In this week's episode of CHOW Happy Hour, Martin Cate, owner of Smuggler's Cove in San Francisco, shows us that a holiday party doesn't have to be all spiked cider and boozy eggnog. Drawing inspiration from a friend's latke party, Martin mixes it up with a fresh and fruity spiced holiday sangría.
In this episode of Kitchen Essentials we visit Christopher Lier, Head Baker at Bub and Grandma's in Los Angeles, where he talks us through his favorite tools as a baker and pastry chef. Chris shows us his petty knife, bench scraper, French-style rolling pins, and more. Watch to learn why Chris is such a fan of these tools and considers them to be his kitchen essentials.
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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”.
In the Armenian neighborhood of Glendale, Los Angeles, Armen and his family have been serving up mini kabobs to hungry to loyal customers for more than thirty years! Every morning they start whipping together fresh ingredients - fresh potatoes, red ripe tomatoes, and grandma’s special hummus recipe. We took a trip to this local attraction to witness their juicy skewers on the flaming grill and hear more about their generational story.
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.
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.