When I was photographing chef Jared Wentworth, I told him this was the most beautiful dish I have photographed all yearÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã‚Â¦ my apologies to all the other chefs who have posed for me in the past twelve months.
Just how serious is AmericaÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢s java addiction? According to the National Coffee Association, 64 percent of the population ages 18 and older consume at least one cup daily, up from 58 percent in 2011 and 56 percent the year before. But why relegate such impressive consumption to mugs in the morning? Chef Brendan Neville of ChicagoÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢s Bite CafÃƒÆ’Ã‚Â© uses it to make his homemade barbecue sauce.