Food for me tells a story. I’m trying to convey what’s in my head and tell a story with the food, and it’s the same with my tattoos. It’s all my story.
–matt mccallister
STEPHAN PYLES
Steven Visneau
Food for me tells a story. I’m trying to convey what’s in my head and tell a story with the food, and it’s the same with my tattoos. It’s all my story. –matt mccallister STEPHAN PYLES
Steven Visneau
Steven Visneau
Steven Visneau
Steven Visneau
"All the things that are important to me are etched into my body. [And] I’m going to be a chef forever, so I don’t worry about any kind of image or about how I work. I’m not ashamed of anything."
–tre wilcox
   LOFT 610
Steven Visneau
"All the things that are important to me are etched into my body. [And] I’m going to be a chef forever, so I don’t worry about any kind of image or about how I work. I’m not ashamed of anything." –tre wilcox LOFT 610
I have white ink on my wrists
that just says ‘Fate.’ Not predestination, but that everything happens for a reason…
It’s something that’s important to me so it didn’t need to be blatantly visible.
–nicole gossling
BOLSA
Steven Visneau
I have white ink on my wrists that just says ‘Fate.’ Not predestination, but that everything happens for a reason… It’s something that’s important to me so it didn’t need to be blatantly visible. –nicole gossling BOLSA
Steven Visneau
Steven Visneau
“We [chefs] are, and always will be, gluttons for punishment and wear our hearts on our sleeve…
Chefs are clearly the most passionate people about their professions, and we want to say it loud and proud.”
–katherine clapner
DUDE, SWEET CHOCOLATE
Steven Visneau
“We [chefs] are, and always will be, gluttons for punishment and wear our hearts on our sleeve… Chefs are clearly the most passionate people about their professions, and we want to say it loud and proud.” –katherine clapner DUDE, SWEET CHOCOLATE
Steven Visneau
Steven Visneau
Steven Visneau
Steven Visneau
Steven Visneau
Opening page and opposite: Clapner has another beet inked
into her arm by Josh Robinson, artist at Queen City Tattoo
Steven Visneau
Opening page and opposite: Clapner has another beet inked into her arm by Josh Robinson, artist at Queen City Tattoo
Steven Visneau
"I wanted an armband tattoo [of crosses] but not the tribal armband that everyone else has. My life was really shaken up by religion so I have a negative opinion about religion, so I got something that reflected that."
–randy morgan 
   HIBISCUS
Steven Visneau
"I wanted an armband tattoo [of crosses] but not the tribal armband that everyone else has. My life was really shaken up by religion so I have a negative opinion about religion, so I got something that reflected that." –randy morgan HIBISCUS

Not everyone can make brussels sprouts crave-worthy or a series of needle pricks a masterpiece. Whether fleeting or indelible, there is magic involved in engaging the senses, an adventuresome spirit that breaks barriers and damns convention. Maybe that's the connection. Maybe that's why, as Bourdain suggests in his book, chefs all just want to be pirates.

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