I'm on the mainland and don't have access to ti leaves. If I substitute banana leaves will they impart a significantly different flavor? Sure seems at least a closer effect than corn husks or foil. TIA
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.
Ti Punch and Martinique Beaches
In this episode of CHOW Happy Hour, Martin Cate, of Smuggler's Cove in San Francisco, explains the culture of the Ti Punch from Martinique. If you order it on the Caribbean island, you might actually be in charge of making your cocktail yourself!
Smoky-Sweet BBQ Beef Short Ribs
Beef ribs can stand up to strong flavors. Here, a spicy-sweet rub with chili powder, cumin, cayenne, garlic, and brown sugar coats the meat, which is roasted to tenderness. Finishing on the grill with a smoky chipotle barbecue sauce ensures the meat gets a nice char and the sauce lacquers. Read more.
Summer is in full swing, which (hopefully) means trips to the park or the beach. If you’re taking a picnic along, you should know a few food safety rules so you can pack, transport, and eat your meal without the threat of food poisoning. Liz Weinandy