Next week, over forty Texas chefs will join an assortment of high-profile colleagues from across the country for the second edition of Austin’s Hot Luck—a deliberately low-key, chef-driven food and music festival produced by James Beard Award winner Aaron Franklin, Guerilla Suit principal James Moody, and Mike Thelin, cofounder of Feast Portland. We used Hot Luck as an excuse to dial up three of its participating chefs and talk about the business side of food, what to ask your waiter, the pitfalls of celebrity chef culture, and, in one case, our fragile political divide. John Taser, from Knife at the Highland Dallas, is a Top Chef regular. He already had a reputation for playing the heel before he was on reality television, but it’s not bravado he…View Original Post
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