The November issue of Food & Wine may have a familiar feel to New York readers. The magazine’s 40 Big Thinkers 40 & Under list features eight local up-and-comers in the flavor world. Food & Wine believes that these chosen few are “changing the way Americans eat and drink” and with 20 percent of the list comprised by New Yorkers, there should be no shortage of taste innovation in The Big Apple.
The 40 Big Thinkers 40 & Under are a mixed bunch, ranging from new media experts, to wine and spirits entrepreneurs, and even a White House food-policy advisor. Making the cut from New York were: Midtown Lunch founder Zach Brooks, Eataly vegetable butcher Jennifer Rubell, Tasting Table’s Geoff Bartakovics and Nick Fauchald, food Takedown king Matt Timms, Roberta’s Brandon Hoy and Chris Parachini, and cookbook author/Food52 co-founder Amanda Hesser.