When he isn't dancing to techno music or making medicinal teas, chef Eric Ripert is busy overseeing the restaurant Zagat rates as having the "best food" in New York City for the past four consecutive years: Le Bernardin.
"I had passion for food and cooking since a very early age. I was about 4 or 5 and I was already extremely passionate -- first eating, and then cooking," Ripert said. "But at 15 is when the teachers called my parents and said, 'Your kid is really bad in school. We have to...Full Story