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Colonie's Executive Chef Brad McDonald may have an intimidating resume (Alain Ducasse, Per Se, Copenhagen’s foraging sensation Noma) but the salt-of-the-earth Mississippi boy isn’t afraid to get his hands dirty. We headed north with McDonald to Island Creek Farm on Cape Cod, where he’s been sourcing his oysters for nearly five years, but which he’s only recently started visiting. As McDonald tells us: “We’re at a point where we can develop very close relationships...
It may just be the most beautiful chair we’ve ever seen (take that, Eero Saarinen). After working as a chef for over 25 years (instructing at no less a spot than the French Culinary Institute), Robert Shapiro finally decided to make the dramatic career switch into that cushiest of occupations, high-end furniture builder. Wait, what? Seriously. Long a woodworking hobbyist, Shapiro founded Balsera Woodworks in Red Hook in 2005, and the world is a...
Photos by Joe Hume When we were children, the career paths laid out in front of us came with conspicuous costumes: we could spot a doctor, a mailman, or a firefighter from an avenue away. As we got older, real, less archetypal employment hung in our futures, possible jobs whose accompanying outfits were less obvious—but each still possessed a requisite style. You want to be a librarian? A bartender? A graphic designer? You still have...

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