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.
Shred Meat in Your Stand Mixer
It's laborious and time-consuming to shred meat by hand for ravioli fillings, pulled pork, or chicken salad. But it turns out your stand mixer can make the whole process a breeze. Suzy Brannon of CHOW.com shares this timesaving technique that you can use for lots of recipes, including CHOW's Chicken Salad Sandwich.
Great Gadgets for Shredding Scallions and Julienning Carrots
Grace Young, author and contributing editor at Saveur magazine, has found two gadgets that will keep you from wasting hours shredding scallions and julienning carrots. These tools will up your knife-skills game immensely.
Slow Cooker Shredded Chicken Tamales with Ranchero Sauce