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Velouté Sauce: The Versatile Stranger

Photo Credit: Bamitbach  Don’t know a Sauce Velouté from a Sauce Mornay? Me neither. So the other day when I was making a soup recipe that called for “a quart […]

Marinara Sauce: The Sauce that Shook the World

Marinara sauce is one of the world’s great sauces. And, I would venture to guess, the sauce that’s made the most often, found on the most grocery shelves, and served […]

How to Make Mayonnaise the Way It Was Intended

I confess to loving mayonnaise in all its forms, and became an even bigger fan after writing a brief history of it. This recipe is the result of my quest […]

The Only Tomato Sauce You’ll Ever Need w/ Chef Andrew D’Ambrosi, Bergen Hill (Video)

Chef Andrew D’Ambrosi’s experiences in the kitchen are as diverse as the cuisine he cooks. After launching his career in the Miami kitchen of Afterglow, a pioneering restaurant in the […]

Kentucky Fried Blowfish by Chef Andrew D’Ambrosi, Bergen Hill (Video)

Despite its infamy for dramatic reality housewives (hey Teresa Giudice…), we must admit: Bravo gets it right when it comes to food. Lights… Camera… Action…. Chop, Chop. As a former […]

How to Make Mango Chutney

Thousands of years ago, Hindu cooks discovered that spices went well with fruit, and that spices and sugary fruit mixed together slowed food spoilage. And then there were the flavors […]

How to Make General Tso’s Chicken at Home

Yes, there really was a General Tso. He lived in the 19th century and is one of Hunan province’s greatest heroes. Contrary to popular myth, however, he never tasted the […]

Fast, Beautiful Blondes: How to Make Mustard From Scratch

Sweet or hot, whole grained or smooth, Americans love mustard. Which is why, when I ran out a few months ago, it was a near tragedy. Not about to fling […]

How to Make Basil Pesto (Video)

This is a classic pesto with a little ForknPlate twist. It is such an easy pesto to make and it will inspire you to make all different types of pesto. […]

How to Make Chocolate Sauce (Video)

Chocolate sauce is made a variety of ways, but we have a really easy and delicious recipe for you to follow and you will want to eat this with a […]

How to Make Tartar Sauce (Video)

Tartar sauce is so delish! This is a fool-proof recipe you will love! It has amazing flavor and you don’t need a food processor. All you have to do is […]

How to Make Caramel (Video)

This is an amazing caramel sauce you can put on ice cream, apples, brownies and basically anything you want. You don’t need a candy thermometer to successfully do this recipe. […]

How to Make a Basic Tomato Sauce (Video)

There are so many ways to make tomato sauce, but here is a really simple and delicious way to make some at home. You only need a few ingredients and […]

How to Make Hollandaise Sauce (Video)

Host your next brunch party and impress your guests by making an awesome hollandaise sauce to go over your eggs Benedict or even spoon over some fresh grilled asparagus. Some […]

How to Make a Bechamel Sauce (Video)

Bechamel sauce is a milk based sauce and one of the mother sauces in the culinary world. It’s a really good idea for you to know how to make because […]

How to Make a Cheese Sauce (Video)

Who doesn’t love cheese sauce? This is an easy technique you can use to make any type of cheese sauce you want. It works great for mac and cheese or […]

How to Make a Roux (Video)

There are a ton of ways to thicken soups, sauces, gravies, and stews, but using a roux is an easy way to add flavor and have some killer thickening power. […]

How to Make Ketchup

Some people prefer the taste of homemade ketchup rather than store-bought stuff. We like both because they are quite different. Here is a really delicious recipe to make your own […]

How to Make a Basil Oil

Basil oil tastes delicious and is a beautiful color, which helps elevate the flavor as well as the visual appeal of so many dishes. Making your own is not as […]

How to Make a Rosemary Oil

Rosemary infused oil is delicious and so easy to make at home. We like to use a neutral flavored, high smoke point oil so that we can infuse our own […]

How To Make Mayonnaise

Making your own homemade mayonnaise is really easy and it tastes so much better than the store bought stuff. You can use this recipe for all your mayo needs. You […]

How to Make a Vinaigrette

Making vinaigrette is an essential technique valuable for any home cook. You can add herbs and spices or shallots and create your own balanced vinaigrette. You can substitute our recipe […]

How to Make Cranberry Sauce

Cranberry sauce is not just a decoration on your Thanksgiving plate anymore. This recipe is really simple and you can get as creative as you’d like. Let’s make cranberry sauce […]

How to Roast Garlic

You should always have some roasted garlic in your house because it tastes amazing in so many dishes, sauces and even eggs. Plus it keeps the vampires away. Here’s how […]