This week, we visit with Robert Pieper, sous chef at Nosh Kitchen Bar in Portland, who shares his recipe for the Nosh Cheese Steak.

What is your favorite local Maine ingredient?

Ramps.

How would you describe your cooking style?

French techniques — old school.

What person or people have influenced you most?

Self-taught, gathered from eating and working with different people.

What is your go-to ingredient?

Depends on the dish.

Is there an ingredient that surprises you with its flavor and impact?

Salt.

What do you cook for your family?

Don’t cook at home too often, but when I do, I like to cook pork.

Is there something at the restaurant that’s a favorite?

Pork belly sandwich.