Archive for December 2010

Menudo Rojo

Dec 31st, 2010 | By | Category: cook something, soups and salads

Few people are undecided about their feelings when it comes to the savory, pungent Mexican soup of entrails and animal hooves, called menudo. They either love it or hate it.



Global Gastronomy

Dec 30th, 2010 | By | Category: cooking tips, daily tips

Many global cuisines rely on a combination of three aromatic vegetables and herbs sautéed together to form the foundation of savory recipes, giving them their distinctive flavors.



Chiffonade

Dec 30th, 2010 | By | Category: cooking tips, daily tips

Chiffonade is a cooking technique whereby you stack leafy greens or herbs and cut them into thin ribbons. In French, the word means “rags” because that’s what the shreds look like when you’re done.



Crashing the Stock

Dec 30th, 2010 | By | Category: cooking tips, daily tips

Crashing the stock is a step in the cooking process that involves discarding the water in which meaty bones (beef, poultry or veal) simmer, releasing impurities that rise to the water’s surface as scum. After crashing the stock, the pot containing the bones is refilled with cold water and brought back to heat.

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