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.
When to Add Sugar to Strawberries
And when to add lemon or salt.
How to Add Herbs to Fruit Jam
San Francisco–based Shakirah Simley, owner of Slow Jams, suggests using sugar infused with lavender or vanilla to give your jams a little more complexity. Experiment with other herbs, too.