Hosting a holiday dinner can feel overwhelming. This is especially true if you're a novice cook, or frankly, if you haven't had a gathering of more than your pod since the start of the pandemic. All that food, the dishes, the cleaning, the table decor... where to start? I'm here … [Read more...] about No Stress Guide to Hosting Holiday Dinner
I've interviewed dozens of home cooks and hands down (pun intended), the most valuable thing a home cook can do is to get a decent chef's knife and learn how to use it. Below, you'll find a quick video lesson. After that, you'll find basics on buying and caring for a chef's … [Read more...] about Knife Skills – The Basics [video lesson]
I keep hearing about "superfoods." What the heck are they and should I care? - Danielle, a reader from Milwaukee Superfood. You may have seen this mysterious moniker planted on grocery store packaging, promising to prevent cancer, heart disease or any number of ailments. … [Read more...] about Reader Q&A: What the heck is a SUPER FOOD?
You don’t need a fancy roasting pan, just any kind of oven-proof pan, skillet or sauté pan with sides one inch or higher in which the chicken fits comfortably will work. A rack is nice, but you can just roughly chop up carrots, onion and potatoes to spread them across the bottom … [Read more...] about How to Roast a Chicken
Making your own bread sounds like a laborious undertaking. But with this savvy recipe from Jeff Hertzberg and Zoë François, the authors of Artisan Bread in Five Minutes a Day, you'll find that it takes only minutes and four simple ingredients: flour, water, salt and … [Read more...] about How to Make No-Knead Artisan Bread [Video Lesson]