I have always heard that adding a panade (a couple of pieces of white bread torn into chunks and soaked in milk) to a meatloaf makes it more tender. From my experience, I would tend to agree that it does.
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.