Le Fooding’s Best New Toy: La Toquera


Inaki Aizpitarte makes his toquera for Le Fooding

Alexandre Cammas Le Fooding d’Amour Paris-New York that features crazy-good New York chefs cooking alongside crazy-good Paris chefs LCD Sound System Paul Sevigny

Anyway, la toquera is a French invention of a chef making a cooking video while holding a camera (toque + camera). By necessity, the recipes are short and easy to follow and invariably hilarious. Le Fooding’s French website has several, from pastry icon Pierre Hermé’s wasabi-and-grapefruit “emotion” to Zoe’s cake from Pierre Jancou of the amazing wine bar Racines. My favorite so far is Toquera #19, Oriental mussels from Inaki Aizpitarte of Le Chateaubriand, who’s in NYC for Le Fooding and who manages to combine his very obvious cooking skill with his equally obvious distaste for being on camera.

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