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Buckwheat Blinis with Crème Fraiche & Caviar

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  • Difficulty: difficult
  • Video Length: 24:20
  • Course: Entertaining and Advanced WTF?

This is a simple dish that just requires a couple steps. Blinis are basically pancakes - and the buckwheat gives them some extra flair. As with pancakes and crepes, remember to combine your wet and dry ingredients separately. For caviar, choose one that fits your budget - ideally, select something wild and unpasteurized.

Richard Blais (Season 4)

Richard is not only a chef, but also a culinary designer, working all over the east coast. He and his wife reside in Atlanta, Georgia with their two weimaraners and are expecting their first child in the spring. He is known for his innovative and personal take on classical cuisine and has studied under luminaries such as Thomas Keller, Daniel Boulud, and Ferran Adria. Richard believes cooking is an art and a craft and food is meant to stimulate on many levels. He incorporates global ingredients, modern cooking methods, wit and a sense of humor to all his food. He says if he were a food he would be an artichoke. "It's tough, difficult to work with, even dangerous at its core; but when you come down to it, it's simple, beautiful and delicious."