He Cooks, Too. The Photography of Bill Taibe. W hile his legion of food fans worship at the altars of restaurateur Bill Taibe’s award winning The Whelk and Kawa Ni, and his more recent outpost Jesup Hall, a relative few are familiar with the chef’s other creative passions. He paints, and he takes photos, and it’s the latter that as of late has been making us fall in love with him all over again. . By Wendy Logan.