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.
Today's State of Tipping in Restaurants
More than a year after nationally celebrated restaurateur Danny Meyer began to roll out his "hospitality included" policy, we're reviewing today's state of tipping, including the two-line gratuity solution a number of restaurants on the West Coast are embracing in response to increased minimum wages and growing income disparity between the front-of-the-house and back-of-the-house staffs in restaurants. Read more.
The greatest chefs strive to serve the best food, and often, their inspiration comes from many sources. Chef Antoine Westermann of Le Coq Rico, develops many of his Michelin-starred meals by exploring the farmers’ market to procure local foods for his finest dishes. Read more.
Old Monk's Pumpkin Naan
Chef Navjot Arora made one of his fall specials for us. Get the recipe.
Let's Get Monster Smashed
If you need inspiration for your next Halloween party, check out these horror movie cocktail pairings.
Quick Bites: Michelle Tam
Blogger and cook book author Michelle Tam answers our lightning round of questions. Read more.