1Heat the broiler to high and arrange a rack in the top third of the oven. Cover a baking sheet with foil; set aside.
2Whisk the soy sauce, vegetable oil, and a pinch of pepper in a medium shallow bowl to combine. Dip the carrots and tofu pieces into the soy sauce mixture to coat (let the excess sauce drip off and back into the bowl), then lay the pieces on the baking sheet so they are not touching. Set the remaining sauce aside.
3Broil the carrots and tofu until browned on all sides, about 20 minutes total, turning the tofu every 5 minutes to brown on four sides and flipping the carrots after 10 minutes. Remove from the oven.
4Add the green onion, rice vinegar, and sesame oil to the reserved sauce and stir to combine. Add the broiled carrots and tofu to the sauce and toss to coat. Serve with steamed rice.
Cacio e pepe is a social media sensation. Everywhere you look, there are live-action pasta lifts of creamy, pepper-flecked, twirl-worthy mounds of this classic pasta dish. But this "new" foodie fodder is actually rooted in ancient Roman cuisine. To learn how to make this marvel from scratch, Guillermo travels to New York’s Seaport district to meet with world renowned chef Jordan Frosolone, and learn how he makes his “Best of NYC” (an honor bestowed by New York Magazine) dish. Chef Jordan is currently the executive chef at 10 Corso Como, an imported Italian restaurant/gallery concept that has become a celebrity darling since its opening last year. From its kitchen he shows Guillermo how to make pasta from scratch the traditional way, and how to successfully make this incredibly simple dish, that just requires precision and attention to detail.
These colorful little sandwich cookies turn us all into kids in a candy store. They’re so perfect that the idea of making them is intimidating — but fear not! To learn how to make them, Guillermo met with master pâtissier Jayce Baudry, the executive pastry chef for Daniel Boulud's Épiceries. The chef taught us tricks and techniques to make the process manageable, even for an amateur baker at home.
Store-bought hummus is convenient but you haven't lived until you've made your own. For this episode of Chow-To, we visit chef Eden Grinshpan at her Middle Eastern-inspired restaurant DEZ in New York City to find out how to make hummus that is way better than the kind you'll find in a store. Guillermo and Eden make a traditional version, and then, to make things more interesting, they take it to the next level with Eden’s signature Beet Meze. This delicious vegan, gluten-free, protein-packed base is easier to make than most people think.
Most granola is a fancy twist on toasted oats—consider that when contemplating the exorbitant prices retailers charge for it. The thing is, granola is incredibly easy to make at home, and for a fraction of the cost. This recipe is a granola base to which you can add whatever dried fruit, nuts, or other tasty bits make you happy. Feel free to tweak this with other spices, a little less honey, more salt—it’s quite forgiving, and customizing your own blend is the fun of making your own. If you want to experiment even further, try using other rolled grains such as spelt or barley and wheat instead of oats. Read more.
Caramelized onions add a great sweet and savory note to all sorts of dishes, from dips and salads to omelets and pizzas, and they're a must for good French onion soup.The only difficult thing about making them is the wait, but you can't rush deep golden-brown perfection. Read more.
CHOW takes a trip into the heady world of artisanal tofu. Minh Tsai and Dean Ku, cofounders of Hodo Soy Beanery in Oakland, California, lead the way, showing us how tofu, yuba, and nama (or sweet) yuba are made. See our tofu recipes.
Once you've used all your leftover Thanksgiving turkey in sandwiches and soups, don't throw out the bones! Use them to make a nice turkey stock you can freeze for up to 3 months, and use in any recipe that calls for chicken stock. Get the recipe.
Homemade whipped cream is so easy, and so much better than the stuff in tubs and cans. Perfect proportions of heavy cream, sugar, and vanilla are whipped just until medium peaks form; easy to customize and ready to top any dessert or drink you can dream up. Get the recipe.