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The Gourmet Connection
Chef Tom Valenti MacNut™ Versatility
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Chef Tom Valenti
Chef Tom Valenti, chef-owner Ouest
Tom Valenti is one of the most revered chefs in New York. Although his intensely flavored cooking has drawn raves from the food press for over a decade, Valenti has earned some of his most rapturous praise over the last two years.
 
Tom is the author of Welcome to My Kitchen and Tom Valenti's Soups, Stews, and One-Pot Meals : 125 Home Recipes from the Chef-Owner of New York City's Ouest and 'Cesca. He heartily endorses MacNut™ Oil and is the contributor to many of the recipes you see on this site.
 

Valenti is the chef-owner of Ouest, which opened on New York’s famed Upper West Side in 2001. Tom single handedly transformed one of New York’s premier neighborhoods from one where people left to have a good meal, to a food destination. In fact, he was the first and still only chef to ever appear on the cover of New York Magazine with an article entitled, "How the Upper West Was Won." His newest restaurant, Cesca, serves Italian cuisine and Wild Game.
 
His culinary training began in his Italian grandmother’s kitchen and matured with Guy Savoy in Paris. Upon arriving back in New York, he became sous-chef at Gotham Bar and Grill under the tutelage of Alfred Portale. From there, he became the chef and partner of Alison on Dominick Street restaurant where Food And Wine Magazine named him one of the top 10 chefs in the country. While at Alison’s, he made lamb shanks famous.
 
Tom then moved to Cascabel, which topped Ruth Reichel’s (the New York Times food critic) top 10 favorite restaurants list of 1994. Tom then enriched Butterfield 81, which was chosen as one of the top 10 restaurants in New York City by Gael Greene, the food critic for New York magazine. 
 
When Tom opened up Ouest, history was made as he was named one of the top 10 chefs in New York City in 2002 and one of Gourmet magazine’s top 50 chefs. Ouest is one of the hottest tickets and toughest reservations in town, attracting both neighborhood people, and celebrities alike.

Not only is Mr. Valenti a talented chef, he also has a heart of gold. He is the founder of Windows of Hope – founded after the WTC tragedy of 9/11 to help the families of those in the food and beverage industry. He has raised over 20 million dollars to date.

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MacNut™ Oil Versatility
 
  • Salad Dressing – MacNut™ Oil is light and lovely on its own or as a key ingredient in many salad dressing recipes, sweet to savory.
 
  • Stir Frying - With its high smoke point, low viscosity and a sweet nutty flavor, MacNut™ Oil is the ideal stir-frying oil.
 
  • Pan-frying - Whether cooking fish, eggs, poultry or pancakes, MacNut™ Oil is an exquisite culinary oil that will compliment natural flavors.
 
  • Grilling and Roasting - With its 410º smoke point, MacNut™ Oil adds flavor while it seals in the moisture whether you are grilling a steak or fish or roasting vegetables.
 
   
  • Marinades: With the low viscosity and high temperature range of MacNut™ Oil, it makes an excellent marinade ingredient.
 
  • Basting: Keeps meats moist while enhancing flavor.
 
  • Baking: From breads to cakes to confectionery to toppings, MacNut™ Oil is the choice of knowledgeable cooks and bakers. Due to its light and delicious flavor, it has many more applications than olive oil.
 
  • Color & Fragrance: Has a rich golden color and a nutty fragrance.
 
  • Texture: Light and smooth mouth feel. MacNut™ Oil is not greasy even in large quantities.
   

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Certification
 
  • By the National Heart Foundation (Aus.)
  • As Kosher (Aus)
  • Can be certified as Halal approved
 

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