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.
How to Blanch Asparagus
Use more salt than you'd think.
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.
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.
How to Prep Young Artichokes
Elaine Johnson, associate food editor for Sunset magazine, preps baby artichokes the way you're supposed to, removing the stem and all of the tough outer leaves. What might surprise you is how many of those leaves you need to take off. It's a lot. Then you cook the artichokes up real good!