Techniques

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 […]

Tools

Wooden Spoons

There’s a certain charm that comes with leaning over a simmering pot, stirring it tenderly with a wooden spoon. In the days before nearly every kitchen had an electric hand- or stand mixer, wooden spoons […]

Techniques

How to Deglaze

Deglazing is not as difficult as it sounds and no, it doesn’t involve hardwood floors or doughnuts. How to Deglaze Deglazing means adding a liquid to a pan and using a wooden spoon or a […]