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The chef of the best restaurant in the world reveals the keys to making the perfect spaghetti marinara

Emma Fierberg
The chef of the best restaurant in the world reveals the keys to making the perfect spaghetti marinara

Daniel Humm is the chef of the best restaurant in the world, Eleven Madison Park. Humm believes everyone should know how to make the perfect spaghetti with tomato sauce. Following is a transcript of the video.

I think chefs are very, pretty basic people. You know, simple. We get -- we're happy when we have some good bread or a good pasta or you know what I think my go-to restaurants are, are either Italian or Japanese. I think that's kind of where I go. Yeah.

I'm Daniel Humm and I'm the chef and co-owner of Eleven Madison Park, The NoMad, and Made Nice.

One of my favourite dishes is spaghetti with tomato sauce. Very simple but, you know, it's all about the slow roasting of the tomatoes. I use a little bit of anchovies in my sauce and ... and then there's some fresh tomatoes but there's also some canned tomatoes. And the best ones are the San Marzano. And some onions and then just cook the spaghetti just right you know nice al dente. And, and I use some fresh basil in the end but I love, I love the simple recipes because you get to perfect them over and over again. And they might seem simple but there's so many moments where you either make it really great or you can kind of go wrong.

I love the spaghetti, the dried spaghetti because they're nice al dente, you know?

I love to cook at home and I like to be at home because we're running around so much that sometimes it's nice to really find that peace in your own four walls, you know? And definitely pasta is a go to. Salads are a go to. Sometimes you order in as well when you're really lazy. But, no, it's nice to cook at home and, and being at home for sure.