20 Food Heroes

Food in America is getting better on every front. Some of the people here are lions in their fields—still roaring. Others are just getting started. We salute them.

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Chris Collins and Lydia Tenaglia
Photo: Adam Lupsha

Chris Collins and Lydia Tenaglia

50 and 46, New York City

POSITION: Cofounders of Zero Point Zero Production

NOTABLE FOR: Being wokhot multimedia food-entertainment producers. They pushed food TV outside the kitchen with Anthony Bourdain’s A Cook’s Tour, which morphed into No Reservations and led to a second series, The Layover. Ignoring “print is dead” clichés, they helped launch David Chang’s Lucky Peach journal. On the way: a new PBS series, The Mind of a Chef, premiering this month, and another Bourdain show on CNN in 2013.

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