Welcome to the first episode of MDRN KTCHN, the new series we're creating with our friends at Modernist Cuisine to explore the science and technology of cooking. In this episode, host Scott Heimendinger, Modernist Cuisine's director of applied research, reveals the secret ingredient that will give your favorite cheese the same ideal meltability as a processed cheese product. (Click here for the full recipe.) Want to learn more? Come back every Sunday for a new episode of MDRN KTCHN, and check out Modernist Cuisine's new cookbook, Modernist Cuisine at Home!
Chef Anthony Strong (Locanda) visits chef Mark Sullivan's restaurant Spruce in San Francisco to order his favorite omelet, then gets his egg cookery skills tested. In The Usual, the country's best chefs reveal the one dish that blows their mind again and again, then head behind-the-scenes to meet the creators.
The kitchen has its own language, forged equally from hot pans and sharp things coming around corners, and tight spaces shared for hours on end. In this brand new series, we devote time to the words and phrases chefs hold near and dear to their sweaty, stressed out, crass little hearts. Today's deep-dive: SHOEMAKER.
Ah, yes: the phrase that’s basically your perpetual state of being, explained by the chefs who know it best. Ride that wave of panic, guys.
A good Reuben sandwich is a perfect balance of flavors and textures, and this one delivers. Good rye bread, crisped in butter, holds generous layers of Thousand Island dressing, rich corned beef or pastrami, crunchy sauerkraut, and nutty, melty Gruyère or Swiss cheese that oozes beautifully into the other ingredients.