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.
Easy Chocolate Ganache
Rich, smooth, and deeply delicious, this semisweet chocolate ganache makes a great glaze for any dessert you whip up. Or, if you chill it until it's thicker, you can pipe or spread it as a frosting. Increase the ratio of chocolate to cream and you can also make fantastic truffles from the ganache. Since there are so few ingredients, be sure to use the best chocolate and freshest cream you can find. Read more.
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. Read more.
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Ice Cream Sandwiches With the Cast of Wisdom of the Crowd
Chowhound partnered with the cast of Wisdom of the Crowd to bring Coolhaus ice cream sandwiches to the streets of LA - in celebration of the series premiere. Read more.
How to Oktoberfest at Home
Tips on how to host your own Munich-style beer festival, from the comfort of your own home.
Chowhound's Fall Ice Cream Picks for New York Live
We went on a mission to find the best ice cream flavors for the season. Read more.