About Jonathan Waxman

Jonathan Waxman

Jonathan Waxman first stepped into the culinary scene in 1970 when he retired from his career as a professional trombonist to enroll in the La Varenne cooking school in Paris. After working at the celebrated Chez Panisse alongside Alice Waters, Waxman opened his own restaurants in New York City: Jams, Washington Park, and Barbuto. He’s been named one the most influential Americans by Esquire and is the author of two cookbooks, A Great American Cook and Italian, My Way. He lives in Manhattan with his wife and three children. @chefjwaxman

A portion of Jonathan Waxman's roast chicken topped with salsa verde on a white plate with a knife on the side.

Jonathan Waxman’s Roast Chicken

Spatchcocked and served with a fresh salsa verde, this chicken is a flavor lifesaver. Juicy, crisp-skinned, and quick, you might never go back to regular chicken again.

A white bowl of braised saffron carrots on a piece of burlap on a wooden table.

Braised Saffron Carrots

A sweet-tart side dish sensation. These carrots of any–or many–hues take a turn for the better when braised in olive oil with a pinch of saffron and a splash of vinegar.