California Chef: Daniel Patterson and Coi

By Richard Vines - 2013-10-25T21:16:30Z

Photograph by Pablo Blazquez Dominguez/Getty Images

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Daniel Patterson

Chef Daniel Patterson is chef and owner at Coi, a restaurant in San Francisco holding two Michelin stars and ranking No. 58 in the World’s 50 Best Restaurants awards.

His latest book, "Coi: Stories and Recipes," discusses his philosophy of food and cooking. "Cooking is the most primal way that human beings interact with each other," Patterson says.

Dishes include carrots roasted in coffee beans, with mandarin juice and mint.