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Key Ingredient: Marianne Sundquist of In Fine Spirits makes the most of pork cheeks

The Chef: Marianne Sundquist (In Fine Spirits) The challenger: Cleetus Friedman (City Provisions) The ingredient: Pork Cheeks Pork cheek, says Marianne Sundquist, is “one of the cuts of meat that is really underused.” Which is too bad, because “it’s really inexpensive, and I think something magical happens when it’s braised. . . . In the oven, it […]

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Key Ingredient: City Provisions’ Cleetus Friedman shows that, like bacon, bourbon makes everything better

The Chef: Cleetus Friedman (City Provisions) The challenger: Barry Sorkin (Smoque) The ingredient: Bourbon One thing Cleetus Friedman learned years ago is that you shouldn’t cook with a wine you wouldn’t drink. The same goes for bourbon, which is why one step of the recipe he came up with for bourbon-glazed ham is: “Pour half […]