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.
Juicy Lucy Burger
Ooey and gooey with plenty of cheese stuffed in the middle, these rich, grilled Juicy Lucy burgers are packed with flavor (and the aforementioned cheese). Although the origin of the Juicy Lucy (or Jucy Lucy, according to some) may be in debate, what's not is how amazingly delicious they are. Read more.
Crossroads Episode 1
This new series highlights restaurants/chefs who represent a spectrum of cuisines, as they discuss the points where their food falls under the category of traditional, and when a combination of elements produces something entirely new.
There's not a right or wrong answer, instead, we're trying to get to the bottom of what makes a dish, going back to it's roots. Read more.
The Perfect Jucy Lucy
Who makes the perfect Jucy Lucy (also sometimes spelled Juicy Lucy), an iconic Minnesota burger stuffed with cheese? CHOW.com contributing editor and host of Supertaster Daily James Norton is convinced it's the Blue Door Pub in St. Paul. He takes us there, and describes the nuances that separate Blue Door's Jucy Lucy from run-of-the-mill stuffed hamburgers.
Crossroads Episode 2: Sweet Connections
In a world full of conflict, desserts are the ties that bind us. Mariana Vieira introduces New Yorkers to a popular Brazilian treat, while Tomoko Kato brings a unique blend of Japanese and European flare to Brooklyn via her dessert shop. Read more.