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.
Open a Bottle of Wine
The first step to wine appreciation is opening the bottle. Jeff Creamer, former wine director at the now-defunct San Francisco restaurant Two, coaxes a cork from a bottle in a few easily replicable steps.
How to Open a Stuck Jar
Tap the lid to break the seal.
How to Open a Bottle of Champagne
The loud pop and the flying cork are not the goals.
How to Open a Beer with Your Forearm
Daniel Duane demonstrates a trick for opening a twist-off beer bottle: If twisting with your hand isn't enough, your fleshy forearm provides perfect stability.