Our Best New Chefs consistently amaze us with their kitchen wisdom. Here, past winners share their expertise with mini lessons on everything from how to make the ultimate panini to how to stock the perfect pantry.


Terrance Brennan of Artisanal in New York City says, “The biggest mistake people make is wrapping cheese tightly in plastic—that doesn’t allow the cheese to breathe. Instead, loosely wrap cheese in parchment paper, then store it in a cool area like a wine cabinet or in the crisper section of your fridge.”

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