The Duck Press: A French Classic

In the history of world cuisine, French chefs have been accused of being many things, but rarely ever “shy.” The French tradition holds dear the notion of not only using every part of an animal, leaving nothing edible to waste, but also of celebrating certain dishes that that often make more squeamish diners fold their…

Watch, Learn, Cook! A New Video!

The latest video in our “Back of the House with Ariane” series takes on the subject of veal. The great Barbara Lynch, a chef and restaurateur based in Boston, makes a traditional Italian dish of osso buco and Ariane takes the French path with paupiettes de veau. Link over to the recipes for Barbara Lynch’s Spicy…

Back of the House/Episode 9: Lamb with Ariane Duarte

Check out the latest episode of Back of the House with Ariane – Lamb, bam, thank you ma’am! In this quick video, Ariane is cooking our grass-fed lamb and lamb merguez sausage with Chef Ariane Duarte of CulinAriane in Montclair, NJ. Rack of Lamb with Warm Green Bean Potato Salad Duckfat Potato Cake with Merguez…

Back of the House/Episode 7: Berkshire Pork with Amanda Freitag!

In the latest episode of Back of the House, Ariane & Chef Amanda Freitag are laughing it up in The Brooklyn Kitchen while they prepare two of their favorite recipes for Berkshire pork. Berkshire pork is known for its juicy, flavorful meat which is heavily marbled. Sometimes known as kurobuta, (which is Japanese for “black pork”) Berkshire is highly sought-after…

Back of the House/Episode 5: Duck Breast with Sara Moulton

In the latest episode of Back of the House, Ariane and food-world-superstar, Sara Moulton, are searing & saucing duck breast. Follow along and see just how easy it is to get a fabulous, restaurant worthy duck dish on the table in less than 30 minutes with just a few ingredients. Beautiful!

Back of the House/Episode 4: Chicken with Ed Brown

In the latest episode of Back of the House, Ariane and Ed Brown show two riffs on poached chicken. Ariane makes a traditional, provincial Poule au Pot with foie gras stuffing and a myriad of accoutrements while Ed shows how it’s done on the UWS of Manhattan with bouillon poached chicken breasts with a black…

Back of the House/Episode 3: Quail with Daniel Boulud

In this episode of Back of the House, Ariane and famed chef Daniel Boulud are demonstrating two preparations of quail. The plump little game birds are a chef favorite! With juicy flesh and sweet, mild flavor we definitely agree. Check it out! If you’d like to get your apron on & follow along, Daniel’s full…

Back of the House/Episode 2: Foie Gras with Anita Lo

In our latest installment of Back of the House with Ariane, we head into the kitchen with Chef Anita Lo of Annisa restaurant. Ariane and Anita are longtime friends – they first met when each was just breaking into the food business in New York City which at the time was totally dominated by men….