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.
Should You Freeze Cheese?
Cheesemonger Norbert Wabnig doesn't encourage it.
How to Choose Ground Meat
Ray Venezia of Fairway in New York calls it chop meat; we call it ground beef. Semantics aside, red meat does not have to be red all the way through.
Should You Freeze Grated Cheese?
The texture's already ruined, so you're in the clear.
How to Store Ground Meat
Your ground meat should not sit around in the fridge. Freeze it if you're not going to use it the same day. Ray Venezia of Fairway Market shares his wisdom.