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.
Sweet And Sour Sauce
This comes together in about the time it takes to order takeout, and is miles more nuanced than your average Chinese restaurant's sweet and sour sauce. Ketchup, soy sauce, sugar, and rice or cider vinegar are boiled together with water (though pineapple juice makes for a tasty tropical twist), and thickened to the perfect dipping consistency with a little cornstarch slurry. Serve this with egg rolls, wontons, rangoons, and whatever other fried foods you want to perk up. Feel free to add some heat to the sauce with minced ginger, garlic, or chiles (or all three). Read more.
Hailing from the coastal Carolinas, we watch Chef Sam Talbot shuck and balance Asian-inspired oysters, which pairs perfectly with Stella Artois. He also shares his philosophy of cooking seasonally from the soul of the earth, and his love to entertain guests around food. Read more.
We Taste Tested Trader Joe's Pumpkin Products
We tried some of TJ's 42 Pumpkin products to celebrate the start of fall. Read more.