To celebrate the seventh anniversary of his New York City restaurant Restaurant Marc Forgione, chef Marc Forgione put together a mysterious limited-edition tasting menu that will run through the week. Before the courses start dropping tonight, diners won't know anything about the menu except that Forgione created it while contemplating the seven deadly sins. We're not sure what the theme says about his path to success, but Forgione is definitely keeping tight-lipped about what foods he associates with sins as fun as greed and lust. For now, we got him to divulge some less sexy but seriously sinful actions he's seen in kitchens. No walk of atonement needed, but if you want tastier food, repent!
1. Overcrowding the pan. In order to get a nice sear on food, you have to leave enough room for the moisture to escape. Otherwise, it will get soggy and steam instead.
2. Playing with your meat. When you place the steak on a hot grill or pan, leave it alone until you begin to see a crust forming on the side of the steak that’s in contact with the skillet, about 3 to 4 minutes.