What does Richard Blais always travel with?
If I’m competing on a show, I travel with ghee. My new thing this year, philosophically, is the fluidity of cooking. How do you just open up your fridge and just cook? As a younger, newer parent, whether it’s a quick-fire challenge on TV for Top Chef or you’re just getting off of work at home and have to throw a dinner together in 30 to 45 minutes, we all have this challenge of “I’ve gotta throw something together.” So I’ll bring in pantry items like clarified butter or a particular so-called molecular pantry ingredient like xantham gum or lecithin. These are all things that are found in the vitamin section of a market.