Exclusive Q&A with Chef Seth Levine

After being a contestant on Fox's hit reality series Hell's Kitchen in 2007, Chef Seth Levine has been taking the culinary world by storm. Levine has steadily compiled an impressive résumé, which runs the gamut from taking the role as executive chef for both Georgica and Wine and Roses in New York, opening POP YOGURT- one of the hottest frozen yogurt shops in Manhattan, and becoming a contributing editor to the internationally-distributed FOOD Magazine.

Celebrating a Culinary Icon

Chicago's classiest dining club, ChicaGourmets, gathered Saturday for a Julia Child-inspired luncheon at Naha to celebrate Joan Reardon's new book, As Always, Julia. Reardon, a culinary historian who knew Child personally, compiled hundreds of letters between Child and her friend Avis DeVoto, and adding a little commentary of her own.

Reviewers have said Avis is the star of the book, because she brings out a side of Julia that few saw. The two discuss politics, literature and even sex, giving readers a chance to peer into the mind a culinary icon. As for the process of editing the book, Reardon said it gave her a greater appreciation of Julia beyond her cooking prowess.