Caramelizing Onions

Caramelized onions are a thing to be marveled. They are sweet and complex and made with the patience of your sweet dear grandmother. Here’s the how-to and if you’re interested, I’ll explain what caramelizing is and you choose if you’d like to keep reading or not. LOW AND SLOW Y’ALL Take one white onion, 1ish […]

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Glühwein About It

There are a few ways to ensure you stay merry and bright this holiday season but none that make you feel as warm and toasty as some German-style gluhwein. It’s sweet and fruity with many complex warming spices that will help answer those annoying, “What are you doing these days?” questions from those overly concerned […]

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French Shepherds’ Pie

My dad is responsible for my love of food and cooking. He is self taught and amazing at prioritizing kitchen tasks and cutting corners in order to save time while still creating a flavor-packed dish. Growing up I wouldn’t eat anything but chicken tenders and he used to bribe me with a dollar if I […]

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Mise en Place

It’s no secret that my French is embarrassing. Between my lacking vocabulary and my harsh Southern-American accent on their delicate French words, it’s pretty painful to listen to. Three French words that every chef, professional or home, should have in the forefront of their mind: Mise en place. (Meez en pl-ahse). It translates roughly as […]

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Knife Cuts and Clarified Butter

This Monday we are going to learn two essentials to up your kitchen cred. The first will be more commonly used, clarified butter. The second is purely for showing off to your friends and family, knife cuts. Meet your new refrigerator staple: clarified butter. Clarified butter is butter without the milk solids, which raises its […]

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My Big Fat Greek Salad

I recently posted about pairing flavors and following your nose. It’s just as important to follow the cliché flavors as a base before you start getting wild. If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it. That’s what today is all about. There are of course varieties with every recipes and as you learn about food, you’ll […]

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