I love gravy. What’s not to like? Gooey, fatty flavor added to something wonderful like mashed potatoes or roast chicken, yes please. Gravy is just a type of sauce and at its heart, it’s very basic, so let's walk through how to make foolproof gravy. Make a rouxThis is flour … [Read more...] about Recipe: How to Make Foolproof Gravy plus What to Do if Your Gravy Goes Wrong
Here's a key reason you want to learn how to make homemade flavoredbutter. Walking in a fancy upscale supermarket recently, I ran across a 3 oz tub of herb-infused butter was $5.99. That means you're paying $31 for butter with some herbs in it. Save money and do it … [Read more...] about Recipe: How to Make Homemade Flavored Butter
I was inspired by The Kitchen Counter Cooking School, but I was wondering why you're so against iodized table salt? Also, why is there iodine in table salt. Is this a bad thing? I've heard that people need a certain amount of iodine and it's impossible to get otherwise. Is this … [Read more...] about Why Is There Iodine in Table Salt and Is That a Bad Thing?
Reader question: “I have bought far more meat and cheese than usual due to the pandemic and now I am worried about it going bad. Is freezing meat OK? What about butter and cheese? How long will it last?” – Rebecca, Orlando FL Answer: I have been teaching people cooking in … [Read more...] about How to Freeze Meat, Cheese, Milk, Butter and Fish So You Can Actually Use It Later
A couple of years ago, comedian John Oliver took to task the issue of food waste in an episode of This Week Tonight. It's a great primer on the economic and environmental impacts of food waste. I find that my diligence on cutting down my food waste wanes when I get busy. At the … [Read more...] about How to Cut Your Food Waste at Home