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.
That odd, mildly off-putting white substance that you've likely noticed coming out of your fresh-out-the-oven salmon fillets is called albumin. And besides looking a little funny, it's nothing to much worry about.
Ever cracked an egg and noticed a weird, white string strung over the golden yolk? That's a good thing! It's called a chalaza, and there are two of them. They can be found on both sides of the yolk, holding it at the center of the egg.