In this episode of Kitchen Essentials, we visit Eunji Lee, head pastry chef at the critically acclaimed and Michelin-starred restaurant Jungsik in New York City. Eunji talks us through her favorite kitchen tools, which include hyper-precise tweezers, a turntable, pastry tips, an offset spatula, and a spray gun she learned to use with her mentor, the famous Cédric Grolet. Watch to learn more about why these are Eunji's essential tools and how she uses them in her kitchen.
In this episode of Kitchen Essentials, we visit Antonia Lofaso, celebrity chef TV host, and cookbook author, at her restaurant DAMA in Los Angeles. Antonia talks us through her favorite tools, which include a 10" chef's knife, a Microplane, a portable gas cooker, a set of steel tongs, and a Mandoline slicer. Watch to learn more about why these are Antonia's essential tools and how she uses them in her kitchen.
In this episode of Chow-To, Guillermo visits Sarah Lee, founder of Kimbap Lab, and expert in Korean home cooking, to learn how to make Dduk Guk, a rice cake soup traditionally eaten to celebrate the Lunar New Year in Korea. This is a perfect winter soup beyond the holiday. Loaded with soft pillowy rice cakes, delicious garnishes, and a rich beef broth, this is comfort in a bowl.
In this episode Guillermo visits Haven’s Kitchen, part café and part cooking school, to learn how they are working to reduce food waste, and promote sustainability to improve the lifestyles of consumers and home cooks. Guillermo meets with head chef instructor Alexis Delaney, to make a zero-waste gazpacho using ugly produce, and even pickling watermelon rinds. They talk about the problem of food waste, and what we can all do to contribute to a larger solution.
Welcome to Kitchen Essentials, a video series showcasing the favorite tools of renowned chefs. In this episode, we visit Top Chef finalist Shirley Chung at her restaurant Ms. Chi Cafe in Culver City, California. Shirley specializes in Chinese-American cuisine and shares the five kitchen tools that are essential in her kitchen: a cast iron pan, medical-grade tweezers, her favorite spoon, a rolling pin, and an immersion circulator. Shop Shirley Chung's Kitchen Essential Picks
In this episode Guillermo visits Kings County Distillery, New York City’s oldest distillery after prohibition (opened 2010). While Head Distiller and co-owner Colin Spoelman gives a tour of the 119-year-old facility, they talk about the illegal origins of the spirit, bringing Kentucky moonshine to Brooklyn, and how to make it in a DIY distiller set up.
Fans of the CW’s Supernatural will recognize Misha Collins as the angel Castiel, but in his newest role as cookbook author, Collins and his wife, journalist and historian Vicki Collins, help families become mealtime adventurers. The aim is to foster lifelong positive relationships for children with cooking and eating real food.
Guillermo joined forces with TV Guide's Keisha Hatchett, and taking a literal page from Misha's book, set up an Inventor's Pizza Party to make some Supernatural-inspired mini pizzas with the actor. Get the recipes and buy Misha's book! Very special thanks to our friends at ICC (The International Culinary Center) for hosting us - and if you're in NYC check out their one-day pizza class!
At her NYC chocolate shop Stick With Me Sweets, Susanna Yoon (formerly of Per Se) makes edible miniature works of art. These colorful, marbleized, portable chocolate domes are packed with the flavors and textures of some of Susanna’s favorite desserts, which include a kalamansi meringue pie, and the vero, a silver blue bonbon that houses a mix of sea salt caramel and crunchy pecan bits. In the words of the chef, handcrafted chocolate is the sweetest way to tell somebody “stick with me”.