Best of Boston

2020 Best Breakout Instagram Cooking Star

Stephanie Cmar, “My Shitty Little Kitchen”

She just missed the top slot on the recently wrapped season of Top Chef All Stars, but finalist Stephanie Cmar, an alum of Barbara Lynch’s fine-dining jewel No. 9 Park, is still winning over fans on the (even smaller) small screen. Launched during the citywide shutdown, her hilariously titled how-to Instagram series serves big helpings of deadpan, self-deprecating humor. America’s Test Kitchen it’s not—but it’s even more fun to watch Cmar whip up gnocchi or bagels in her cramped South End pad.