Vegan Black Metal Chef
by Mark Lore
The glut of cooking shows, foodie magazines and recipe blogs that have popped up over the past decade has transformed chefs into celebrities—in some cases overnight. Yes, the rock star may be going the way of green bean casseroles and green Jell-O salads (sorry, Mr. Roth), while modern-day chefs are working kitchens like a catwalk and twirling pairing knives like a pair of drumsticks (sorry, Mr. Ramsay).
The web has also spawned its share of food pornstars. Enter Brian Manowitz, a 31-year-old Jewish kid from Orlando, Fla., with a wicked sense of humor who wields his cooking utensils more like a mystical...