CHOW Tour Portland: Barrels, Booze, and Blowtorches
Two of Portland's cocktail artisans: Evan Zimmerman of Laurelhurst Market and Jeffrey Morgenthaler of Clyde Common.
Jonathan Waxman's Go-To Chicken Under a Brick
This episode of My Go-To Dish features Jonathan Waxman, Top Chef Masters contestant and author of Italian, My Way. Waxman's West Village restaurant, Barbuto, is a Chowhound favorite. To riff off of the chef's brick chicken recipe yourself, start with this basic recipe and improvise as Waxman does in the video!
Chicken Tortilla Soup
Softened vegetables, including onions and bell peppers, amped up with spices like chili powder, cumin, oregano, and cayenne, form the base of this tortilla soup. Chicken broth and tomatoes are added, along with soft corn tortillas that meld into the liquid to make a hearty, thick meal. Finally, shredded chicken is stirred in, and everything is garnished with crunchy tortilla strips, sour cream, shredded cheese, and scallions (avocados, pickled jalapeños, and cilantro would all work too).
Basic Chocolate Mousse
Simultaneously rich and light, chocolate mousse just requires a little bit of finesse, and the freshest, best-quality ingredients (eggs, chocolate, and cream) you can procure. Be sure to chill your cream very well and get every speck of water out of the bowl and whisk you'll use for the egg whites, then use a light hand when folding in the whipped cream, and you'll have a perfectly fluffy and decadent dessert.