Jason Fox, executive chef of San Francisco's Commonwealth, grills meat on cedar paper—it gives the food a smoky, wood-grilled flavor. He recommends getting cedar paper online or at your local Asian grocery.
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.
French Chocolate Macarons with Chocolate Ganache
No lie: macarons can be fairly finicky to make, in that they might spread into uneven shapes or form dark spots on their tops -- but even if they're not as beautiful as bakery specimens, they will still be delicious. The smooth chocolate ganache filling sandwiches the light, chewy-inside, delicately-crisp-outside chocolate macarons together, for a classic French dessert you shouldn't be afraid to try making.
A Menu Worthy of Returning to Twin Peaks
In anticipation of the return of Twin Peaks, we look back at the best food moments from the cult classic.
Quick Bites: Richard Blais
Check out restaurateur, Top Chef winner, and cookbook author Richard Blais's honest opinions on a variety of ingredients (like ramps, sea urchin, and bacon), see if you agree with where he sides on classic food debates like cake vs pie and milk vs dark chocolate, and find out which kitchen tool you can pick up for a lot cheaper at a pet store.
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