The Top Chef judge’s pick for maple syrup is made in barrels once used for aging bourbon. As you might expect, the taste has just a hint of alcohol, which makes this syrup great for pairing with buttery-rich pancakes or waffles.
Renowned Italian chef Sara Jenkins uses Di Palo cheeses for the sandwiches and pasta dishes at her New York City restaurants, Porchetta and Porsena. Though the specialty shop is also in Manhattan, most of the cheeses come from Italy--and can be shipped anywhere in the States.
José Andrés, Ozomatli
Between his 10-plus restaurants, Top Chef hosting duties and Iron Chef America title, José Andrés pretty much never sleeps. Enter Ozomatli, his go-to coffee brand.
Only 10 female chefs in America have earned a Michelin star -- April Bloomfield has two (at NYC’s The Spotted Pig and The Breslin). So we believe her when she says that Li-Lac’s mint patties are way more decadent than our go-to drugstore Yorks.
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There are lots of things we'd like to ask a world-renowned chef. 1. How are you not 500 pounds? 2. Seriously, how do you poach an egg? 3. Where do you do your grocery shopping?
As for that last one, we've got answers. Namely because we asked (OK, stalked) our favorite chefs to find out where they buy their goods and what they eat on their off days.
Check out the slideshow above to discover where 10 world-renowned chefs do their shopping.