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.
Casserole Cooking with Grandma Gigi
Granddaughter Olivia helps Gloria "Gigi" Smith make Plantation Casserole.
Burmese Cooking with Grandma Alvina
Granddaughter Alyssa helps out with Burmese prawn curry and coconut rice.
Kwanzaa Cooking with Grandma Martha
Grandson Desmond helps make candied yams for Kwanzaa.
Passover Cooking with Grandma Irma
Watch as Irma Zigas cooks with her grandson Caleb, preparing her own take on Passover brisket (here's her recipe). There's love, there's respect and teaching, there are disagreements over chopping onions—it's family. Caleb and Irma aren't kosher, and neither is this recipe, but Irma's been making this brisket since her anti-Vietnam, pro-women's-rights activist days, when she needed to bring the family together but couldn't spend hours in the kitchen.
Making Italian Gnocchi with Grandma Paola
Granddaughter Isabella helps Nonna Paola Bagnatori make potato gnocchi with tomato-porcini sauce.