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.
From late February through June, we're thrilled to be twisting, snapping, peeling, and pinching as many crawfish as we can. Crawfish boils are a Southern staple (especially in Louisiana and Mississippi), and we want to arm you with the secrets.
How to Peel Ginger
Maneuver around the nubs.
How to Peel Tomatoes
CHOW contributor Stephanie V.W. Lucianovic demonstrates a simple method to separate a tomato from its skin.
Hate Peeling Garlic? Microwave it!
Dread the tediousness of peeling garlic? In this CHOW Tip, Jenny Stewart shares a secret to getting the task done with minimal effort: Microwave your garlic for about 20 seconds before peeling it. This won't completely remove the husk, but it'll make the garlic cloves slide out with surprising ease.