Mardi Gras Recipes
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How to Make a Roux

One of the things I love about cooking is the mystery, how a handful of unrelated ingredients merge and create a new, wonderful thing. Oil + Vinegar = Vinaigrette. Cream + Melted Chocolate = Ganache. […]

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Corn Starch

Corn starch is used as a thickening agent. It’s made by grinding the starch found in corn kernels to a fine, white powder, which is added to soups, custards, puddings, stews and sauces, giving them […]

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Are You My (Mother) Sauce? | 5 Mother Sauces

The five mother sauces are the base sauces from which most other cooked sauces are made. By incorporating additional ingredients into a mother sauce, you can create numerous small or compound sauces. Let’s start at […]

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Slurry

A slurry is a mixture of starch and liquid stirred together until the starch dissolves. They’re used to thicken soups, sauces and stews. Combining the starch with just enough liquid to form a thin paste […]