Ruth Reichl
And a few long shots (really long)*: Eric Ripert will give up his chef’s whites for a career in movies (Julian Schnabel has already cast him in an as-yet-unnamed film loosely based on a hazy afternoon Schnabel spent having Camparis by the Bay of Biscay); Mattel will issue a Tony Bourdain action figure; and the local, seasonal, “taste the terroir” craze will reach a new level as chefs begin to sprinkle plates with tiny amounts of the dirt in which the vegetables they’re serving were grown.

*This last set of predictions is somewhat less than serious though we place none of them outside the realm of possibilities.
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