I mentioned these shorts over at Sky Full of Bacon before, but I liked this one so I thought I'd bring it up again. It is a series called Key Ingredient where local chefs challenge each other by picking an obscure and/or difficult ingredient to center a dish around. This particular chef is asked to use was red bean paste. The chef uses it in a very interesting cure for bacon. To me, the most impressive part of these videos is seeing the thought process of creating the dish. Makes me want to go to Chicago to eat.
Here's the link to the Red Bean Paste Key Ingredient Video over at Sky Full of Bacon.
In other news, I just order this really cool looking cold smoking tool.