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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. AlongMadrid Fusion 2009 by Docsconz - All Rights Reserved 3 - 2009-02-21 at 15-30-37
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!

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some of Shola's incredible pantry

I eagerly await Shola's future projects.

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4 Responses to Shola

  1. David McDuff says:

    You’re not alone, Doc. I and many more also eagerly await Shola’s future projects. And I always enjoy exploring his insanely well stocked pantry. Be sure to drop me a line the next time you’re down this way.

  2. kosta says:

    Doc Shola is a true hero like Aki and Alex … Their approach to food and life can only pave new ways for the rest of us in the industry…. I think we have to do an event in philly for sure , a class maybe?

  3. Ted Niceley says:

    Yep, that looks like the bizness!
    Maybe you can revisit the studio kitchen dinner?
    I don’t remember that.

  4. John Sconzo says:

    You can read about and see photos from the amazing dinner I took part in at Studio Kitchen here: The relevant discussion starts with Philadining and his amazing photos. That meal has to have been one of the most enjoyable and delicious of my life so far.
    I have since had the opportunity to eat Shola’s cooking a couple of times in different contexts. He knows what he is doing! I can’t wait for the opportunity for more.

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