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Raiders of the Lost Chicken

by in In Season, Restaurants, May 13th, 2017

Chef Antoine Westermann Chicken is simple, right? You can take a breast, thigh or drumstick and grill, saute, poach or fry it for an everyday meal. If you want to be healthy, you buy organic or free-range, but we are all guilty of grabbing the generic package of on-sale chicken breasts at the grocery store in a pinch. Did you know, though, that the chicken you eat today is nothing like the chicken your grandparents ate? Read more

Chefs’ Picks: Mother’s Day

by in Restaurants, May 12th, 2017

Brioche French Toast
Chefs’ Picks tracks down what the pros are eating and cooking from coast to coast.

On top of everything else they do, the moms in our lives often play the role of meal magician — deftly delivering mains, sides and desserts, to boot — so there’s no better time to give them time away from the kitchen than Mother’s Day. Here are some mom-inspired creations that chefs around the country are dishing up to celebrate the occasion. Read more

Chefs’ Picks: LA Mexican Food

by in Restaurants, May 5th, 2017

Mexicokosher BurritoChefs’ Picks tracks down what the pros are eating and cooking from coast to coast.

Home to the largest population of Mexicans outside of Mexico, Los Angeles is in no short supply of the country’s native cuisine. It’s easy to sink your teeth into all sorts of asada and al pastor, when there is, almost literally, a taco truck on every corner. Yet that’s also what makes choosing ‘the best’ such a herculean task; sorting through this immense talent pool could take a lifetime. Mercifully, you can rely on the expert advice of LA’s accomplished professionals to help narrow down the field. They’ve put in the proper legwork. Regardless of the cuisine they prepare in their own kitchen, every chef in this town seeks off-day comfort in the form of tortillas and salsa, et al. Read more

Chefs’ Picks: Hangover Foods

by in Restaurants, April 30th, 2017

Medio Dia
Chefs’ Picks tracks down what the pros are eating and cooking from coast to coast.

Food may be the last thing you want to face after a booze-centric night on the town, but chefs know that the right dish can help to successfully stave off that dreaded hangover. From midnight snacks to greasy grub, find out what the pros eat to revive after imbibing. Read more

Chefs’ Picks: Butcher Shops

by in Restaurants, April 23rd, 2017

Caputo's Cheese
Chefs’ Picks tracks down what the pros are eating and cooking from coast to coast.

Long before the days of all-in-one supermarket shopping, a trip to the local meat market was a near-daily ritual. You’d know the butcher by name — and the butcher would know your order by heart. But by the end of the 20th century, convenience shopping had diminished the butcher’s prominence in American cuisine. Now, a heightened focus on farm-to-table philosophies, sustainability and nose-to-tail meat preparation has resulted in a new rise in popularity for the butchery profession. Read on to find out where meat-minded industry folks shop for chop. Read more

Chefs’ Picks: Favorite Family Recipes

by in Restaurants, April 16th, 2017

Strawberry-Rhubarb Pie
Many chefs thrive on flexing their creative muscles in the kitchen, but their best work often taps into those classic family recipes that first inspired their love of food. From comforting lasagna to blue ribbon-worthy pies, here are what the pros are cooking up when they’re craving a hearty helping of nostalgia. Read more

No-Kid Policy Pays Off for ‘Elegant’ Italian Eatery

by in News, Restaurants, April 10th, 2017

No-Kid Policy Pays Off for ‘Elegant’ Italian EateryRemember that Italian restaurant that recently decided to reward the parents of well-behaved children with a discount? An Italian restaurant in North Carolina is taking the opposite approach — skipping the carrot and grabbing the stick.

Caruso’s, an Italian fine dining establishment in Mooresville, North Carolina — “Traditional, classy, intimate,” its website declares, in a fancy script font — has decided to ban children under 5. (“No Children’s Menu Available,” the site underscores.)

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Chefs’ Picks: Easter Brunch

by in Restaurants, April 9th, 2017

Make-Ahead Green Bean Casserole
Just as varied as the selection of sweets that typically come stuffed in an Easter basket are the food-centric customs that have sprung up around the holiday. Sunday brunch is one such beloved way to celebrate the occasion, with families sitting down to a special late-morning meal steeped in tradition. Here, several chefs divulge their favorite Easter brunch classics. Read more

Chefs’ Picks: Thai Takeout

by in Restaurants, April 2nd, 2017

Shrimp Pad Thai

The rainy days of April provide the perfect excuse to indulge in restaurant takeout in the comfortable confines of your own home. And what better way to channel the sunny days that lay just ahead (hello, May!) than by diving into the vibrant, heat-packed dishes that characterize Thai cuisine. Here, chefs around the US fill us in on their favorite Thai takeout dishes.

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Chefs’ Picks: Favorite Movie Treats

by in Restaurants, March 26th, 2017

Spicy Chipotle Mixed Nuts with Bacon and Popcorn

Movie nights are the perfect excuse for nibbling on sweet and salty snacks. When it comes time to watch the action unfold on the screen at home or in the cinema, even chefs who spend their days making masterful dishes prefer to cozy up with low-fuss fare. Here are some of their flick-ready favorites. Read more