Cannellini beans are full of fiber and protein. Collards, rich in vitamins A and K and calcium, are in the cancer-fighting cruciferous family. Parmesan rind -- don't toss it! -- lends an incredibly rich flavor. (No bacon required.)
What happens when a classically trained French pastry chef -- a master of butter, eggs, and sugar -- meets a Brazilian vegan? Read on to find out this and more about Francois Payard, a super-sweet guy.
Noted chef and "Chopped" judge Scott Conant has Scarpetta restaurants in New York City, Miami, Toronto, Las Vegas, and Beverly Hills. And he has a new book, "The Scarpetta Cookbook," which captures the essence of his much-heralded Italian cooking and the luxurious feeling of his restaurants.