Bill Telepan on Food Television and Show-Off Chefs

Prefers pasta, loves J.D. Salinger.
Prefers pasta, loves J.D. Salinger.Photo: Melissa Hom

“They’re getting left behind because some schmuck can act like a wingnut on television and then all of the sudden he opens fifteen burger joints and he’s awesome.” —Bill Telepan, who may be opening a second restaurant, says it’s cool that talented chefs can host talk shows, but that loudmouth patty-flippers send the wrong message to young chefs. [New Potato, Earlier]