Chef Chuck George Turns MREs into Michelin Plates

Photographer Henry Hargreaves and videographer Jimmy Pham capture Army meals being plated as if they were served at top restaurants

It’s hard to deny the impact of food styling on our perception of a meal. The barebones packaging of MREs (military-issued meals, ready to eat) tends to indicate that what you’ll find within is nothing more than essential. But when NYC-based chef Chuck George began plating them as if they were dishes from Michelin-starred restaurants, viewers can’t help but reconsider first impressions. George grew up …

Word of Mouth: Lyon, France

Our introductory guide to France's gastronomic capital

France’s second-largest metropolitan area may be well-known for its historic lights festival every December—but when the sun rises, Lyon will take you by surprise. Stumble upon ancient Roman amphitheaters dating to 15 BC (which transform into an outdoor concert venue every summer for the Nuits de Fourvière festival); its historic Renaissance district, named Vieux Lyon and the newly developed Confluence area featuring 21st century architectural …