Andrew Friedman sits down with Rachael Yang, the 2017 James Beard Foundation Award nominee for the Best Chef: Northwest. Rachael is famous for putting her own spin on Korean food at her Seattle and Portland restaurants. Her wide-ranging conversation with Andrew touches on how cooking became Rachael’s third language and and why food should be “down and dirty.”

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Rachel Yang’s cuisine is informed equally by her personal history as a Korean native as well as her kitchen experience at restaurants Per Se, Essex House, and DB Bistro Moderne. Along with her Co-Chef and husband, Seif Chirchi, Yang owns three Seattle restaurants: Joule, a contemporary Korean steakhouse that was named one of 2013’s Best New Restaurants in America by Bon Appétit, and Revel, a lively, casual space for street food-style comfort food. Trove, one of GQ’s 25 Best New Restaurants 2015, features noodle bar, Korean bbq, and parfait window. Now Portland is the new home for her latest and most exciting restaurant, Revelry, opened in August 2016.

Thanks to our engineer, Aaron Parecki of Stream PDX.

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