Alto Essentials Makes Infused Products for Everyday Use

Chef and co-founder Jonah Reider hopes to bring micro-dosing, and quality ingredients, to the masses

Think of the garnishes used by an elegant chef—they’re concentrated accent marks: edible flowers, foraged greens and herbs, perfect-circle portions of mystifying morsels. More traditional chefs, novice or professional, give dishes a bit of a humbler finish: a couple dashes of EVOO, a few sprinkles of salt or, if it’s something sweet, a dab of honey. The dishes, if they’re a familiar or familial recipe, …

Cool Hunting Video: Dominique Ansel

Experimentation, creativity and constant change define the philosophy of this interesting NYC bakery

Greeted every morning by 150+ pastry enthusiasts waiting eagerly for a taste of the renowned Cronut, Dominique Ansel Bakery of Soho has made quite a name for itself. We spoke with the bakery’s head chef and owner, Dominique Ansel to see where his craze-inducing ideas come from. He explained some of the items on the bakery’s ever-changing menu, his desire for innovation and even presented …

Mouth + CH 2013 Holiday Fix

Salty or sweet, sample the best of indie food with these three collections—selected by yours truly

It’s no secret that we’re pretty enthusiastic about food here at CH, as we scour all corners of the country to find the most mouth-watering, handmade culinary offerings from people who’ve taken risks—and succeeded. We teamed up once again this year with our friends at Mouth—the go-to online purveyors of indie food—to offer a limited-edition holiday taster of our favorite new foods we discovered this …