Chef and restaurateur Daniel Patterson is committed to change—starting in his own kitchens—and calls on the industry at large to take a good, hard look at itself.
This dish was inspired by congee, the smooth porridge that Chinese farmers make from broken grains of rice left over from threshing. Patterson cracks rice in a grain mill, but you can also break the grains in a spice mill or simply purchase broken rice at Asian markets. Slideshow: More Recipes With MushroomsRecipe from Food & Wine Best New Chefs All-Star Cookbook
This light, refreshing soup combines sweet red bell peppers with more intensely flavored roasted piquillo peppers. The recipe calls for fresh cranberry beans and green or wax beans, but you can use any combination of shelling and pole beans that are in season. Slideshow: More Warming Soup RecipesRecipe from Food & Wine Best New Chefs All-Star Cookbook
Sorghum, a type of grass, has seeds that can be popped like popcorn. Patterson tops his nutty, crunchy quinoa salad with popped sorghum, which gives it a buttery flavor. You can also substitute regular popping corn. Slideshow: More Quinoa RecipesRecipe from Food & Wine Best New Chefs All-Star Cookbook
Chefs Daniel Patterson and Roy Choi season their awesome tomato-based spicy sauce with Korean chile paste and use it with everything from fries and onion rings to burgers and chicken.
Good cooks rely on recipes, but only to a point. Chef Daniel Patterson examines the pitfalls of written directions and urges a return to a riskier—and ultimately more rewarding—approach.
The Power of Touch
Throw away your tongs and toss your food processor. Chef Daniel Patterson believes that in the kitchen, nothing can replace human hands.
Daniel Patterson uses dandelion greens instead of the usual parsley to add a slightly bitter edge to his salsa verde. Slideshow: Potato Side Dishes
Chef Daniel Patterson uses ground dried seaweed as a rub to coat thick pork chops before pan-roasting them. This is a simplified version of the dish Patterson created, in which he cooked seaweed with garam masala and soy sauce then dehydrated and ground it. More Pork Chop Recipes