On the Dish

Stories behind the food we love.
Fabio Viviani

This Top Chef Put His Dessert in a Jar; A Brand Was Born

By Mackenzie Filson

We’ve grown accustomed to dining with our phones (hey, phone eats first!). Chef Fabio Vivani has concocted an original new dessert. Get your cameras ready.

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freedom a la cart staff

Freedom a la Cart Serves Up So Much More Than Meals

By AnnMarie Mattila

A cafe in Columbus, Ohio, known for its blueberry chia bowl and avocado toast, is also known for helping survivors of human trafficking.

brian malarkey with his line of oils

Top Chef Brian Malarkey Loves Cooking Oils; Here’s Why

By Elizabeth Hazard

What does it take to open a successful restaurant? We asked Chef Brian Malarkey of San Diego’s Herb & Wood and Animae.

Heather Jansz

Meet Minnesota’s Curry Diva. She Sings, too.

By Mia Salas

Heather Jansz has taken her passion for Sri Lankan cooking to the next level with pop-up “Diva dinners.” And if you’re lucky, that comes with a song.

genevieve brazelton

The Sweet Business of Bitters

By Sarah Strong

Genevieve Brazelton went from blogger to founder, launching her own company, Portland, Oregon’s The Bitter Housewife.

drawing of a bear reading a book

Did Hemingway Drink Here? Ask a Michigan Bookstore Owner

Springtime is coming to this quaint Lake Michigan getaway. A fan and purveyor of local literature recommends some good reads & eats.

dawn and family

Pies with a Purpose in Louisville, Kentucky

By Brionne Frazier

A nod to a grandmother’s legacy and input from friends and family led this early childhood specialist to a career in pies.

lisa costa

All You Need Is Peace, Love & Dough

By Mia Salas

For Queens, New York-based Lisa Costa, baking is not only a passion, but the means to a social justice movement.

michael platt

Maryland High School Student Serves Up Desserts for a Good Cause

By Sophie Claman

Teen baker, entrepreneur and food justice advocate Michael Platt makes life a whole lot sweeter by using his talent in the kitchen for good.

shaun stoothoff

Couture and Cooking Define This Maine Chef

By Victoria Pardo

Cooking is an art. So is fashion. Maine’s Shaun Stoothoff does both.

korean corndog

Umbrella Bar is Bringing a Korean Night Market to an Atlanta Food Hall

By Sarah Strong

KSP Restaurant Group knows high concept Asian food. Their latest project is coming soon to the popular Ponce City Market.