Culinary Arts Center Welcomes Celebrated Chefs who Dazzle with Local Flavors
Submitted by: HAL Culinary Team
Yes, it's all sugar! Chef Kaushik Chowdhury, who is known for his incredible sugar creations, recently sailed on Statendam as a Culinary Arts Center guest chef.
The Culinary Arts Center presented by Food & Wine magazine has been busy hosting a variety of celebrated guest chefs on a variety of cruises over the past few months, and they whipped up some of their most tantalizing and eye-catching creations for Holland America Line guests. Read on for recipes from some of the chefs who sailed and let us know if you make them at home. The Incredible Sugar and Chocolate Creations of Chef Kaushik Chowdhury Chef Kaushik Chowdhury recently sailed on Statendam where he impressed guests with his culinary creations. Guests were even able to choose his White Chocolate Bread Pudding on the main Dining Room menu. Chef Chowdhury is the Executive Pastry Chef at JW Marriott, Hill Country Resort & Spa, in San Antonio, Texas. He has received numerous awards throughout his culinary career, including Gold Medal in the U.S. National Pastry Championship, Food Network Pastry Dare Devil Sugar Challenge, Gold Medal in Food Network’s Sugar Showdown Challenge and Gold Medal in NACE (National Association of Catering Executive) Wedding Cake Challenge. Kaushik lead Team USA at the World Pastry Championship in 2010 where he and his team won bronze medal for their performance. —– Food & Wine Chef Nancy Silverton’s Marvelous Mozzarella This fall, guests on Prinsendam’s Mediterranean cruise were treated to cooking demonstrations by Chef Nancy Silverton. With partners Mario Batali and Joe Bastianich, Silverton is the co-owner of Pizzeria and Osteria Mozza in Los Angeles, Newport Beach and Singapore, as well as Mozza2Go and Chi Spacca in Los Angeles. Silverton also founded the world-renowned La Brea Bakery and Campanile Restaurant, an institution that Angelenos cherished for decades. MOZZARELLA DI BUFALA WITH BAGNA CAUDA, BOTTARGA AND CROUTONS When I opened the Osteria, Joe Bastianich told me that one of his favorite combinations was fried mozzarella stuffed with anchovies. While I certainly trusted the guy and know he has great taste, let’s just say that the combination sounded less than delicious to me. But since Joe said so, I tried it — and I loved it. What I didn’t know is that bufala and anchovies are […]