Simple food, done well is the basis of great cuisine. Learning good technique not only improves your kitchen skill-set, but it also helps to boost confidence and makes for superior results. Today's focus: how to poach eggs, perfectly, every time!…
A pinch of this, a dash of that. Did you know that pinch, dash and yes, smidgen are actual measures in culinary terms? So, just how much is a pinch, a dash or a smidgen in today's modern measures and weights? We have the answer.
The secret to beautiful Asian Spring Rolls is the art of the perfect roll. These are a rice paper version; bright, fresh and packed with flavor, the deep fried variety features the same rolling technique with a different wrapper. Once you have this down you're a spring-rolling machine.
Making the perfect Pate Brisse (pie crust) has been one of those things that has been hit or miss for me, I love to bake, but pie crust has proved my nemesis. That is, until a few classes at Le Cordon Bleu where my then instructor (now finacé), Chef Benoit taught me the art of the perfect pie crust every time.
This month we're getting a jump on spring with 'VEG HEAD' month, a little tribute to the produce section and all things fruit & veggie related, starting with the most basic of basics - vegetable stock. Two applications; one rich & hearty the other clear & delicate.