Hubert Keller, chef-owner of San Francisco– and Las Vegas–based restaurant Fleur de Lys and a television mainstay (Secrets of a Chef, Top Chef, Top Chef Masters), is obsessed with hamburgers, as any self-respecting Frenchman should be. Here he generously shares some of his secrets. (More can be found in his book Burger Bar: Build Your Own Ultimate Burgers.)
Is it possible to improve upon something as simple as black pepper? It is! In this CHOW Tip, John Birdsall shows you how to make an easy blend of black pepper, white pepper, and allspice that'll bring heat, sweetness, and complexity to your pepper mill.