8 of the World’s Most Inventive Vegan-Friendly Restaurants: When Cooking Vegetables Becomes an Art

Gone are the days when the word vegan evokes visions of generous portions of uninspiring beans and rice served up in an eccentric, hole-in-the-wall restaurant. To be vegan is increasingly becoming recognized, less as a protest against collective norms, and more as a socially and environmentally-conscious approach to living in a world threatened by diminishing…

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Creative Korean Sides Take Center Stage at Junghyun and Ellia Park’s Atoboy

A quick glimpse through the narrow window slivered into Atoboy’s concrete exterior and you would never guess that this discrete restaurant in Manhattan’s bustling NoMad neighborhood is leading the way in redefining western conceptions of Korean cuisine. Rather than serve well-known North American favorites, such as bulgogi or bimbimbap, Atoboy turns the spotlight on banchan;…

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Foraging In the Andes: Redefining Peruvian Cuisine with Central’s Virgilio Martinez

Virgilio Martinez does not limit his craftsmanship to the kitchen. After opening his restaurant Central in Lima, the Peruvian chef was driven to modify his style of cuisine after critics compared Central to restaurants in New York City and London. While visiting family in the the Andes Mountains, Martinez fell in love with Incan agriculture…

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