Food & Wine (F&W) magazine has announced its 35th class of Food & Wine Best New Chefs. The list highlights 11 of who they say are the “most dynamic and up-and-coming chefs” in the country. A chef from Philadelphia has been named one of the best new chefs in America.

The magazine’s selection process is very thorough. To be eligible for the F&W Best New Chef award, chefs who have been in charge of a kitchen or pastry program for five years or less can be nominated. The process starts with editors receiving nominations from food writers, cookbook authors, Best New Chef alums, and other trusted experts around the country.

After the nominations, F&W’s Restaurant Editor Khushbu Shah travels across the country to visit 23 cities in three months and dine at dozens of restaurants. Then Shah searches for the most promising and dynamic chefs right now according to the magazine’s methodology. Once the chefs have been notified of their Best New Chef award, F&W conducts background checks and requires each chef to share an anonymous multilingual survey with their staff. This survey aims to gauge the workplace culture at each chef’s establishment.

One of the 2023 class of Best New Chefs is in Philly

Philly’s very own Amanda Shulman earned a spot on F&W‘s Best New Chefs list this year. The magazine highlighted Shulman’s Her Place Supper Club as their “new favorite place to eat in Philadelphia.” According to F&W, Shulman always had a passion for food, even as an undergrad at the University of Pennsylvania. “While many college kids were doing keg stands and eating cereal or instant ramen for every meal,” they wrote. “Amanda Shulman would go to the Italian Market in Philadelphia to buy a whole pig.”

Let’s talk Her Place Supper Club

You can find Her Place Supper Club at 1740 Sansom St. in Philly. The restaurant’s website mentions that it has a relaxed, dinner party vibe, and they like to switch up their menu regularly, sometimes every couple of weeks or even daily, and occasionally make changes on the spot.

The menu at Her Place Supper Club features elements of French and Italian cuisine, with occasional touches of Jewish influence, as pointed out on their website. They offer two seatings for 24 guests each, one at 6 p.m. and another at 8:30 p.m. You must have a reservation to dine there.

Her Place Supper Club has garnered attention from customers, earning 4.5 out of 5 stars on Yelp. According to one review, “From both of my experiences, all the food has absolutely blown me away. They can take any dish and make it incredibly flavorful.” Another reviewer simply stated, “Her Place is worth the hype and deserves every award and accolade they receive.”

Find out more about F&W’s Best New Chef winner here.

6 Go-To Meals for Adults Who Eat Like Children

Ever catch yourself secretly craving those comfort foods from your childhood? Eating habits are a fundamental aspect of our daily lives, reflecting our culture, upbringing, and personal preferences. It’s natural for children to have unique and sometimes unconventional eating habits. But it’s interesting to know that there are adults who proudly embrace eating like children. Gravitating towards what some might call “childish meals.” These people, unapologetically, opt for the comforting and familiar flavors of childhood, turning to dishes that might make a Michelin-star chef raise an eyebrow.

One reason adults may adopt childlike eating habits is the comfort of familiarity. Many of us have fond memories of childhood meals and snacks, and for some, replicating these flavors can provide a sense of nostalgia and security. Whether indulging in a favorite cereal or enjoying a classic peanut butter and jelly sandwich, these comfort foods can offer a brief escape from the complexities of adult life.

Childish meals are straightforward and hassle-free

In times of stress or challenges, these dishes offer a sense of security and ease, like a cozy blanket for the palate. The preparation and consumption of childish meals are straightforward and hassle-free.

After a demanding day, adults may go for dishes that require minimal effort and decision-making. Adulting can be overwhelming at times, with its responsibilities, stressors, and expectations. Eating like a child can serve as a temporary escape from these pressures. It’s a way to rebel against the constraints of adulthood, if only for a moment. In a world that often demands seriousness and discipline, indulging in playful and carefree eating can be a form of self-care.

Shared sense of nostalgia

Interestingly, eating like a child can also be a social activity. It might serve as a bonding experience among friends or family members, creating a shared sense of nostalgia. This behavior can be especially prevalent at themed parties, where adults gather to relive their childhoods through food and games.

Food preferences are highly subjective. Some adults simply enjoy the taste and texture of these childhood dishes, regardless of any deeper motivations. Personal taste plays a significant role in meal choices.

Dishes like peanut butter and jelly sandwiches, mac ‘n’ cheese, or chicken tenders offer comfort, memories, and a connection to the past. So, when you see someone enjoying their favorite childhood meal, remember it’s more than just food. It’s a reminder that simple joys are often the best.

Take a look at these go-to meals for adults who eat like children.

  • Macaroni and Cheese

    Gooey, cheesy, and served with a side of warm nostalgia, mac ‘n’ cheese has an enduring appeal for many adults. Its simplicity and comfort make it a beloved choice among those who eat like children. Plus, it’s easy to make or dump out of a box into a pot.

    American creamy macaroni and cheese pasta

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  • Peanut Butter and Jelly Sandwiches:

    The classic combination of creamy peanut butter and sweet jelly or jam between two slices of bread is a timeless favorite. It’s a simple pleasure that resonates with adults seeking a taste of their carefree days. A sweet and nutty symphony that satisfies the kid in you with refined taste.

    Homemade Crustless Peanut Butter and Jelly Sandwich with Chips

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  • Chicken Tenders and Fries

    Crispy chicken tenders paired with seasoned fries provide a satisfying and familiar meal. Their widespread availability makes them a reliable choice for those moments when you’re not sure what to order. This childhood classic still holds a special place in the hearts (and palates) of adults who appreciate its uncomplicated goodness.

    Homemade Crispy Chicken Tenders and French Fries on a white plate, side view.

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  • Sloppy Joe

    Sloppy Joe’s are messy and fun to eat. An explosion of ground beef, onions, peppers, and a tangy tomato sauce that’s so messy, you’ll need a bib (or a sense of adventure). Enjoy it piled high on a fresh brioche bun, and embrace the chaos as you bite into this wild and wonderfully messy delight.

    Salsa Sloppy Joe

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  • Cereal and Milk

    Many adults grew up eating cereal as a staple breakfast or snack. It brings back fond memories of childhood mornings and simple, carefree times. Cereal is incredibly convenient. It requires minimal preparation too. Just pour it into a bowl, add milk, and you’re good to go. This makes it an attractive option for busy adults. And it comes in a wide range of flavors and types, from sugary classics to healthier options.

    Young beautiful woman in morning bed at home. Eating breakfast chocolate cereal bowl with milk. Enjoying eating tasty yummy food for morning breakfast.

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  • Mini Pizza Bagels

    Mini pizza bagels often bring back fond memories of childhood lunches or after-school snacks. Many adults have a nostalgic attachment to them, making them a comforting choice. The combination of soft bagels, savory sauce, gooey cheese, and toppings provides a delightful mix of textures and flavors that appeal to a wide range of tastes.

    Frozen Mini PIzza Bagels with Cheese and Pepperoni

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