Art believes that quality ingredients are the key to really good food. “Ingredients tell a story,” he says. “Whether I’m traveling or at home, I like to explore heirloom dishes that capture the best of local foods,” Art says. The author of three award-winning cookbooks, Art has cooked for some of the world’s most famous celebrities, royals and presidents. He is also the founder of Common Threads, a non-profit organization that teaches children in urban communities about cooking and nutrition. Take one bite of his food in your café this month, and you’ll discover why his healthy take on great-tasting comfort food is so popular.