The only places I have found so far that offer more than what you can find in most grocery store bakeries are Pix on Division, and Jill Ramseier's work at Deschutes Brewery in the Pearl District. Can anyone recommend others?
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.
Knife Skills: Troubleshooting
A few helpful hints in case you run into problems.
Knife Skills: How to Mince
Use this cut for herbs, garlic, onions, or shallots.
Knife Skills: How to Dice
This is the most common knife cut, so learn it well.
Knife Skills: How to Chop
Chopping ain't pretty, but it sure is useful.
A Quick Technique for Homemade Orange Bitters
From Lucques restaurant.
Knife Skills: How to Make a Bias Cut
This cut decreases the cooking time of vegetables.