Tips

Baking vs. Roasting

When I bake a cake I preheat the oven, put my pans inside, close the door and wait for the magic to happen. When I roast a chicken I preheat the oven, pop the bird […]

Tips

Spice Up Your Spices

Spice up your spices and take full advantage of their flavor by grinding, crushing or heating them. Spices — the bark, roots, seeds or berries of certain plants — pack the biggest flavor punch when […]

Serve Food Like the Pros
Tips

Serve Food Like the Pros

You can serve food like the pros at home! Contrary to popular opinion, you don’t have to be a world class chef in a world class restaurant to treat your friends, family and guests to […]

How to Clean Leeks
Techniques

How to Clean Leeks

Leeks play dirty. Seriously dirty. They’re made up of many layers and nestled between each one you’ll likely find dirt. Part of the onion family, leeks have the onion’s flavor, though not as sharp, and […]

Mise en place
Tips

Get your Mise en Place on! | Cooking Tips

Mise en place (pronounced meez ahn plahs) is French for “everything in its place.” It refers to the art of gathering all the ingredients needed for a recipe and prepping them (veggies chopped, spices measured, […]

5 Cooking Mistakes
Tips

Hot Pans Are Cool

Preheating the oven is usually a recipe’s first step and everyone seems to grasp the fact that a hot oven is required to cook food. This concept is often lost in translation when applied to […]