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  • A Perfect Day in NYC with Momofuku's Christina Tosi

    Christina Tosi, the star pastry chef at New York’s renowned Momofuku restaurants and Momofuku Milk Bar bakeries, rarely has a day off. But when she does, the Brooklyn resident—and first-time author of a new cookbook, Milk—makes it count. Here she describes her ideal day in New York City.

    Posted by Fodor's Guest Blogger on December 16, 2011 at 4:38:03 PM EST in Trip Ideas
  • Top Chef Travels: Momofuku's David Chang on NYC Restaurants

    Where does this chef-owner of some of Manhattan's most popular restaurants like to eat on his days off? That's what we wanted to know. Here, Chang shares his top restaurant picks (and dishes) in the city right now.

    Posted by Carolyn Galgano on October 21, 2009 at 3:59:07 PM EDT in Deals Tagged: foliage, bermuda
  • Top Chef Travels: Vikram Vij on Vancouver's Best

    Talk to any Vancouver resident, and he or she will tell you that no visit to the western Canadian city is complete without dining at Vij's. The upscale Indian eatery is the brainchild of Vikram Vij, an Indian born chef who grew up honing his passion for cooking at fine dining restaurants in Austria and Canada.

    Posted by Fodor's Guest Blogger on October 12, 2009 at 4:53:53 PM EDT in Deals
  • Top Chef Travels: Wolfgang Puck's Capri

    Although Wolfgang Puck's ever-expanding empire has taken him all over world, he recently sat down with Fodor's to discuss the Italian island of Capri, a destination that has special personal significance to him, as it is the place where he married Gelila Assefa in 2007. Puck reveals what he loves most about this island getaway, and lets us in on his favorite places to eat and stay when visiting.

    Posted by Carolyn Galgano on September 09, 2009 at 9:07:40 AM EDT in Deals
  • Top Chef Travels: Donald Link

    New Orleans chef Donald Link talks with Fodor's about some of his favorite local spots in the Big Easy, the city where he spends his days and nights. He reveals where to go for the tastiest crawfish, the sloppiest po' boy sandwich, and of course, where to drink (other than on Bourbon Street).

    Posted by Carolyn Galgano on June 01, 2009 at 4:23:13 PM EDT in Deals
  • Top Chef Travels with Mario Batali

    As owner of acclaimed restaurants across the country—including the award-winning Babbo Ristorante e Enoteca, in New York City, and his latest venture, Carnevino Italian Steakhouse, in Las Vegas—Mario Batali has dedicated his career to perfecting and promoting the cuisine of his ancestors. Fodor's recently spoke with Batali about Bologna, his favorite Italian city, which he visits approximately two to three times a year. Here are a few of the things he loves about this top culinary destination, including the best places to eat, stay, and eat some more. Fodor's: Bologna is known for all types of great food. Do you have a favorite place to shop for cured meats? Mario Batali: Yes, Tamburini– without a doubt, the best deli in the city. It's a giant place filled with all kinds of cured meats, and they also have a beautiful cheese counter. I try to taste something called culatello, which is kind of the heart of the prosciutto. It's made in Zibello, which is right near there and

    Posted by Carolyn Galgano on May 21, 2008 at 10:03:08 AM EDT in Deals
  • Top Chef Travels: Alice Waters

    It would be an understatement to call Alice Waters influential; more apt would be food revolutionary, or America's premier culinary icon. Indeed, no one has moved more earth in America's locally grown, organic food movement than the 63-year-old chef, author, and restaurateur. In 1971, decades before the local food movement took hold, she opened the now-legendary Berkeley restaurant Chez Panisse, serving exclusively organic and seasonal cuisine. As part of her Chez Panisse Foundation, Waters has focused in recent years on initiatives such as The Edible Schoolyard, a non-profit program teaching students about organic and seasonal gardening. Waters recently talked with Fodor's about her favorite places near her home in the Bay Area, where she spends most of her time. She reveals the area's best shops, what she does on a day off, and -- as one might expect -- her favorite farmers' markets. Fodor's: Tell us about Chez Panisse. What can people expect when dining there? AW: It's a house that was

    Posted by Carolyn Galgano on March 13, 2008 at 11:59:59 PM EDT in Deals
  • Top Chef Travels -- Anthony Bourdain

    "Kitchen Confidential" author Anthony Bourdain talks about the pleasures of eating and living in New York City...

    Posted by Carolyn Galgano on March 10, 2008 at 11:59:59 PM EDT in Deals
  • Top Chef Travels: Ming Tsai

    The Boston-based chef talks about life in Beantown, where to buy the best clothing, and more...

    Posted by Carolyn Galgano on March 06, 2008 at 11:59:51 PM EST in Deals
  • Top Chef Travels -- Cat Cora

    The Food Network celeb talks about the pleasures of living in Santa Barbara...

    Posted by Carolyn Galgano on February 28, 2008 at 11:59:51 PM EST in Deals