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Béchamel, a flour-thickened milk sauce, is one of the basic “mother sauces” of classic French cooking. It’s found in pasta dishes such as Lasagne alla Bolognese and is often used in creamed-vegetable recipes.
1Melt butter in a small, heavy saucepan over medium heat until foaming. Add shallots (if using) and sauté 2 minutes. Do not let brown.
2Reduce heat to low, add flour, and whisk until smooth and raw taste is cooked off, about 1 minute. Gradually whisk in milk. Add bay leaf and cook until just thickened, stirring often, about 10 minutes.
3Stir in nutmeg and salt. Season with ground white pepper. Cool sauce slightly. Discard bay leaf before using.
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.
Award-winning chef, restauranteur (Anissa, Rickshaw) and cookbook author Anita Lo joins us for the latest edition of Chowhound's Table to Talk to dish about her book SOLO: A Modern Cookbook for a Party of One along with her philosophy around solo cooking. Lo also shares the food parts you should definitely stop throwing out, her new favorite food cities, and how being an LGBTQ chef has changed since she first picked up the knives.
Café Gratitude, a small vegan chain from California, has an interesting concept to improve the future of our planet. Meatless Monday deals and offerings across the country show no signs of slowing down. Growing concern over both the quality of mass-processed meats along with climate change and the humane treatment of animals, is inspiring folks to adopt vegan habits, at least part-time anyways. The café took a step ahead by offering 50% off on their most popular dishes every Monday for a limited time, as an incentive for diners, while trying to motivate other restaurants to follow the model. Café Gratitude’s motto “Be plant rich” means they want you to live a rich life mostly on plants.
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”.