What makes something taste Italian or Cajun or Moroccan? Here's a quick guide to understanding flavor profiles and how ingredients work together to define various cuisines. What is a flavor profile, anyway? At its most basic, a flavor profile is made up of ingredients that help … [Read more...] about A Cheat Sheet to Flavor Profiles
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
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 … [Read more...] about Why Is There Iodine in Table Salt and Is That a Bad Thing?
A couple of years ago, comedian John Oliver took to task the issue of food waste on an episode of This Week Tonight. It's a great primer on a serious problem. I find that my diligence on wasting food waned in the past year. At the start of the pandemic, I panic-shopped and … [Read more...] about How to Avoid Wasting Food
Food, particularly meat, has become more expensive, thanks to the pandemic. Supply chain issues, packing plant outbreaks, it just adds up over time. Buying turkey pieces for stock last week, I experienced some sticker shock. Seriously, $4 per pound for turkey necks? For a couple … [Read more...] about How to Cut Up a Whole Chicken