Andrew Talks to Chefs

Episode 159: Christine Lau (Kimika, NYC); Russell Jackson on the Safety First program

Episode Summary

Christine Lau discusses the origins of her distinctive Japanese-Italian food at Kimika in NYC. Russell Jackson on the new Safety First guidebooks he helped produce to guide restaurants through how to operate as safely as possible during COVID.

Episode Notes

One of Andrew's favorite recent meals in NYC was a dinner at Kimika, a newly opened restaurant in lower Manhattan, where chef Christine Lau serves up a distinct and very flavorful mashup of Italian and Japanese influences. Christine sat down with Andrew to discuss her path to the kitchen, which ran through stints as a high school and college athlete and myriad other professions, before committing to her very successful career. 

And in our weekly news and commentary segment, The Line-Up, chef Russell Jackson of Reverence restaurant in New York City, who helped put together the recently released Safety First program with Food & Society of The Aspen Institute, discusses the genesis and development of these comprehensive handbooks and one-sheets.

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