What are Richard Blais’ favorite ingredients?
As far as things I can’t live without, certainly vinegar or fresh citrus fruits. Acid is really what sets food apart. A lot of chefs think it’s salt, fat or butter. But it’s really acidity. Vinegar is a big part of my cuisine. You can make vinegar from anything. I just stumbled upon this passion fruit vinegar that is amazing. Generally speaking, at home I use a good sherry vinegar or cider vinegar.