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Chef Mon Nov 18 2013

Homaro Cantu Charts the Trotter's Family Tree

In the wake of the death of Charlie Trotter Homaro Cantu, chef and owner of Moto and iNG and a well-known veteran of Trotter's kitchen, created this family tree of past chefs, sommeliers, management and servers from the famed restaurant with photos of each.

As Cantu acknowledged on Twitter today, there are plenty of gaps still to be filled in -- including such notable alumni as Curtis Duffy, Mindy Segal and Grant Achatz (however briefly). The tree might also include Trotter's roots, cooking under such culinary luminaries as Gordon Sinclair, Carrie Nahabedian and Norman Van Aken.

Depending on how far and deep Cantu goes, this family tree's limbs could spread across the entire country. It's a testament to the influence Trotter had in the culinary world.

 
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Feature Thu Dec 31 2015

The State of Food Writing

By Brandy Gonsoulin

In 2009, food blogging, social media and Yelp were gaining popularity, and America's revered gastronomic magazine Gourmet shuttered after 68 years in business. Former Cook's Illustrated editor-in-chief Chris Kimball followed with an editorial, stating that "The shuttering of Gourmet reminds...
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