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.
A Simple Molasses Substitution
Molasses is one of those ingredients you probably don't always have on hand, so you might be tempted to skip a recipe that calls for it. But in this CHOW Tip, Elliot Waring shares a simple substitution that'll mean you never have to skip a recipe again.
How to Make a Simple Vegetarian Soup
Jason Fox, executive chef of Commonwealth in San Francisco, says guests are always asking him how he makes the simple vegetarian soup he serves at the restaurant. So he showed us! How nice.
How to Make Simple Syrup Really Simple
Bartender at San Francisco's Heaven's Dog and owner of Small Hand Foods, Jennifer Colliau will blow your mind with this bartender secret: You do not need to boil your simple syrup. In fact, it's preferable not to! Jennifer shows you how to make simple syrup using cold tap water in this video.