A Pop Quiz with Bronx Pop-Up Restaurant Chef Trill Cooker

Jose DeJesus, aka Trill Cooker, was born and raised in the south Bronx. He started cooking as a child, helping his mother and grandmother in the kitchen —usually as a taste tester. Years later, with his parents moving to North Carolina and his high school grades limiting his opportunities for higher education, he decided to go to culinary school. “People will always need to eat,” he says, confident he chose a great career. Today, he’s.. Read More

Chef Tony Scarpati Answers Our Questions on How to Buy Fresh Fish

Chef Tony Scarpati started cooking in his family’s Michelin-acclaimed restaurant when he was 9—one of the perks of growing up in Italy. Today, the chef, food educator and creator of “Ask Chef Tony” regularly makes the 1hr trip in from Westchester to The Bronx’s famed Arthur Avenue to shop ingredients for his Italian-Mediterranean cuisine—especially seafood. He’s been a faithful customer of Randazzo’s Seafood for about 20 years citing freshness, variety, and the usual and unusual.. Read More

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