James Oseland Loves Him Some Cioppino

Mr. Oseland with pasta, not soup.

"I grew up loving cioppino, the hearty shellfish stew that's one of San Francisco's greatest contributions to culinary history. You rarely see this dish outside of the city, which is such a shame ... The dish is so direct, it defies pretension or turning it into some arty, froufrou thing. It's fantastic and it's ours." — James Oseland, editor of Saveur and Top Chef Masters judge, in a new elegy to our hometown signature seafood stew. [Saveur, Earlier]