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 Avoid Blender Explosions
Daniel Duane offers his advice on avoiding a common kitchen disaster.
How to Avoid Sauté Fires
Flaring oil does not make you a master chef.
How to Avoid Overpouring Vinegar
Your bottle cap can double as a measuring cup.
How to Avoid Exploding Sausage Syndrome
Master sausage-maker Ryan Farr of 4505 Meats has seen too many sausages explode on the grill when eager and hungry cooks throw the meat down on high heat. To avoid such fat-splattering mishaps, he recommends that you poach your sausage first. You can then grill it—or just eat it poached.
How to Avoid Diluted Iced Coffee
Former CHOW.com Senior Editor Lessley Anderson has a simple but surprising tip that will keep your coffee powerful, even as the ice melts.
How to Avoid Dense Gluten-Free Batter
A quick tip that will save you from dry baked goods.