What does "original" mean?

Some may argue that these days it doesn't mean anything, and that everything is a riff on something else. Here at Tasting Table, we don't agree with that—especially in the restaurant world: We think there's still creativity, innovation and thoughtfulness to be found—and that if you're doing something that is uniquely true to you, it's original. And that's why we're calling a group of nine on-the-rise chefs, restaurateurs and tastemakers our New Originals. Expect to see a new "class" every year. Read more.