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Citrus zest is one of the most under used and under appreciated food items in the home cook’s repertoire. The zest contains a tremendous amount of essential oils and is very aromatic. A surprisingly...
There’s no great magic or mystery to baking a potato. But there is a bit of magic in how delicious they are. Baking a potato is one of the simplest cooking techniques out there, but properly cooked,...
Slicing mushrooms, or any vegetable really, is no great miracle. It’s just slicing vegetables. But I have seen some techniques that truly make me cringe. Most important, using sloppy knife skills and a poor technique can be unsafe, but it can also be slow, and give you an inconsistent finished product, that makes creating a great dish more difficult.
Separating an egg is a simple, yet fairly important culinary skill. While those who bake and cook a lot of desserts probably know the method cold, some of my fellow savory chefs, overlook the need to...
One of my favorite vegetables is Asparagus. In the Spring time, when it’s fresh, and local, I can’t get enough of it, and I cook it in some way, shape, or form at least twice a week. Not only is the...
I love corn on the cob. It’s one of the true culinary joys of summer time. And while I love to have corn on the cob, cooked in the traditional ways…steamed, grilled, roasted with a bit of butter and...
Parsley is maybe the most ubiquitous of herbs, and I use it all the time…despite my memories of the curly, leathery version tucked into the corners of the buffets of my childhood. Today, I know to...
The mango (the fruit, not the SNL character ) is one of my favorite fruits. The flesh itself is a beautiful color, the texture is soft but not mushy, and the ripe ones are sweet and delicious...
While perhaps not the great controversy, I say we settle it here, Are Green Onions the same as Scallions? The answer is YES. Really on the difference is simply what they are called in different parts...
Toasted walnuts are fantastic both in recipes, or just on their own. Like just about all nuts, toasting them (either in the oven or on the range) brings out additional flavor by "exciting" the...
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