November 2022: The Chef's Issue

Food is an experience, and cooking is an expression of love, passion and feelings. In this month’s Chefs Issue, we’ll get to explore all the different facets of being a chef — both novice and professional — and gain a broader perspective of the purpose of food and cooking. You’ll get to meet Este’s creator Chef Fermín Núñez, learn some tasty holiday recipes, understand what being a personal chef is like, take a look inside the mental wellness of chefs, and more! Let’s feast!

 
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From The November 2022 Issue

November 1, 2022
Leadership in the kitchen has stepped away from looking like someone barking orders to staff. For Chef Fermín Núñez, leadership has a much more tasteful palette. Núñez is the executive chef of Suerte, an...
November 1, 2022
Just like us, influencers have busy schedules! Especially when you’re on the move all day and don’t have time to “graze” as you please, or if you travel frequently for work and don’t always...
November 1, 2022
Maintaining your wellness can be a daunting task; you can easily feel overwhelmed while trying to choose the right wellness routine. Austin-based chef Kiele Jael Stanton tries to address this issue by connecting food...
November 1, 2022
Whenever anyone asks me what my favorite part about Austin is, my answer is always the same: Hands down, above anything else, the community. I love how many like-minded individuals live here who love...
November 1, 2022
Having started out as a private chef, Chef Carlos Crusco attended L’Ecole Ritz Escoffier in Paris, France and now runs a successful catering company in Austin. AFM got to speak with Crusco about how...
November 1, 2022
Food isn’t just a necessity; it’s an experience. A memorable experience that personal chefs like Michael Wards create with their cooking.  Aside from cooking great food, personal chefs wear many other hats — chef,...
November 1, 2022
While in Austin, I’ve been lucky to have incredible chefs as both clients and friends. But common themes I’ve seen are both a burning passion for work and a backpack full of stress.  From...
November 1, 2022
Hello AFM! This month’s featured pet is Fotis, brought to you by Austin Pets Alive! Fotis is a gorgeous dog who had a rough life before he went into a foster home just a...
November 1, 2022
After eight exhausting hours of work, you come home and open the fridge, hoping to find something easy to make for dinner. You’ve been fantasizing about relaxing on the couch with pasta since the...
November 1, 2022
After a tough year of great trainers who were all eager to kick my butt, AFM and I decided that I could use a recovery day. So, we headed to “Recover Mo’s Butt” at...
November 1, 2022
Some people approach food during holidays the same way they’d approach a bomb: with a lot of hesitation. But eating doesn’t have to be a difficult or all-consuming task.  Food is just food, but...
November 1, 2022
The holidays are here, and we’re surrounded by family, friends and fabulous food! This month, I met with Chef Tiffany Blackmon — creator of My So-Called Fabulous podcast, cookbook author and lifestyle influencer —...
November 1, 2022
Is soup considered a “healthy food”? Why do people recommend eating soup when we’re sick or injured? To understand how healthy food works, it's important to know our bodies are made up of cells...
November 1, 2022
When Nat Gelb was younger, food was a means of connecting with his parents and brother. Over time, he came to view food as a medium through which he can connect not only with...
November 1, 2022
Last year, I surveyed my Instagram followers on which quarter of the year is the most challenging to stay on track with taking care of their bodies. The overall consensus was the last quarter...
November 1, 2022
Ingredients 2 medium baked sweet potatoes 8 tablespoons brown sugar ½ teaspoon cinnamon ½ teaspoon salt ½ cup raisins (optional); currants, craisins or dried cherries are good, too! 1 cup apples thinly sliced 3...
November 1, 2022
Just as fitness can help an everyday person combat bad habits, so it can help the traditional restaurant chef. Whether it be alcoholism or bad diets, many chefs often turn to bad habits like...
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