Category Archives: technique

Game, the Chef’s Field to Table Cookbook

If I can’t be fishing or hunting, I want to be in the Museum of Modern Art in New York. Jim Harrison Hunting can be a fraught topic. Some of my most favorite and least favorite people seem to do … Continue reading

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Eataly: All About Pasta, A Complete Guide with Recipes

Life is a combination of magic and pasta. Federico Fellini And there’s nothing magic about making pasta. Once you’ve learned a few techniques that work for your pots and your kitchen, you can make delicious pasta from almost anything. But … Continue reading

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Souk, Feasting at the Mezze Table

You have descended on your own people and have stepped upon the plains. –Arabic greeting That is, you are among friends in a land of plenty. And that’s the way this book feels, beautiful but fundamentally simple food, meant to … Continue reading

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Risotto & Beyond

Each month is gay, each season nice, when eating chicken soup with rice. Maurice Sendak Or when eating Risotto with Oysters and Prosecco, or Rice Tart with Prosciutto, or Rice Crespelle with Almonds and Organic Honey. John Coletta is the … Continue reading

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Mastering Stocks and Broths

Of all the items on the menu, soup is that which exacts the most delicate perfection and strictest attention. Escoffier I used throw chicken scraps and vegetable peelings in a pot, boil it, do a bit of skimming, and then … Continue reading

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Cookbook Digest–Sweet Stuff

It’s county fair time, an opportunity for the nicest competition there is, the baking contest. Up your game with these books, reviewed for Cookbook Digest. Bake with Anna Olsen will give you some pro tips to ensure your genoise is … Continue reading

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Cleaning Out the Basement–Cordon Bleu Baking I

I think baking cookies is equal to Queen Victoria running an empire. There’s no difference in how seriously you take the job, how seriously you approach your whole life. Martha Stewart And if you run a good empire, perhaps you’ll … Continue reading

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