"One trick I learned from [Chef] Jasper White's prep cook is to use tongs to juice lemons and limes," he revealed, placing half a lemon close to the fulcrum of his stainless steel tongs. He used the tongs to get a better and more powerful grip on the citrus before squeezing.
This tip is a great way to juice without a citrus juicer or reamer, and makes even more use out of those multipurpose kitchen tongs. What's your foolproof method of getting the most juice from citrus?
Ming made a number of dishes from his new cookbook, Simply Ming One-Pot Meals, but my favorite was his demonstration of a dish called Clams, Pork, and Jicama, in which he offered up a number of helpful tips that I wasn't familiar with. Follow these bivalve suggestions next time you cook at home, and you'll be happy as a clam. To see them, keep reading.
The hosts — all past James Beard Award winners themselves — will run with this year's "Ultimate Melting Pot" theme. They'll spearhead the May 9 gala reception as nominees and guests enjoy provisions from the likes of José Andrés and Jose Garces. Stay tuned for the announcement of James Beard Award finalists, which will come later this month.
To take a look at more fun photos from the weekend, browse my gallery after the break.
At the first ever Food and Wine and Rum festival in Barbados, celebrity chefs Tim Love, Tom Colicchio, Ming Tsai, Fergus Henderson, and Rob Feenie came together with some of the island's top culinary talent to provide a weekend of memorable eats. From beef brisket to fried fish with pepper sauce, no culinary delight was overlooked. Find a glimpse of the delicious food here.
Those hoping to become the next Kitchen Stadium superstar include none other than Ming Tsai, who is already an established television personality on PBS, as well as Food & Wine Best New Chef Bryan Caswell. Another notable participant is Marco Canora, owner of New York hotspots Hearth and Terroir. See all 10 chefs who will be competing — as well as my thoughts on the roster — when you keep reading.
- America's regional nostalgic candies are a dying breed. — Wall Street Journal
- Safeway stores have partnered with seafood organization Fish Wise to develop a sustainable seafood program. – San Francisco Chronicle
- Mark Chinese New Year and Valentine's Day, which land on the same date this year, with an East-West dish from Ming Tsai. — Chicago Tribune
- Is the end near for Napa's pricey cult Cabernets? — Los Angeles Times
- Where to eat in Vancouver during the Olympic Games. — New York Times
- Perfect with Super Bowl chili: cornbread with cheddar and chiles. — Boston Globe
- Liquor wholesalers are to blame when you can't find the brand of booze you're looking for. — Washington Post