Cook Like a Pro at Home: Two Star Michelin Chef Josiah Citrin Shares Mom’s Favorite Pecan Crusted Yam Holiday Recipe

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Want to cook like the pros do at home this holiday season? BlueStar® has gathered a virtual cookbook of favorite recipes featuring its top All Star Chefs with new recipes twice monthly at; today's feature is Chef Josiah Citrin’s Pecan Crusted Yams.

Chef Josiah Citrin with his BlueStar restaurant-quality range at home

It (BlueStar) provides my home kitchen with a cooking experience that only can be matched by my professional kitchen.

Whether baked whole or in a pie crust, yams are a perennial seasonal favorite and mainstay in fall, even for Two-Star Michelin Chef Josiah Citrin, whose own favorite holiday dish is Pecan Crusted Yams, just like mother used to make.

Chef and Owner Josiah Citrin of Mélisse Restaurant in Santa Monica, CA, painstakingly seeks out the finest quality products for every single dish he creates, including his pecan encrusted yams. Yams and sweet potatoes, with their high vitamin content, are a great and versatile fall and winter food.

In addition to the freshest and finest ingredients, Chef Citrin also uses the best cooking equipment. BlueStar pro appliances provide the home chef with a cooking experience that only can be matched by a restaurant kitchen environment. At home, Citrin favors his BlueStar because "it provides my home kitchen with a cooking experience that only can be matched by my professional kitchen." For baking yams – and for any other dish cooked in an oven – BlueStar’s convection fan system provides the most complete exchange of air possible and the oven is extra-large: it accommodates a full size 18" x 26" commercial baking sheet.

BlueStar also offers gas wall ovens to accommodate the overflow of baked delicacies for the holidays. Each gas wall oven contains a powerful 25,000 BTU burner and a 15,000 BTU ceramic infrared broiler.

Handcrafted in Reading, PA since 1880, BlueStar® cooking products are designed for discerning home chefs who demand restaurant-quality results in their own kitchens. The BlueStar® product line features high-performance gas ranges, cooktops, wall ovens and hoods. BlueStar’s unique performance features include an open gas burner system that produces up to 25,000 BTUs of cooking power, precise 130 degree simmer burners, and oversized convection ovens with professional-grade infrared broilers. Available in over 750+ colors and finishes, and with almost infinite configuration possibilities, BlueStar® premium cooking products offer virtually unlimited personalization options.

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Photo Credit: David Guilburt

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