In this episode of Chow-To, Guillermo meets with Francesca Chaney, the youngest restaurateur in Brooklyn, at her vegan café Sol Sips. Francesca teaches Guillermo how to make vegan cultured butter using coconut oil , creating not only a healthier and tastier alternative to the commonly found substitutes (looking at you margarine), but also an affordable option compared to store-bought. Cultured vegan butter can be used as a tasty spread or browned and used for baking as well. Francesca was named one of Eater’s Young Guns ’19, as recognition of her culinary talent and her amazing community work out of Bushwick. Her plan is to offer affordable wellness to underserved customers, and make sure her products are accessible to all.
In this episode of Chow-To, Guillermo visits chef Ivan Garcia at one of his restaurants in Brooklyn, Guadalupe Inn, to talk about chapulines (grasshoppers) in Mexican cuisine, and to learn how to make a delicious and nutritious dish using these musical insects
In this episode of Kitchen Essentials, we visit chef Matt Hyland, at his celebrated pizza restaurant Emmy Squared in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. The specialty at Emmy is Detroit-Style pizza, so Matt talks us through his essential tools to make these pies. We start with the squared pan that has roots in the automotive industry, followed by the flat-bottom ladle he uses to create stripes with the sauce. We then look at the clamp the chef uses to bring the pizza out of the oven, finish with his trusty pizza cutter, and a cooling rack, essential for keeping the pies crunchy.
Welcome to Kitchen Essentials, a video series showcasing the favorite tools of food and drink experts. In this episode, we visit with Tiki cocktail expert Shannon Mustipher at her bar Glady's in Crown Heights, Brooklyn. Shannon is an expert on all things rum and Caribbean cocktails. She takes us through a list of the essential items behind her bar: a swizzle stick or le bois lélé, a metal shaker, a Japanese-style jigger, a channel knife, and a commercial drink mixer. Shop Shannon Mustipher's Bar Essential Picks.
It’s unfair how little presence Iranian food has in the restaurant world. A cuisine as sophisticated and influential deserves the spotlight, and food explorers should have the opportunity to try Persian flavors and ingredients in all their glory. In this episode, Guillermo visits Sofreh in Brooklyn, and meets chef and owner Nasim Alikhani, to learn how to make her version of a traditional North Iranian bean and dill stew (baghali ghatogh). This recipe makes it easy for home cooks to introduce Iranian flavors and techniques into their kitchens.
Move over chickpea stew! This hearty dish has the potential to become the next "It" recipe. The stew is completely vegan, and with the addition of a poached egg on top, you can make this a crowd-pleaser.
Contrary to popular belief, May 5th is not Mexican Independence Day. What Cinco de Mayo actually celebrates is the victory of the Mexican army against the French during the Battle of Puebla in 1862.
The holiday in the U.S. with time has become a celebration of Mexican-American culture, and drinking tequila. While it’s fun to indulge in tacos and margaritas, Guillermo decided to visit Casa Publica in Williamsburg, Brooklyn to learn how to make Puebla's most traditional recipe, mole.