Tuna tartare is one of those dishes that we love to order at restaurants, but never really made at home — that is, until now. We spent some time with Top Chef contestant Stefan Richter to learn the best way to prepare this raw fish dish. Watch the video to learn how easy it is to make in your own kitchen, then read more to print Stefan Richter's recipe for tuna tartare.
Ever since we met Stefan Richter on Top Chef New York, we haven't been able to get enough of the fabulous Finnish chef! The owner of Stefan's at LA Farm specializes in cooking with fresh fish, so we went into his kitchen to learn the technique for properly filleting fish. Watch it now to see how it's done!
For the conch episode of Top Chef All-Stars, we have Finnish favorite, chef Stefan Richter, sharing his thoughts.
What's up everybody?! Lots has happened since I blogged last time. I have been to Finland, my homeland, and I opened a steakhouse in a beautiful cotton factory on a river in Tampere. You can see pictures on my Facebook or follow me on Twitter, if you like. Finland was fun, exiting, and a little emotional. My mom used to work across my new restaurant, 45 years ago as a chef at the Grand Hotel Tammer in Tampere.
Back to Top Chef: I haven't watched it since my Paisano Fabio got kicked off and I'm not really in the loop. So Carla is gone, Marcel is gone, Jamie my little love is gone, and who else is worth mentioning? This season it is pretty boring in my eyes, not because I'm not on, because most of it looks so calculated and preorganized and made up. And Sesame Street, really? What's next week? Hannah Montana or Justin Bieber? Maybe the Mickey Mouse Club on Masters? BRAVO you want some challenges? Hire me, I'll make them up for you.
The always entertaining Stefan Richter is back! Here are his thoughts on this week's Top Chef All-Stars. Take it away chef!
Hello Everybody: This will be short and sweet. Before I start blogging I have to say I love Tabatha Salon Takeovers; she makes me laugh a lot and she hates to be called sweetheart. So do I.
Three-day trip to Napa? Really? That's something new. Fondue. I make fondue in my restaurants sometimes. Dale funny guy, PHOONDUE, love it, he has gone from child to grown up. Ohhh pobresito: Angelo making things that are too complicated (that's something new). Blais, I know you hitting on my man, but great idea, I like it. I will put that on my menu next week. Goat cheese, barf hate it, can't stand goat cheese. Carla screwed up, it's very funky looking. Antonia is ratting on Mike Isabella. It is down to the wire. They all look tired and over it.
BLOGGING TOP CHEF ALL-STARS AGAIN, CAN YOU BELIEVE IT????
OK here we go again: First off, Jamie, my girl, is gone, that kind of sucks because since she is back on All-Stars my scallop sales went through the roof! Damn. Actually, it is not that bad, because she kind of screwed up in the last few episodes and she is, after all, my competition next door. I don't even remember who was the second person who got kicked off with her? I think I'm having a moment of dementia.
I have a question for all the readers: What bugs you the most about the judges? I tell you what bugs me the most — and it has for seven seasons and my personal past for more then 12 years in America. Judges, please eat with fork and knife! Geeze, God gave you two hands, use them. (I'm not a bible pusher.) There is nothing more anti-sexy than shoving your food in your mouth with only a fork. Then even using the fork on the wrong hand or use your fingers to get it on the fork. UGH. It is like watching Top Chef without sound, making Goulash without bay leaf and red wine, or going surfing in Finland without a wetsuit.
For more of Stefan's take on Top Chef, keep on reading.
For the all-star season of Top Chef, we have a special person recapping the show: previous Top Chef participant Stefan Richter! Here are his thoughts on last night's episode.Blogging Top Chef All-Stars, can you believe it? Me, the Euro who can't spell for sh*t. Anyway, here it goes! The last few episodes were pretty dull and to see my paisano Fabio getting nailed to the board, like I nailed the eel in my season . . . SNAP! Animal inside out — doesn't most Italian food look like that anyways, besides pizza? That comment will not get me any Italian friends, but who cares?
For more of Stefan's take on Top Chef, keep on reading.
If you've been enjoying what Ryan Scott has to say about Top Chef All-Stars, get excited because we've got another opinionated ex-contestant to share his thoughts on the show. Tomorrow, season five runner-up, Stefan Richter, will blog about the episode!
I can't wait to hear what the chef has to say about his bromantic partner in crime, Fabio Viviani, and I'm wondering if he still holds a special place in his heart for Jamie Lauren. Check back tomorrow to see what Stefan thinks of Top Chef All-Stars!
When I recently caught up with Fabio Viviani, he had plenty to tell me about his new restaurant Firenze Osteria, which the Top Chef: New York fan favorite opened last year. But the chef's not just busy with his North Hollywood eatery; he also happens to have a new TV show and book, and a number of endorsements, including San Pellegrino water and Bertolli olive oil. In between appointments (he has 60 events booked for the next six months!) he talked to me about his latest projects. More, after the jump.
Over the past year we've been lucky enough to experience two seasons — New York and Las Vegas — of Bravo's hit show Top Chef. Between the bromance of Fabio and Stefan and the brotherly bickering of Bryan and Michael, there have definitely been a lot of characters. Who's your fave?
As food festival season dwindles down, you might find yourself searching harder for events that will entertain you as much as your tastebuds. But look no further than our list below. Where else can you touch a 1,658-pound pumpkin but the Half Moon Bay Art & Pumpkin Festival? Imagine the jack-o'-lantern possibilities with that one. Find out what Top Cheffer Stefan Richter's been up to in Martha's Vineyard, or watch fellow contestant Fabio Viviani cook in the City of Brotherly Love.
Know of anything we've left off the list this week? Then please feel free to drop a line below!
- New York, NY: Global Kitchen: The Magic of Pickling — Oct. 13
- Boston, MA: Share Our Strength's A Tasteful Pursuit Dinner — Oct. 13
- San Francisco, CA: Whiskeyfest — Oct. 16
- Philadelphia, PA: Philadelphia Food & Wine Festival — Oct. 16-18
- Edgartown, MA: Martha's Vineyard Food & Wine Festival — Oct. 16-18
- Baltimore, MD: Russian Festival — Oct. 16-18
- Fort Collins, CO: Fall Harvest Brewfest — Oct. 17
- Llano, TX: Llano River Chuck Wagon Cookoff — Oct. 17
- Half Moon Bay, CA: Half Moon Bay Art & Pumpkin Festival — Oct. 17-18
- Wellfleet, MA: Wellfleet Oysterfest — Oct. 17-18
- Chicago, IL: Friends of James Beard Benefit Chicago — Oct. 18