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
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The Five Flavor Profiles and How To Master Them
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
Braising and Roasting: What’s the Difference?
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?
How to Oil and Maintain Wooden Cutting Boards (and Spoons!)
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!)