Chefs, What's on Your Holiday Wish List This Year?
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When Valley chefs size up, shake, and inspect their wrapped holiday gifts this year, what do they hope is inside? We asked and few and got answers ranging from the way out to the tried and true.
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I want to roast a whole duck. I've cooked duck at almost every restaurant I've ever worked at, but we always butcher it first and then serve either the breast or the legs. I want to serve it whole. A goose would be nice, too.
I would kill for a leg of prosciutto or jamón serrano -- is that too much to ask for? I guess while you're at it, a wheel of Parma would be nice, too.
A Scanomat TopBrewer. It's the most high-tech coffee maker I have ever seen. I think it shows just how much technology has come and will continue to influence the culinary industry over the next 10 years.
Dear Santa, I want a PolyScience Immersion Circulator, a tabletop bone and meat saw, and a G.I. Joe with a sauté grip!