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Ann Redding and Matt DanzerUncle BoonsAnita LoAnnisaChris ShepherdUnderbellyJoshua McFaddenAva Gene’sCassidee DabneyThe Barn at Blackberry FarmPeter GilmoreQuayNormand LapriseToqué!Sven ChartierSaturneDong ZhenxiangDa DongDan HunterBraeSeiji YamamotoRyuGinRodrigo OliveiraMocotóDavid McMillan & Frédéric MorinJoe BeefSean BrockHuskMatt AbergelRōnin
Wylie Dufresnewd~50Lau Chiu ShingFook Lam MoonAlice WatersChez Panisse RestaurantChristian PuglisiRelæMichael O’HareThe Man Behind the CurtainPascal BarbotAstranceMauro ColagrecoMirazurOlivier RoellingerLa table Le Coquillage at Les Maisons de BricourtTim RaueTim RaueMassimiliano AlajmoLe CalandreDavid ChangMomofuku Ssäm BarRiccardo CamaniniRistorante Lido 84Hajime YonedaHAJIMEShinobu NamaeL'EFFERVESCENCEWojciech Modest Amaroatelier Amaro
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Matt OrlandoAmassAdeline Grattardyam’TchaHarald WohlfahrtRestaurant Schwarzwaldstube at Hotel Traube TonbachHans HaasTantrisAlex SanchezThe TableNiko RomitoRistorante RealeGennaro EspositoTorre del SaracinoMassimo BotturaOsteria FrancescanaHisato NakahigashiMiyamasouHiroshi SasakiGion SasakiChristophe HardiquestBon BonByung Jin KimGaonEsben Holmboe BangMaaemoGastón AcurioLa MarAlbert AdriàTickets
Carme RuscalledaSant PauAndoni Luis AdurizMugaritzJuan Mari & Elena ArzakArzakPetter NilssonSpritmuseumAndreas CaminadaSchloss SchauensteinLanshu ChenLe Moût RestaurantDavid ThompsonNahmMehmet GürsMiklaAlex Hozven and Kevin FarleyThe Cultured Pickle ShopBryant TerryAfro-Vegan, Vegan Soul KitchenTanya HollandBrown Sugar KitchenJames SyhaboutCommisThomas HaasThomas HaasCecilia ChiangThe MandarinAnthony MyintThe Perennial
Daniel PattersonCoiChad RobertsonTartineChristopher KostowThe Restaurant At MeadowoodDan GiustiBrigaidThomas KellerThe French LaundryCarlo MirarchiBlancaSven ElverfeldAqua at The Ritz CarltonDaniel BouludDanielRichard EkkebusAmberAnn Redding and Matt DanzerUncle BoonsAnita LoAnnisaChris ShepherdUnderbellyJoshua McFaddenAva Gene’sCassidee DabneyThe Barn at Blackberry FarmPeter GilmoreQuay
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Mauro ColagrecoMirazurOlivier RoellingerLa table Le Coquillage at Les Maisons de BricourtTim RaueTim RaueMassimiliano AlajmoLe CalandreDavid ChangMomofuku Ssäm BarRiccardo CamaniniRistorante Lido 84Hajime YonedaHAJIMEShinobu NamaeL'EFFERVESCENCEWojciech Modest Amaroatelier AmaroAccursio CraparoAccursio RistoranteKelly WhitakerBastaClare SmythCore by Clare SmythSimon RoganL'EnclumePaul CunninghamHenne Kirkeby KroEnrico CrippaPiazza Duomo
Tetsuya FujiwaraFujiya1935Virgilio MartinezCentralRené RedzepiNomaDavid KinchManresaRoy ChoiL.A. SonMei LinNightshade RestaurantDominique AnselDominique Ansel KitchenDaniel HummEleven Madison ParkDan BarberBlue Hill at Stone BarnsMartin PicardAu Pied de CochonTory McPhailCommander’s PalaceNathan MyhrvoldModernist CuisineBlaine WetzelThe Willows Inn on Lummi IslandGert De MangeleerHertog JanKobe DesramaultsIn de Wulf
Peter GoossensHof van CleveJames Knappett & Sandia ChangBubbledogsIsaac McHaleThe Clove ClubJason AthertonPollen Street SocialSat BainsRestaurant Sat BainsStephen HarrisThe SportsmanMichel GuérardLes Prés d’Eugénie - Michel GuérardAlexandre GauthierLa GrenouillèreBo BechGeistMatt OrlandoAmassAdeline Grattardyam’TchaHarald WohlfahrtRestaurant Schwarzwaldstube at Hotel Traube TonbachHans HaasTantrisAlex SanchezThe TableNiko RomitoRistorante Reale
Gennaro EspositoTorre del SaracinoMassimo BotturaOsteria FrancescanaHisato NakahigashiMiyamasouHiroshi SasakiGion SasakiChristophe HardiquestBon BonByung Jin KimGaonEsben Holmboe BangMaaemoGastón AcurioLa MarAlbert AdriàTicketsCarme RuscalledaSant PauAndoni Luis AdurizMugaritzJuan Mari & Elena ArzakArzakPetter NilssonSpritmuseumAndreas CaminadaSchloss SchauensteinLanshu ChenLe Moût Restaurant
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Sven ElverfeldAqua at The Ritz CarltonDaniel BouludDanielRichard EkkebusAmberAnn Redding and Matt DanzerUncle BoonsAnita LoAnnisaChris ShepherdUnderbellyJoshua McFaddenAva Gene’sCassidee DabneyThe Barn at Blackberry FarmPeter GilmoreQuayNormand LapriseToqué!Sven ChartierSaturneDong ZhenxiangDa DongDan HunterBraeSeiji YamamotoRyuGinRodrigo OliveiraMocotó
David McMillan & Frédéric MorinJoe BeefSean BrockHuskMatt AbergelRōninWylie Dufresnewd~50Lau Chiu ShingFook Lam MoonAlice WatersChez Panisse RestaurantChristian PuglisiRelæMichael O’HareThe Man Behind the CurtainPascal BarbotAstranceMauro ColagrecoMirazurOlivier RoellingerLa table Le Coquillage at Les Maisons de BricourtTim RaueTim RaueMassimiliano AlajmoLe CalandreDavid ChangMomofuku Ssäm BarRiccardo CamaniniRistorante Lido 84
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Dominique AnselDominique Ansel KitchenDaniel HummEleven Madison ParkDan BarberBlue Hill at Stone BarnsMartin PicardAu Pied de CochonTory McPhailCommander’s PalaceNathan MyhrvoldModernist CuisineBlaine WetzelThe Willows Inn on Lummi IslandGert De MangeleerHertog JanKobe DesramaultsIn de WulfPeter GoossensHof van CleveJames Knappett & Sandia ChangBubbledogsIsaac McHaleThe Clove ClubJason AthertonPollen Street SocialSat BainsRestaurant Sat BainsStephen HarrisThe Sportsman
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Esben Holmboe BangMaaemoGastón AcurioLa MarAlbert AdriàTicketsCarme RuscalledaSant PauAndoni Luis AdurizMugaritzJuan Mari & Elena ArzakArzakPetter NilssonSpritmuseumAndreas CaminadaSchloss SchauensteinLanshu ChenLe Moût RestaurantDavid ThompsonNahmMehmet GürsMiklaAlex Hozven and Kevin FarleyThe Cultured Pickle ShopBryant TerryAfro-Vegan, Vegan Soul KitchenTanya HollandBrown Sugar KitchenJames SyhaboutCommis
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Joshua McFaddenAva Gene’sCassidee DabneyThe Barn at Blackberry FarmPeter GilmoreQuayNormand LapriseToqué!Sven ChartierSaturneDong ZhenxiangDa DongDan HunterBraeSeiji YamamotoRyuGinRodrigo OliveiraMocotóDavid McMillan & Frédéric MorinJoe BeefSean BrockHuskMatt AbergelRōninWylie Dufresnewd~50Lau Chiu ShingFook Lam MoonAlice WatersChez Panisse Restaurant
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Normand Laprise, Toqué!

Montreal, Canada

“For me, to work locally is first and foremost about freshness.”

Normand Laprise is an icon of Québécois gastronomy whose cooking embodies the restaurant’s time and place. The farm-to-table philosophy may be widely accepted now, but he was bucking industry standards before it was in vogue. After years of cultivating relationships with purveyors and encouraging the production of high-quality, local ingredients, Toqué! has also become a learning center for young cooks.

Sophie’s Cold Cod Soup  (2000)

“Recipes always begin with either a story or an accident. Fifteen years ago, preoccupied by the changes he wanted to make to the menu, Normand woke up in the middle of the night to be alone in the restaurant’s kitchen. When he got back home, he told Sophie, his wife, about all the new dishes he’d made up. The last one really made an impression. A cold cod soup, really? Her and the serving staff were pretty surprised. Normand got everyone to taste it and the team simply loved it. But never as much as Sophie did.”

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