Tradition exists to be honored and improved upon. Venerable classics like grilled cheese sandwiches can only get better, according to chef Eric Greenspan. The food traditions of Italy are well documented, but for Roads & Kingdom’s Matt Goulding and writer Elizabeth Minchilli, there’s always more to learn. A year after opening Vespertine, chef Jordan Kahn wants to keep his diners guessing.
'Pasta, Pane, Vino,' Jordan Kahn, and grilled cheese
From this Episode:
'The Great Grilled Cheese Book'
Is there any snack more classic than a grilled cheese? When chef Eric Greenspan turned the cheese plate from one of his restaurants into a grilled cheese, he won the...
'Pasta, Pane, Vino'
The challenge of writing about Italy’s food traditions is finding something new to say, according to Roads & Kingdoms co-founder Matt Goulding. Photo by Alfredo Chiarappa.
Elizabeth Minchilli's view of Italy
Evan Kleiman credits Italian lifestyle writer Elizabeth Minchilli for showing her a different side of Italy over the course of their 25-year friendship.
Vespertine's first year
For chef Jordan Kahn, “intention is everything.” Photo by Christopher Ho.
A food justice pioneer looks back
Marion Nestle began working in food advocacy in 1976. She went on to pioneer the field of food studies at NYU, inspiring countless careers in food justice.