When Mark Frauenfelder, editor in chief of MAKE Magazine and cofounder of Boing Boing, isn't busy making organic-peanut-butter-mixing machines, he is mixing up family-friendly projects like this, his version of sauerkraut. We visited this tin-can guitarist and king of the geeked-out project at his home in Los Angeles.
Patricia Wells's Go-To Salad
When culinary legend Patricia Wells agrees to go to the market with you to shop for summer produce, you don't ask questions. You just take your cameras and go. This is an unusual installment of My Go-To Dish: Patricia actually creates a new salad for herself based on the ingredients she finds at San Francisco's Ferry Building. To make her go-to dish your own, see the recipe.
Mindy Segal's Go-To Dessert
This episode of My Go-To Dish features Mindy Segal, owner of Mindy's HotChocolate Restaurant and Dessert Bar in Chicago. Segal has some serious flair when it comes to nontraditional desserts; here, her farmers' market haul goes toward a rhubarb-strawberry consommé. To make her go-to dish your own, see the recipe.
Jonathan Waxman's Go-To Chicken Under a Brick
This episode of My Go-To Dish features Jonathan Waxman, Top Chef Masters contestant and author of Italian, My Way. Waxman's West Village restaurant, Barbuto, is a Chowhound favorite. To riff off of the chef's brick chicken recipe yourself, start with this basic recipe and improvise as Waxman does in the video!
Kim Alter's Go-To Snack
This episode of My Go-To Dish features Bay Area chef Kim Alter. Kim's worked at Ubuntu and Manresa, and she's now opened her own restaurant, the Plate Shop, in Sausalito, California. To make her late-night snack your own, see the recipe.
The Frankies' Go-To Dish
This episode features the two Franks (Falcinelli and Castronovo), the forces behind Frankies Spuntino. To make their go-to dish your own, see the recipe.
This episode features Eleven Madison Park's Daniel Humm. To make his go-to dish your own, see the recipe.
Molly Ringwald's Go-To Dish
This episode of My Go-To Dish features the actress Molly Ringwald. To make her go-to dish your own, see the recipe.
Charles Phan's Go-To Dish
The premiere episode of CHOW's My Go-To Dish video series features Slanted Door chef-owner Charles Phan. To make his go-to dish your own, see the recipe.
Brian Boitano's Childhood Recipe for BBQ Sauce
Everyone knows Brian Boitano from winning the 1988 Olympics in men's figure skating, and some may even know him from his cooking show, What Would Brian Boitano Make? But very few people know how each of those things began. In this episode of My Food Thing, Brian revisits his childhood with a long-lost recipe for barbecue sauce and recalls the start of his successful skating career.
Stuart Brioza and Nicole Krasinski's Midnight Snack
In this episode of My Food Thing, we visit the San Francisco home of Stuart Brioza and Nicole Krasinski, who own State Bird Provisions. They show us how to make their favorite midnight snack, sauerkraut and pecorino "tacos," and demonstrate that even chefs like simple food. (Stuart also coins a new phrase for their creation: Condiment Cuisine.)
Traci Des Jardins's Homemade Carnitas Tacos
In this episode of My Food Thing, we visit the San Francisco home of renowned chef/restaurateur Traci Des Jardins, where she shows CHOW.com viewers how to make one of her favorite party dishes, carnitas tacos.
This episode of My Go-To Dish features Emilia Terragni, editorial director at Phaidon Press in London. Terragni was responsible for the first English translation of the renowned Italian cookbook The Silver Spoon. To make this simple pesto sauce, see the recipe here.
"Mob Wives" Star Renee Graziano Makes Meatballs
In the premiere episode of My Food Thing, CHOW.com’s new video series showcasing fun culinary encounters with celebrities, Mob Wives star Renee Graziano takes a break from filming the hit VH1 reality series to make meatballs with her sisters and nephew. [Ed. note: This video contains language that may not be safe for work.] My Food Thing features culinary encounters with celebrities as they share their private "food thing." From rock stars talking about their favorite spots to eat on tour, to grocery shopping with TV's hottest stars, My Food Thing is a window into the lives of fan favorites.
Mark McClusky's Go-To DIY American Cheese
This episode of My Go-To Dish features Mark McClusky, special projects editor at Wired magazine and Wired.com. McClusky has reported on and learned about modernist cuisine from some of its most well-known pioneers. His DIY American cheese recipe uses a scientific approach to cooking. To take part in the experiment, see the recipe. And once you've made Mark's cheese, try it in a grilled cheese sandwich, like he uses it here, or stuff it into a Juicy Lucy Burger.
This is a special episode of My Go-To Dish. Not only does it feature Michael Bulkowski, chef-owner of Revolver in Findlay, Ohio, but we also visit one of the best-known farms in the country: The Chef's Garden in Huron, Ohio. The Chef's Garden is an amazing place, as you'll see in the video. Bulkowski harvests some produce there, and then takes it home to make lunch. To make his go-to lunch your own, see the recipe.
Daniel Patterson's Go-To Summer Soup
This episode of My Go-To Dish features Daniel Patterson, chef-owner of Coi in San Francisco and Plum in Oakland. The best part of this video: getting to see Daniel in his home kitchen environment. He faces the same issues as the rest of us—old appliances, kids getting in the way, etc. To make his go-to soup your own, see the recipe.