Cream of Parsnip Soup in Bowl

Parsnips 101 | Cream of Parsnip Soup

Winter is always Root Vegetable Season in my kitchen. As temperatures drop my oven temperature rises to accommodate all the vegetable roasting that’s about to go down. And as much as I love carrots and […]


How to Make Risotto

Risotto is all about deglazing. Warm stock/broth is added – one ladleful at a time – to simmering Arborio rice until each chubby grain softens into creamy bliss. Arborio rice has a higher starch content […]


French Onion Soup

This is one of the first things I learned to cook in culinary school. It’s a simple, rustic soup full of basic cooking techniques. You’ll practice knife skills by slicing the onions and perfect your […]

Coconut Chicken & Shrimp Soup

Coconut Chicken & Shrimp Soup

I had the best Thai food of my life…in Paris…over the Thanksgiving holiday. Go figure, right? We’d spent the day strolling the rues, treated our daughter to a very hip art exhibit then headed out […]

Stock vs broth

Stock vs Broth

Note: This post must be read while mentally humming the theme song from Rocky. Today I’m treating you to a culinary clash of the cooking liquids. In one corner we have Stock, the heavyweight champion that […]