I've long been fascinated by popovers and for this, I blame Dorothy Parker. For those unfamiliar, Dorothy was a fabulously wry writer who was among the founding members of "the vicious circle" of writers who made up The Algonquin Roundtable in New York. Starting in 1919, the … [Read more...] about Recipe: Popovers
Do you have a shopping list of what the essentials are when stocking a pantry? I’m exactly the kind of person you wrote for: not a terribly bad cook, but unsure and insecure in the kitchen. I loved The Kitchen Counter School and am inspired to try on my own, but I’m not sure what … [Read more...] about Reader Q&A: What do you consider essential pantry items?
Reader question: “I have bought far more meat and cheese than usual and now I am worried about it going bad. What can I freeze and how long will it last?” – Rebecca, Orlando FL Answer: I have been teaching people cooking in their homes for years. One of the first things I do … [Read more...] about Tips on Freezing Cheese, Meat, Milk and Fish
Question: I am looking for good, super flexible budget-friendly things to cook while sheltering at home. A friend mentioned risotto. My store was sold out of the usual rice to make it. Can I make it with other rice? What other things can I substitute? There are only two of us, so … [Read more...] about Recipe: Risotto 101
Updated May 28thBy now, most of us have spent a lot of time cooking and doing dishes. You may be sick of your basic repertoire and now that the obvious use for supplies has started to dwindle, it becomes more challenging to figure out meals from what you’ve got on hand or how to … [Read more...] about Stay Calm and Cook On