The Chefs to Watch in 2015

Chandra Ram

A few years ago, I heard Ruth Reichl give a talk at the Culinary Institute of America’s Worlds of Flavor conference, about great restaurants. It was about a month after Gourmet had been unceremoniously shut down, and not surprisingly, she was nostalgic for the old days. She talked about the restaurant scene in Los Angeles in the 1980s, when Ma Maison and Chasen’s ruled, and a couple of young punks named...