How to saute

Crowd Control | Don’t Overcrowd Your Pan

There’s a scene in the movie Julie & Julia where Julie realizes she’s been cooking mushrooms the wrong way her entire life. This is not uncommon. Like most people, she’d been piling her pan high […]

Well-stocked kitchen


Most cooks hear the word ‘whisk’ and immediately think whipped cream, but there’s more to whisks than you might think. The first whisks were thought to have been fashioned by tying several twigs together. From […]


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 […]