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.
Salmon crudo with chervil, sorel, herb bread crumbs and sesame seeds on spin art made with beet emulsion, butternut squash + ginger puree, avocado puree, basil and cilantro oil from Brooklyn Brewery.
How to Cook Salmon Sous Vide in Your Kitchen Sink
Maxime Bilet, coauthor of the epic 2,400-page book Modernist Cuisine, spent years working with the sort of high-end machinery young cooks dream about. He also figured out how to translate some of the techniques he learned for the home kitchen, like this clever sous-vide salmon trick.