The Chef Who Wouldn’t Cook

Rocco DiSpirito was once the next great American chef — so why hasn’t he been in the kitchen for the last 13 years?

Source: Thrillist
Published: Aug 9, 2017
Length: 16 minutes (4,000 words)

The Netflix Prize: How a $1 Million Contest Changed Binge-Watching Forever

In 2006, Netflix launched a competition to increase the efficiency of its recommender system by 10 percent, bringing together a ragtag group of engineers from around the world who helped make large strides in the fields of artificial intelligence and machine learning.

Source: Thrillist
Published: Jul 7, 2017
Length: 13 minutes (3,367 words)

Guy Fieri on the Triple D Decade, Vegan Nachos, and Why You Shouldn’t Eat Frozen Pizza

Ten years and three presidents later, the Mayor of Flavortown goes all-out Elder Statesman. (And also reveals the origins of “Slamma jamma I love that lamb-a!”)

Source: Thrillist
Published: Jun 26, 2017
Length: 17 minutes (4,407 words)

America’s Restaurant Bubble is About to Burst

With rising costs and competition from food startups, the trendy, farm-to-table style of sit-down restaurant might be facing extinction sooner than we think.

Source: Thrillist
Published: Dec 30, 2016
Length: 13 minutes (3,467 words)