Just like many home-cooks and chefs around the world, cast iron holds a special place in my heart. It's inexpensive (when it's not enameled), durable, amazingly effective, and truly a workhorse in the kitchen. Cast iron cookware comes in just about any size and type of vessel you would want, most popular are Dutch ovens … Continue reading Cast Iron Care and Maintenance
Some of you might know what I mean when I start talking about flavor profiles, and some of you won't. But I bet that just about all of you are familiar with the ideas of them without even knowing it. A lot of times when you eat something, you just know that it tastes good, … Continue reading The Five Flavor Profiles and How To Master Them
Roasting and braising are both integral techniques to have in your cooking arsenal. They are both perfect for larger or tough cuts of meat - the ones that you usually get for a little cheaper, but that you have to put more care into to make them really shine. They can make even the toughest … Continue reading Braising and Roasting: What’s the Difference?
I've heard a lot of people say that a really good chef's knife is their favorite tool in the kitchen, but what good is a knife if you have nothing to cut on? And while having a great knife is definitely important and makes things so much easier, I'd say that having a great cutting … Continue reading How to Oil and Maintain Wooden Cutting Boards (and Spoons!)