Tools

What Sieves?

Strainer, sifter, sieve (pronounced like give with an ‘s’), whatever you call it, a sieve is an invaluable kitchen tool. Used to strain liquids or sift dry ingredients, a sieve is simply a mesh bowl […]

How to choose a knife
Videos

How to Choose a Chef’s Knife

Choosing a chef’s knife is an important decision in your kitchen journey. If you cook a lot – and I hope you do – your chef’s knife will fast become an extension of your chopping […]

How to Whip Cream
Techniques

How to Whip Cream

Whipped cream is one of the great joys of life. Not to be confused with non-dairy whipped topping — you know the one I’m talking about — whipped cream is literally heavy cream (the thick, […]

Bring Life Back to Your Table
101

Six Ways to Bring Life Back to Your Table

It happens to the best of us. Despite the stacks of dog-eared cooking magazines piled high on our coffee tables, the eclectic cookbook collections that fill our bookshelves, or even our best intentions of whipping […]

Read a recipe
Tips

How to Read a Recipe

Reading a recipe from start to finish should be your first step in the kitchen. You’ll get a heads up on the tasks at hand and a chance to make sure you have the necessary […]

Cooking Clarified
Welcome

Welcome to Cooking Clarified!

Welcome to Cooking Clarified! I’m Chef Danielle. Cooking Clarified will open the kitchen door for wannabe cooks who don’t know a pot from a pan. A tasty mix of food know-how and how-to, Cooking Clarified […]