Finding the absolute best ingredients such a big part of Chef Antoine Westermann’s culinary career and the main drive behind all of his expertly crafted dishes. His relationship with farmers and purveyors are critical to his work as a chef. While visiting one of his providers in New York, the French chef describes his efforts to find the best local ingredients for his restaurant.
Poach an Egg
Former CHOW.com associate food editor Aida Mollenkamp demonstrates how to achieve the perfect poach. Poached eggs can be kept refrigerated for a day or two; in the second segment, Aida shows how to reheat the cooled egg. Poached eggs are a lovely accent to many dishes—breakfast, lunch, or a light dinner. We like them in the almost-classic Salade Lyonnaisey and in this Roasted Asparagus with Poached Eggs and Miso Butter.
Crispy Prosciutto Wrapped Asparagus
Ridiculously easy yet super impressive (and naturally, delicious), these crispy prosciutto-wrapped asparagus spears are perfect appetizers or cocktail party food. Read more.
How to Blanch Asparagus
Use more salt than you'd think.
A Quick Trick for Raw Asparagus
Tired of steaming and roasting asparagus? In this CHOW Tip, Amy Wisniewski, food editor at CHOW.com, shares a great, easy way to quickly prepare raw asparagus to liven up your salads.