Chef: Brendon Edwards | Where: Gold Cash Gold
The new generation of chefs are starting to abandon that heavy template and are delving into globally-inspired cuisine made with locally-sourced ingredients. Chef Brendon Edwards of Gold Cash Gold is one such maestro. The Metro Detroit native has lived in Chicago, New York, and Los Angeles, with stints in Japan and Mexico – where he draws much of his influence. He then takes memories from those places and uses produce he finds in Detroit’s many urban farms and gardens. The result: dishes that draw from his Michigan upbringing melded with his world travels. Here, we go on a journey from Coriander Farms on Detroit’s East Side to Edwards’ kitchen where he prepares fresh salads using seasonal produce.