Shola Olunloyo is one of the most talented and creative cooks that I know (and I know a few). He is equally adept at cutting edge technique and traditional. One of the most memorable meals of my life was at Studio Kitchen, his now legendary private supper club that he had in Philadelphia. He has also become well known as a blogger and food photographer. After being down for a while for re-tooling, his blog has returned along with an all-new and simply gorgeous website. The blog and the website are amongst the very best food and cooking sites on the internet. I have not seen better.
Back in February I had the pleasure of a brief visit with Shola at his new studio in Philadelphia. Along
with a kick-ass cooking area with all the toys and a pantry to match, this Studio Kitchen has about as incredible a view of Philly as one could imagine.
With Shola and the recent move of Alex Talbot and Aki Kamozawa to Buck's County in addition to its other culinary attractions, Philadelphia has become a major draw for me personally and should be for anyone seriously interested in food that is creative, beautiful and delicious!
I eagerly await Shola's future projects.