'New York Culinary Experience' on Serious Eats

How to Make Jean-Georges Vongerichten's Kale Salad

At a recent cooking class during the New York Culinary Experience at the French Culinary Institute, Chef Jean Georges Vongerichten shared tips and a recipe for a raw kale salad from the menu at Nougatine restaurant on the Upper West Side. "It's a new-style Caesar salad," he said as he demonstrated the proper way to prepare dinosaur kale, serrano chilies, and a parmesan dressing for this delicious dish. More

How to Make Veal Braciole with Del Posto's Mark Ladner at the New York Culinary Experience

Chef Mark Ladner of Del Posto, who is famous for his delicious high-class-yet-rustic Italian cusine and for his fantastic taste in eye wear gave a hands-on demonstration of his Veal Braciole as part of the the New York Culinary Experience. You can order this dish at Del Posto, but with a little ambition, you can also make it at home. More

Jacques Torres' 5 Must-Have Pastry Tools

Jacques Torres posing with his class. [Photographs: Tressa Eaton] With colored balloons, heavy cream, and chocolate galore, it was pretty clear that the participants in Jacques Torres' "Chocolate Creations" class at the New York Culinary Experience last weekend were having way more fun than the other classes. Yes, those are balloons. Torres is very encouraging to those who want to try difficult pastry recipes at home. He tells would-be pastry chefs who mess up a project the first time to just do it again until they get it right. He took a minute away from cracking jokes and teaching the class how to make his whimsical creations to share the top fives tools you need when you want to... More

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