How to Make America’s Most Expensive Beef Sandwich at Home
Breaded, deep-fried meat doesn’t need much more other than seasoning. Add to that, using one of the most expensive cuts of meat in the world. Wrap some crustless white bread around it, and you’ve got yourself a perfect snack known as Katsu Sando. A popular Japanese convenience store staple that has become an Instagram darling, and the new avocado toast at restaurants around the country. To learn more about the sandwich, Wagyu beef, and how to make this treat at home (don't worry, you can use any protein, this is not reserved for the super rich) Guillermo visits chef Corwin Kave at Don Wagyu in NYC, to learn all the secrets behind America’s most expensive beef sandwich.
Make Nasi Lemak, Malaysia's National Dish (And Breakfast of Champions)
Nasi Lemak is the de facto national dish of Malaysia. Traditionally eaten for breakfast, it might seem like a simple dish. But don't be fooled, this is a flavor bomb. Guillermo visits chef Kyo Pang, at her restaurant Kopitiam in the Lower East Side of Manhattan to learn how to make this Baba Nyonya-staple. It's a fragrant, spicy and sweet delicacy — and even inspired its own Google Doodle. Are you ready to shake up your morning routine?
How to Make Mole Casero and Impress Everyone on Cinco de Mayo
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.
How to Make the Best Cacio e Pepe in NYC!
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.
How to Make Peeps at Home and Die of Cuteness Overload
Peeps are probably the most iconic Easter candy, and even if you don’t actually like eating them, they’re undeniably adorable in their brightly colored marshmallow chick and bunny guises. To learn how to make these little creatures from scratch, Guillermo visited chef and author, Michelle Doll at NY Cake, where sugar magic happens every day. Marshmallows are a really fun type of edible craft, and Michelle is an expert at creating beautiful treats. Beyond Easter (or any other holiday for that matter), when you're making edible marshmallow art, shapes and colors go as far as your creativity will take you.
How to Make Macarons With a French Master
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.
How to Make the Perfect Hummus from Scratch
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.
This Stew Proves You Need to Try Iranian Cooking
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.
How to Make Superfood-Infused Ice Cream with Moringa
Superfood fads come and go, but the moringa plant (often referred to as the "miracle tree") has been used for centuries in countries like India for its alleged health benefits, including healing and cleaning wounds, preventing cancer, and potentially treating depression. For this episode, Guillermo visits Pondicheri in NYC, one of the first restaurants in the city to include moringa on their menu, to learn more about the green powder, and use it to prepare ice cream!
How to Use Canned Sardines — From a Michelin Star Chef
Canned sardines rarely get their due. They’re convenient, sustainable, and healthy — and when used correctly, delicious! Guillermo visited Chef George Mendes at his Michelin Star Restaurant Aldea for a lesson in how to elevate these under-appreciated fish. Watch and learn as he creates an easy yet sophisticated dish that celebrates his mother's home cooking and his Portuguese heritage.
Move Over Pho! Learn how to Make BUN BO HUE your new favorite Vietnamese Soup
In our inaugural episode of CHOW-TO, Guillermo learns how to make Bun Bo Hue with Chef Jimmy Ly of Madame Vo in New York City. Bun Bo Hue is the second most popular traditional Vietnamese soup after Pho, this one originating in the city of Hue in Central Vietnam (translated to English Bun means noodles, and Bo means beef). It is a dish famous for its balance of acidity, spice, and umami flavors. This particular iteration is inspired by Southern Vietnam, and is spicy and rich in color and flavor. Watch and learn!
CHOW-TO is an instructional series hosted by Senior Video Producer Guillermo Riveros dedicated to breaking down the process for creating the most delicious foods. Follow along for valuable insight and guidance from the world's finest chefs.
How to Make Kimchi at Home
Kimchi has conquered the world! Most people know this popular Korean side dish as fermented cabbage, but the truth is you can kimchi pretty much any vegetable and fruit.
Food explorers seek it at restaurants and/or specialty stores. This fermented delicacy is an immune-system boosting probiotic food, that includes "healthy bacteria".
In the season finale of CHOW-TO, Atoboy's chef de cuisine YeongSoo Lee teaches Guillermo the basics on how to make the Korean staple.
There is not one right recipe, here we learn the principles, and the idea is to make it your own. Kimchi is so customizable, that traditional Napa cabbage is just the start. YeongSoo shows us a couple of other variations for inspiration. Move over pickles, time to do some fermenting at home.
CHOW-TO is an instructional series hosted by Senior Video Producer Guillermo Riveros dedicated to breaking down the process for creating the most delicious foods. Follow along for valuable insight, fun demos, and guidance from the world's finest chefs.
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