Check out the new, mobile-friendly!

Jean Joho

Sam Gugino
Issue: September 30, 2011

When he came to the United States for the first time, to reopen Maxim's restaurant in Chicago in 1984, chef Jean Joho heard a term that was completely unfamiliar to him: "continental cuisine." For Joho it soon came to mean "not very good food." In the ensuing 27 years, Joho has helped many Americans to forget what continental cuisine was like and to appreciate his Alsace-inspired cooking. Wine Spectator's Sam Gugino explains.

For the full article, check out the new issue of Wine Spectator, on newsstands August 23, 2011.

To continue reading this page, become a member today!

Do you have a Wine Spectator magazine subscription? Save 50% on your Online Membership right now!

Already a member?

  |  Forgot Password?

By clicking "Log In" you agree to the Terms and Conditions of


= members only

Keep me logged in      Forgot Password?

Email Newsletters

Sips & Tips | Wine & Healthy Living
Video Theater | Collecting & Auctions
New! Ratings Flash | New! Unfiltered

» View samples
» Or sign up now!
» Manage my newsletter preferences


The marketplace for all your wine needs, including:

Wine Storage | Wine Clubs
Dining & Travel | Wine Auctions
Wine Shops | Wine Accessories