Based on Adam Roberts’ popular food blog, The Amateur Gourmet, this Food Network series followed Adam as he learned how to make popular dishes from high end chefs all over New York City.
I co-wrote, directed, shot, produced, and edited every episode. We made 11 shows, each with a different theme and style. It was great fun, and gave me a chance to try out a bunch of different approaches I might not have done otherwise.
This is our Steak episode, where chef Chris Lim of BLT Steak teaches us how to make the perfect steak.
Three notes about this recipe:
First, it’s delicious and I highly recommend you make it.
Second, DO NOT HEAT YOUR PAN FOR MORE THAN 10 MINUTES, despite what Adam says in the video.
Third, if you do decide to take a crack at it (as many of my friends did), open your windows, turn off your smoke alarm, and close your bedroom doors. Meat cooked at a high temperature gives off a TON of smoke (but it’s worth it)!
If you want to see the other episodes, you can watch The Amateur Gourmet Web Series on Food2.