Chefs: Purveyors of Food and…Fashion?: “Slowly but surely, the chef has become an arbiter of taste whose influence reaches far beyond the kitchen.” So states David Coggins in his latest piece for FirstWeFeast.com. Indeed, celebrity chef has become the latest desired mode of fame in the U.S., with chefs launching chain restaurants and reality shows, giving Ted Talks, and writing lengthy pieces for national magazines and newspapers. But the latest industry into which these frying-pan aficionados are trying to break? Fashion. Marcus Samuelsson recently gave an interview about his clothing inspirations, and you can now buy chef’s whites in chambray. What’s next, models on runway shows carrying balloon whisks? At the rate we’re going, that doesn’t sound too far-fetched.