CHEF DAN BARBER-BLUE HILL: NEW YORK, NY
He uses only local ingredients to make "Ode to the Chicken" Soup and "Best of the Greenhouse" Salad.
Chef Barber's philosophy of cooking with only local ingredients, coupled with his culinary talents, has enabled him to expand his Manhattan restaurant from a casual neighborhood joint into a fine dining experience. Chef Barber harvests crops from his family's farm in the Berkshires, then returns to his newest outpost at The Stone Barns Center for Sustainable Agriculture. Recipes: "Ode to the Chicken" Soup; "Best of the Greenhouse" Salad.