2012's Best New Chefs on What It Means to Be a Food & Wine Best New Chef

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What do Thomas Keller, Tom Colicchio, and Rick Bayless all share in common, aside from all being culinary legends? They all rose to fame thanks to the accolade of Best New Chef, an award bestowed upon a smattering of chefs each year by Food & Wine magazine. The 2012 winners, who received a showcase at this year's Classic in Aspen, talked to us about what it means to have the honor, and why it's so important.