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Epicurious' Best in the Food World

Epicurious is celebrating its 15th anniversary this month, and in honor of such an accomplishment, they decided to run a listicle of listicles called "The Best in the Food World" that includes things like "The Next Martha Stewarts," "Television's Most Influential Foodies," and "Top 10 Food Films."

Thing is, each listicle is in a painfully-slow single-page slideshow format that forces you to click over and over and over — pageviews for them, pain in the ass for you. So here's "The World's Most Influential Chefs" and "Top Restaurants 1995-2010" all on one page, The restaurant listicle includes Grant Achatz's restaurant Next as the top restaurant of 2010. Surely it will be great, but it hasn't even opened yet; just five days ago Achatz said, "Construction basically just started."

The World's Most Influential Chefs:
1995: Thomas Keller
1996: Alain Ducasse
1997: Jean-Georges Vongerichten
1998: Mario Batali
1999: Daniel Boulud
2000: Dan Barber
2001: Tom Colicchio
2002: Ferran Adrià
2003: Joël Robuchon
2004: David Chang
2005: Grant Achatz
2006: John Besh
2007: Fergus Henderson
2008: René Redzepi
2009: Pierre Gagnaire
2010: Jonathan Benno

Top Restaurants 1995-2010:
1995: Nobu, New York City
1996: Pierre Gagnaire, Paris
1997: Jean-Georges, New York City
1998: Mugaritz, Errenteria, Spain
1999: Tru, Chicago
2000: 71 Clinton Fresh Food, New York City
2001: Aureole Las Vegas, Las Vegas
2002: El Bulli, Roses, Spain
2003: L'Atelier de Joël Robuchon, Paris
2004: Per Se, New York City
2005: Blue Hill at Stone Barns, Pocantico Hills, New York
2006: Alinea, Chicago
2007: Cochon, New Orleans
2008: Maison Boulud, Beijing
2009: The Bazaar, Los Angeles
2010: Next, Chicago

· The Best in the World of Food [Epicurious]

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