Jeremiah Stone and Fabian von Hauske
Chefs Jeremiah Stone and Fabian von Hauske, both graduates of the International Culinary Center, opened Contra in 2013 and Wildair in 2015. They were named Food & Wine Best New Chefs and honored in '30 Under 30' by Zagat and Forbes. Writer Alison Roman is the author of the cookbook Dining In and was formerly Senior Food Editor at Bon Appetit.
This is the story of two places beloved by chefs and foodies worldwide - Lower East Side tasting-menu restaurant Contra, and its more casual sister Wildair. The book exudes the spirit of collaboration and exploration that inspires the chefs' passionately seasonal cooking style, boundary-pushing creativity, and love of natural wine. Narratives explore how and why they developed their signature dishes - many of which are ideal for creative home cooks - and are full of their distinctive wit and personality.