Not too long ago, the SAVEUR test kitchen was taken over by a full video crew for the shooting of our newest video show, a co-production with YouTube's HUNGRY channel: Dueling Dishes, the kind of culinary cooking show that we've always wanted to watch. In each episode, two seriously talented professional cooks face off with the same instructions: make the same dish, and make it really good. Despite their shared inspiration, the resulting plates of food are wildly, creatively different from one another—and as the chefs share their secrets and techniques, they're inspiring us in our home kitchens, as well.
In the third episode of Dueling Dishes, chef Katy Sparks of Tavern on the Green makes a five-cheese macaroni dish topped with cauliflower and pumpkin seeds, while chef Ratha Chaupoly of sandwich shop Num Pang creates a double-crusted eggplant and portobello mac n' cheese. Which version wins over the judges? Watch the episode below to find out.
Dueling Dishes Episode 1: Latkes »
In the first episode, Eli Sussman of Mile End Deli goes up against Quality Meats chef Craig Koketsu in a Hanukkah-themed battle of the latkes.
Dueling Dishes Episode 2: Buche de Noel »
In the second installment of the series, Emma Bengtsson of Aquavit pits her Swedish-inspired yule log against a traditional buche de Noel with an American twist by Marc Aumont of The Modern.