Obama may not have a Secretary of the Tasty yet, but we do. A bunch of them
Introducing the Salon Kitchen Cabinet: an esteemed group of brilliant chefs, cooks, wine and beer experts, explorers, historians, and at least one dude who cuts up cows and pigs for a living.
They are some of the most thoughtful, creative, smart and skilled people I know, and they’re here to help us answer your questions, whether you want to know how to fix your shoe-tough pie crust or you want to know about the philosophical implications of butter versus Crisco. (Send us your questions here!)
But, in the spirit of Salon, I also envision this group as more than that. I see it as a gathering of minds giving critical perspectives on larger questions of how food and drink work in the creative, social, political and environmental realms. We’ll be chatting with them frequently, and I hope you’ll join in.
So put your hands together and please welcome:
Amanda Cohen, chef-owner, Dirt Candy
Anna Lappe, co-founder, Small Planet Institute
Ann Cashion, chef-owner, Johnny’s Half Shell
Brooks Hamaker, founding brewmaster, Abita Brewing Co.
Bryant Terry, chef and Food Justice activist
Clark Wolf, food and restaurant consultant
Grant Achatz, chef-owner, Alinea
Greg Higgins, chef-owner, Higgins
Jessica Harris, professor, Queens College
John T. Edge, director, Southern Foodways Alliance
Michael Laiskonis, executive pastry chef, Le Bernardin
Peter Jacobsen, grower-owner, Jacobsen Orchards
Shelby Kibler, principal, Bake! Zingerman’s Teaching Bakery
Steven Kolpan, chairman of wine studies, Culinary Institute of America
Tara Thomas, senior editor, Wine & Spirits magazine
Tom Mylan, butcher-owner, the Meat Hook
Wylie Dufresne, chef-owner, wd-50