Since taking over as editor of Bon Appétit in 2010, Adam Rapoport has remade and modernized the venerable food title, effortlessly mashing up haute cuisine and everyday eats, and advocating a real and relatable definition of luxury—one based not on pretense or exclusivity but on the pleasures of sharing a great meal, and perhaps a beverage or two, with friends and family.
“With Bon Appétit, we try to make a magazine that’s accessible and fun,” Rapoport says. “Cooking can be intimidating to the average person, so we try to walk people through it, make them feel relaxed. Like a great piece of clothing, a great meal should make you feel better.”
That’s a vision of the good life that we can relate to, and it made the always-engaging Mr. Rapoport the perfect inaugural guest for Coffee at Ralph’s, our new series in which we sit down for a chat and a cup of joe with those shaping the cultural conversation today.
Click to watch the video below for Adam’s take on cooking, career and—of course—coffee, and don’t forget to follow @RalphsCoffee on Twitter.