Today’s Chef’s Story is broadcast from the International Culinary Center in downtown Manhattan! The executive chef of Pearl & Ash, Trae Basore, joins us to talk about his upbringing in the hometown of Walmart – “it still had a very much small town feel to it” – and the main inspiration for his career in food: his grandfather.

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“[My grandfather] would even cook from Julia Child’s cookbooks. His collection  of cookbooks – I got a majority of them when he passed – is still ridiculous. I haven’t even been through all the boxes yet.” [07:45] – Trae Basore