Fast Food Facts

Where does the fork go?

Here’s a simple rhyme to help you remember where your silverware goes when you set the table. The silverware had a fight. The knife and spoon were right and the fork left.

Tools

Seasoned Flour

What is seasoned flour? No, it’s not flour that’s been weathered and tested. Seasoned flour is simply all-purpose flour with seasonings added. You’ve likely seen it as an ingredient in recipes where foods are first […]

Techniques

How to Peel Garlic

Place a single garlic clove on a cutting board with one FLAT SIDE DOWN, so it can’t roll away. Place the blade of your knife on top of the clove, making sure the blade’s completely […]

101

How to Cut Up a Whole Chicken

Cutting up a whole chicken can be quite the scary proposition for the average cook. The truth is, like most things culinary, it’s not as difficult as it seems. All you need is a big […]

Tips

Too Much of a Stir

I’ve seen cooks stand over a pan and stir or flip food with wild abandon, but there’s no need to move food constantly in order to feel (and look) busy. Put the spatula, wooden spoon […]

Tools

Mirepoix

And now for a fancy French cooking term that will boost your culinary street cred when dropped casually in conversation. Mirepoix (pronounced meer-uh-pwa) is a simple mix of coarsely chopped vegetables – onions, carrots and […]