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September 2013

Sear, Saute and Stir Fry

These three methods are all stovetop/pan cooking techniques that rely on high heat and quick work to produce the best results. Searing …

Deep Fry, Pan Fry, and Oven Fry

“Fried” has become a bad word.  Eating fried foods – even talking about eaten fried food – comes with a giddy guilt …

Bake, Roast, and Broil

Fire up your ovens; today we’re looking at oven cooking methods: bake, roast, and broil. All three methods that put your food …

Braising and Stewing

An appropriate day for this, as I have some lovely pork country ribs braising away right now. Also, Sunday is the first …

Boil, Blanch, Poach, Steam

Water, heated to 212 degrees F. That’s 100 degrees C for everyone else in the world. Boiling water. It’s supposedly the most …

Cooking Methods

Braise. Poach. Roast. Broil. Boil. Simmer. Stew. Pan fry. Deep fry. Oven fry. Oil poach. Confit. Confused? One of the hardest parts …

Buffalo Chicken Dip

Coming this week – a new series on cooking methods. But until then: it’s almost fall (real fall), it’s definitely football season, …

Make It or Buy It: Junk Food

In which I might get a little preachy. Ok, maybe not preachy, but I definitely agree with (and try to adhere to) …

Make It or Buy It: Pie Crust

For some reason, pie crust has this reputation for being difficult to make at home, driving home cooks everywhere to buying those …