We've seen an absolute explosion in "foodie culture" in recent years — chefs are now celebrities, people can't stop photographing their meals, and food festivals are some of the hottest tickets around.
We sat down with Lee Schrager, the founder and face of the New York City and South Beach Wine & Food Festivals, to try and understand the phenomenon.
We discussed the power of the Food Network, the "unaffordable luxury" of dining out, and his favorite eats in NYC.
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