Airplane Chefs Game Slanders New York With Selection of Iconic Food

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I spent so much money on a phone not because I need to have the latest technology in order to live my life and communicate with other people. It’s because I need something that can hold all the memory taken up by the obscene amount of games I have download, even though they are all essentially the same. My latest obsession is a time management cooking game called Airplane Chefs. In Airplane Chefs you are a stewardess in a major city and you have to serve all of the customers on your flight in the time allotted. Easy shit is made challenging by the “cooking” you have to do, which varies based on the city you have landed in. The draw of the game is the shifting food, which is supposed to be thematically reflective of the real-life location.

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The special recipes from Mum that inspired top chefs to follow their dreams

“I grew up in the south of Ukraine, in a small town about an hour from Crimea. Mum’s cooking was really varied – day-to-day it was traditional Ukranian food, but when we got our first cookbook in the ’90s, translated from a Canadian chef, she started expanding her repertoire with coq au vin and other things.

“I never took much interest in food as a child or a teenager. It was when I was an adult that I realised what an amazing source of skill and knowledge my whole family is, but especially my mum. She knew so many recipes that people over here had never heard of, let alone eaten. When I secured the deal for my first book, Mamushka, I went to Ukraine and followed Mum around with a set of scales and spoons – she cooks intuitively, so there was no recipe for most of the dishes.

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Get a taste of the life of these famous chefs

"Hosts Anthony Bourdain and Carla Hall Sample Battling Chefs' Creations at the 2014 Event" by DC Central Kitchen is licensed under CC BY 2.0
“Hosts Anthony Bourdain and Carla Hall Sample Battling Chefs’ Creations at the 2014 Event” by DC Central Kitchen is licensed under CC BY 2.0

Creativity in cooking has given rise to a new type of fame in recent decades: the celebrity chef. 

Thanks to dedicated network programming by the Food Network, Travel Channel, Netflix, and the Cooking Channel, there is no shortage of mouthwatering, chef-hosted programming; even Oprah’s getting in on the foodie fun with her recently announced OWN in the Kitchen featuring an all-female lineup. 

Memorable quotes by famous chefs that make us say *chefs kiss*

Food has so much power, and so do words. Here are some memorable celebrity chef quotes that we love:

“People who love to eat are always the best people.”Julia Child 

“I love my pizza so much, in fact, that I have come to believe in my delirium

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Elijah Milligan: Today’s Obstacles For Black Chefs, From COVID-19 To Soul Food

Elijah Milligan is all about baby steps. After more than 15 years in the restaurant business, the chef is happy to note that the changes he’s been fighting for are finally taking hold across the industry. Much of that is due to what he calls his “baby,” Cooking for the Culture, a culinary network devoted to connecting and helping Black chefs all around the country. The project has made headlines through a series of pop-up dinners helmed by minority cooks — but the effort goes much deeper than that. In this Voices in Food story, the professional chef tells Anna Rahmanan about the struggles he’s had to overcome, how COVID-19 and the Black Lives Matter movement have positively affected the gastronomy world and what dining will likely look like in the near future.

On being one of the few Black chefs on the scene

I’ve been a chef now

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