Handcrafted1 season, 10 episodes
We partnered with expert food makers to demonstrate and describe their craft in exhaustive detail.
Cooking TechniquesJason Yang, butcher at Fleishers Craft Butchery, breaks down half a cow into all the cuts you'd see at your local butcher shop. There are four sections Yang moves through: 1. ROUND: bottom round roast beef, eye round roast beef, sirloin tip steak, london broil steak, shank (osso buco) 2. LOIN: sirloin steak, tenderloin steak, flank steak, filet mignon, New York strip steak 3. RIB: skirt steak, ribeye steak 4. CHUCK: brisket, ranch steak, denver steak, chuck steak or roast, flat iron steak
Cooking TechniquesButcher and author Bryan Mayer shows Bon Appetit how to butcher an entire pig at Wyebrook Farm and explains every cut of pork. There are five sections of the pig that yield edible cuts: pork shoulder, pork belly, pork loin, pork butt (or ham), and the head. From those sections, the butcher can offer sausage, bacon, spare ribs, brisket, ribs, steaks, pork chops, pork cutlets, coppa, presa, secreto, and tenderloin.
Cooking TechniquesButcher Justin Williams shows Bon Appetit how to butcher an entire lamb and explains every cut of meat. There are six sections of the lamb that yield edible cuts: the neck, the shoulder, the rib, the loin, the kidneys, and the leg. From those sections, the butcher can offer boneless shoulder roast, spare ribs, rack of lamb, lamb noisette, lamb breast, leg of lamb, stir fry, stew, lamb chops and merguez sausage.
Cooking TechniquesYuji Haraguchi is a butcher and owner of the fish market Osakana. In this episode of Beautiful Butchery, Haraguchi shows Bon Appétit how to butcher a whole tuna and explains every cut of fish you would see at sushi restaurants. He breaks down the tuna into back loin, belly loin, pelvic fins, bones, and collars. From there, the cuts are broken down into saku blocks, sashimi, toro, chu-toro, sinews, sankaku, akami, tuna tartare, and aburi.
Cooking TechniquesIn this episode of Handcrafted, the Founder of Worldwide Soba Inc, Shuichi Kotani, shows Bon Appétit how to turn make soba noodles by hand.
RecipesIn this episode of Handcrafted (fka Beautiful Butchery), the Pastaio of Eataly Flatiron, Luca D'Onofrio, shows Bon Appétit how to turn four types of pasta dough -- egg pasta dough, spinach pasta dough, cuttlefish squid ink pasta dough, and semolina pasta dough -- into beautiful, handmade pasta shapes.
Cooking TechniquesCody Auger, chef/owner of Nimblefish in Portland, Oregon, breaks down 11 whole fish and turns them each into a single piece of nigiri. Watch as he scales, fillets and prepares Red Sea Bream (Tai), Threeline Grunt (Isaki), Golden Eye Snapper (Kinmedai), Young Gizzard Shad (Shinko), Sardine (Iwashi), Horse Mackeral (Aji), Trevally Jack (Shima Aji), Yellow Striped Butterfish (Takabe), Beltfish (Tachiuo), Bigfin Reef Squid (Aori Ika) and Bigeye Tuna (Maguro).
RecipesIn this episode of 'Handcrafted,' co-founder of Tartine Bakery Chad Robertson walks us through the process of making three different types of bread from scratch, including country sourdough, porridge bread and sprouted rye bread.
Entertaining & StyleChris Cheung, chef and owner of East Wind Snack Shop in Brooklyn, demonstrates how to make 8 types of dim sum including the "holy trinity" every chef is judged by: their siu mai, har gow, and pork bun.
Entertaining & StyleSugar artist Ana Parzych joins Bon Appétit for this episode of Handcrafted to demonstrate every step of filling, stacking, and decorating a 5-tier wedding cake in her impeccable style. From building layers of buttercream and applying fondant, to crafting intricate decorative molding and realistic sugar flowers, take an up-close look at the craftsmanship behind the world’s most luxurious wedding cakes.