Texas Chef Marcus Paslay is a Food Purist

October 2, 2016

Chef Marcus Paslay keeps his kitchen real, using whole, raw products to create truly scratch-made dishes.

There aren’t many chefs I’d send into my grandmother’s kitchen, but Marcus Paslay is one she would have loved. That’s because they’d see eye to eye on what it means to be cooking from scratch. Unlike chefs who say scratch-made simply means they are making homemade dishes by combining ingredients—even if those ingredients include prepared foods—Chef Paslay takes a purist’s stance on the subject. 

“To me, what it means is that we are buying whole, raw products; they’re not prepared or tampered with in