The Defining Moments That Changed the Food Industry Every Year of the 2010s
In the last decade, food culture underwent a seismic shift. Celebrity chefs became just as interesting as, and in some cases more important than, the food they prepared. Sure, we had Julia Child in the latter half of the 20th century, but the start of the 21st century saw the concept of the “chef personality” she pioneered in America explode in popularity: Anthony Bourdain and Gordon Ramsay became household names. Padma Lakshmi dominated reality television as the host of Top Chef. David Chang hosted two food-themed shows. Chef’s Table celebrated the craftsmen and women behind legendary restaurants. An entire show existed around the premise of becoming the next Food Network Star, and it birthed Guy Fieri.