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Revolution | Durham NC | Chef Jim Anile

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Annatto seed wafers with Lime Curd and Roasted Figs

David Bernstein


107 West Main Street

Durham, NC 27701-3603


www.revolutionrestaurant.com (link)

revolution-8 chocolate tower                                                                                                                                                                                         revolution-5

Jim Anile

Dig if you will a picture…of you and I engaged in a meal…If you happen to lack any sense of imagination to do this, then you may be of little use to Jim Anile, Executive Chef and Proprieter of Revolution.  After spending an afternoon working with Jim, I left with the sense that battling the mundane of everyday culinary existence is of some importance to him.  Having some background in food styling, Jim was an active participant in the shoot, offering sound ideas and voicing concerns on the end result of the imagery.  This concern for the detail of his work and the importance of edibility (may not really be a word, but you get the point) transcends his hopes for a good photograph and furthermore on to his dishes.    After spending twenty-some years in the business I feel Revolution is Jim’s break away opportunity at real self expression.  Having come from a long list of involvements with restaurants from New York City to Dallas and Asia to London, Jim’s pedigree has given him the foundation for which he can let loose with his creations being served at Revolution.  Specializing in Contemporary Global Cuisine, Revolution is located smack dab at the heart of Downtown Durham on West Main Street and is a sleek yet cozy space offering patrons a comfortable setting within which enjoyment can ensue.  Partnering with his wife Teresa, who handles many of Revolution’s operations, the two have attained the help of Chef De Cuisine, David Bernstein and Pasty Chef, John Tate to aid in the offerings provided.  Having only opened at the end of December 2008, this team has already been noted as “Best New Restaurant in Durham County” by The Independent/2009.

Thanks to Teresa and Jim for allowing me to exercise my photographic abilities at Revolution.


Peanut Butter and Goat’s milk “shake” with fixin’s

revolution-95 Spiced Pork Belly & Diver Scallops with Butter Beans and Watercress

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August 5th, 2009 at 12:18 pm