'Interviews' on Serious Eats

Chika Tillman's ChikaLicious Dessert Bar Stands the Sweet Test of Time

Chika Tillman of ChikaLicious owns a Dessert Bar and Dessert Club in New York City and teaches chefs internationally how to carry our her "ChikaLicious way" of treating incredibly seasonal ingredients with a light hand and much care. Ten years on she's still running strong, and we caught up with her to hear about her unchanging philosophies, unique space, and the one dessert that changed her life. More

Emilia's Pizza: Keith Freilich Opens Up on Ovens, Bad Accountants, and Pizza Miracles in Berkeley, CA

For the last five years, we've been hearing a lot about the Bay Area pizza scene. That's mostly due to a large swath of legitimately great pizzerias, but the noise has definitely been amplified by big names like Mangieri and Gemignani. Nonetheless, one of my favorite pizzas in Berkeley is made by someone who consciously flies below the radar. Keith Freilich is the owner of one of the more impressive resumes in recent memory...and he agreed to share some of his experience with us. More

Chef Elizabeth Falkner, from Citizen Cake to Krescendo to Corvo Bianco

Chef Elizabeth Faulkner of San Francisco's wildly popular Citizen Cake moved out to open Krescendo in Brooklyn and then left in in less than a year, which floored some people in the serious eating and food media worlds. Now, at the newly opened Corvo Bianco in what was once the Upper West Side's iconic Endicott Hotel lobby, she's serving up plates both ambitious and comforting, and logging in long days to develop her menu just right for the extremely wanting neighborhood. More

Pizza Obsessives: Kate Andersen, Slice's New Contributing Editor

In the few short months since I gleefully took on the role of Slice editor (aka Lady Slice), I've been lucky enough to add Associate Editor of Serious Eats to my honorific. And while juggling both roles has been a delightful exercise in time management, I am extraordinarily pleased to welcome Kate Andersen to the team as Slice's new Contributing Editor. What better way to get to know her than a good old-fashioned round of Pizza Obsessives? More

How a Restaurant with a 25 Year-Old Chef Opened in Four Weeks

Chef Vanessa Miller was part of the team that opened The Dalloway in Soho in only one month, despite that fact that she's never worked in New York before and had a lot of catching up to do. Her small plates won over patrons and bits of press but, at only 25, she's well aware that her palate and preferences are still nowhere near set. We chatted with Chef Vanessa about what that experience was like and how being young sometimes gives the advantage. More

What Are You Drinking, Lance Winters?

Master distiller Lance Winters produces delicious small-batch gin, absinthe, whiskey, rum, and more at St. George Spirits in Alameda, CA. We recently chatted with Winters about what he's drinking, how he got started in the distilling business, where craft distilling is going in the US, and a few fun projects he's releasing soon. More

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