Waterbath (Bain Marie)

Creamy cheesecakes. Silky crème brulée. What do they have in common? They owe their smooth textures to a water bath or bain marie. A water bath is used to gently cook delicate foods, especially egg-based […]


How to Blanch Vegetables

Blanching is the process of partially cooking vegetables by submerging them in rapidly boiling, salted water until they’re crisp-tender — slightly crisp on the outside and tender in the middle. They can be served cold […]