Steve Sando, bean impresario behind Rancho Gordo, outlines the steps from beans in a bag to glorious pot o’ beans. Dried beans may not be fresh, per se, but the ones you're using shouldn’t be more than two years old. Soak them first, and then use the soaking water to cook them. A quick, hard boil followed by a long, slow simmer will get them cooked up right. (Click here for Steve's bean-cooking recipe.)
Covers tells a restaurant's story through its numbers. Here, Chefs Nicole Krasinski and Stuart Brioza reveal the stats behind their James Beard Award–winning restaurant State Bird Provisions in San Francisco.
Missing ingredients. Too many guests. A cramped kitchen. Experience the first night of service at Chef Brett Cooper's Aster in San Francisco. Opening Night immerses you in the rush of the unknown, as restaurants around the world open their doors for the first time. These things only happen once. Snag that coveted seat at the line, on us.
Toronto chef Matty Matheson (Parts & Labour, The P&L Burger, Dog & Bear) opens up about how the industry lifestyle led to a heart attack at 29, and the focus it took to become one of Toronto's best chefs in the aftermath. Elevated is a series where chefs talk challenges faced, and challenges overcome.
Guys That Are Dressed Like Crap In a Nice Restaurant
Save the sweats and backward baseball cap for the stadium. When you're eating at a nice restaurant, dress the part. WTF Are You Doing?! gives chefs the chance to gleefully re-enact the awful behavior they see in their dining rooms every day.