Condiments

How to Make a Vinaigrette

Making a vinaigrette or salad dressing is more technique than recipe. Once you know the basics, you’re free to mix up the ingredients (pun intended) to suit your tastes. Vinaigrettes consist of a fat and […]

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 […]

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 […]

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, […]

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 […]

Tips

How to Read a Recipe

Reading a recipe from start to finish should be your first step in the kitchen for several reasons. First, reading your recipe will give you a heads up on the tasks at hand and a […]