Inside the Kitchens of Real Chefs
We asked some big-name chefs to reveal their favorite pieces of pro kitchen gear they use at home.
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The cooking expert: Ming Tsai is the chef and owner of Blue Ginger in Wellesley, Mass., host of East Meets West, now airing on Fine Living Network, and host and executive producer of the Public Television cooking show, Simply Ming.
The pick: "I really enjoy using my All-Clad slow cooker."
What I do with it: "What sets it apart from other slow cookers is its superior even heating and the shape — it's an oval, which makes it perfect for slow-cooking a whole duck."
Personal glimpse: "Red roast duck is one of my favorite dishes from childhood — my grandfather used to tend to his red roast all day long. With a slow cooker, I can make an entire duck for my family by combining all the ingredients at once and just letting it do its thing. And what's even better, the house still gets filled with that wonderful aroma of red roast, but I don?t have to make sure I can devote four hours in the kitchen."
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