That odd, mildly off-putting white substance that you've likely noticed coming out of your fresh-out-the-oven salmon fillets is called albumin. And besides looking a little funny, it's nothing to much worry about.
Ever cracked an egg and noticed a weird, white string strung over the golden yolk? That's a good thing! It's called a chalaza, and there are two of them. They can be found on both sides of the yolk, holding it at the center of the egg.
In the latest episode of Roots, Jason Stratton tells how he went from studying avant-garde poetry in Spain to becoming the award-winning chef of Seattle's Spinasse, Artusi, and Aragona. Roots takes a deep biographical look into the world's most influential chefs to reveal their inspirations, Ancestry.com style except not really. **UPDATE: Stratton recently announced his departure from his killer restaurants, citing a need for a sabbatical out in the great wide world. Dude is gonna read some books and nod thoughtfully at art like whoa.
Missing ingredients. Too many guests. A cramped kitchen. Experience the first night of service at Chef Brett Cooper's Aster in San Francisco. Opening Night immerses you in the rush of the unknown, as restaurants around the world open their doors for the first time. These things only happen once. Snag that coveted seat at the line, on us.