A couple of nose-thumbing “influential”-type lists are out today, and as expected, Takedown visionary Matt Timms and Stumptown founder Duane Sorenson have made the Chow 13. It’s Chow.com’s somewhat lowbrow-leaning list of individuals who inspired “the most exciting developments to take place in food over the past year.” Don’t believe the list leans lowbrow? Well, the authors of This Is Why You’re Fat made it, as did “haute-trash food” innovator Christina Tosi of Momofuku Milk Bar. There are also nods for the obligatory “hot butcher” (San Francisco’s Ryan Farr in an upset over Brooklyn’s Tom Mylan) and “badass urban farmer” (Oakland’s Novella Carpenter).
Meanwhile, some food-types make Heeb magazine’s “Heeb 100” list of commendable Jews, including Dave Herman (co-owner of Porchetta), Amanda Cohen (chef-owner of Dirt Candy), Gary and Allison Jonas of Farm on Adderley, and Spike Mendelsohn of Top Chef. We’re kind of surprised Heeb, always one to embrace the unorthodox (to say the least), didn’t go for Ilan Hall’s “Old Jewish food date-raped by bacon.”