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 Easily Peel Fava Beans
Don't let that pesky second skin on fava beans keep you from enjoying them this spring. CHOW.com's Lisa Lavery shares a technique that'll speed up the peeling process.
Don't Throw Away Pea Pods
Most people toss out the fibrous outer shells of pea pods like they're garbage—but they're not! Christine Yue Gallary, associate food editor at CHOW.com, shows how, with just a little effort, the pods can be used just like the peas.
How to Remove the Seeds from a Chile Pod
In order to cut the pod into perfect circles.
How to Get the Seeds Out of a Vanilla Pod
Sarabeth Levine, author and owner of Sarabeth's, makes her case for baking with real vanilla, and demonstrates some cost-saving measures.
Ever heard of pepper jelly? Of course you have. If you’re from the South, the answer is almost always, “Yes, and I love it.” Pepper jelly is a Southern-favorite preserve in jelly form—somewhere between a jam and a relish.