1In a large bowl, scatter yeast over a mixture of white wine and water; leave for several minutes to bubble up, then stir to mix well.
2Add flour, semolina, olive oil, fennel seeds, and salt. Mix together, then turn onto an unfloured board and knead until the dough is smooth and elastic. Lightly oil a clean, dry bowl, and return dough. Lightly oil the top, cover with a damp towel, and let rise for 45 minutes or until puffy.
3Divide the dough into small pieces. Roll each into a long, slim pencil, cut into 3-inch lengths, and pinch the two ends firmly together to form a ring.
4Preheat the oven to 375°F. Bring a pot of salted water to a rolling boil and drop the taralli in, a few at a time. When the taralli rise, remove and drain on a kitchen towel.
5Arrange boiled taralli on a greased cookie sheet and bake 15 to 20 minutes, until golden brown and crisp. Makes 4 to 5 dozen.
In this episode of Chow-to, Guillermo visits a Greenwich Village institution for all things English, Tea and Sympathy. He meets with Nicky Perry (owner and founder) to learn her family’s easy recipe for beef shepherd’s pie (which technically in modern British English is a cottage pie). No matter what you call it, this quarantine-friendly comfort dish uses some ingredients you probably already have in your pantry, and will make you feel cozy all year round. This is an excellent way to make something delicious and inexpensive (you only need ground meat, potatoes, carrots and frozen peas!) that will last for a couple of days, making it perfect for cooking during lockdown.
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.
MasterChef and Chopped judge, cookbook author, philanthropist, and owner of Mexican restaurant Johnny Sánchez in New Orleans, chef Aarón Sánchez joins Joey Skladany for a Take 5. Interview The James Beard award-winner shares his favorite pantry staples, nacho tips, and the plant-friendly chef he’s following on social media to get inspired in the kitchen.
We kick off our new mini-season of CHOW-TO with an episode about the Instagram-famous pancakes you've definitely seen in your feed. Back before the coronavirus pandemic shuttered restaurants in New York, senior video producer Guillermo Riveros visited Tom Yang, co-founder of Japanese ice cream shop Taiyaki, to learn how to make their ridiculously fluffy Japanese souffle pancakes. Since you're not able to stand in line to get these dreamy breakfast treats, you may as well make your own copycat creation at home! These are definitely the cure for all the brunch dates you've been missing during quarantine.
Senior video producer Guillermo Riveros is cooking up Colombian dishes while social distancing as a way to find comfort during these difficult times through dishes that remind him of his family and home. Here he shows us how to make an extra cheesy version of traditional white arepas and a super easy sauce to eat them with called hogao.
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.