Tonight, two Top Chef finalists, Mei Lin and Gregory Gourdet, face off in the finals of the 12th season. A few times, Mei has told her family story and the seeming disappointment her choice to be a chef has caused her parents. The one piece of advice they gave her? You'd better win.
For all of the cooks out there striving to impress their skeptical parents, here are six recipes that should always be perfect.
1. Poached Eggs
The quest to avoid over- or undercooking a poached can make for many failed eggs.