-foot, 18-seat Brooklyn restaurant, José Ramírez-Ruiz and Pamela Yung are working miracles with culinary underdogs—specifically vegetables and grains (semilla is the Spanish word for "seed," after all).