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Not long ago, Philadelphias culinary identity could be described in one word: Cheesesteak. But today youre as likely to hear food lovers discussing Iron Chef Jose Garces, restaurant mogul Stephen Starr, Marc Is this the Best Italian Restaurant in America? Vetri, and the gelato genius of Capogiro. Youll find them crowding into Honeys Sit n Eat for a Jewish-Southern brunch, lining up for bespoke cocktails at Franklin Mortgage & Investment Co., and planning a year in advance for dinner at Talulas Table. And these Philly food devotees are always hungry for more.
One thing hasnt changed since the citys cheesesteak days, when friendly rivalries between vendors earned the humble sandwich its place atop Philly foodie lore. The personalitiesthe talented, memorable chefs in the citys kitchensare the driving force behind the citys current restaurant revolution. Philadelphia Chefs Table captures this vibrant moment in Philadelphias dining scene through recipes from and conversations with more thanfifty of the citys most influential and well-known chefs.