Soup and Stock How To's

Video: How to Make Your Own Coconut Milk w/ Chef Leah Cohen

Coconut milk –not to be confused with coconut water– is a thick, creamy, absolutely delicious liquid made from the grated meat of a coconut. It features heavily in Southeast Asian […]

How To Break Down a Whole Chicken (Video)

Butchering a chicken can seem intimidating, especially if you’ve never done it before. Because of this, many people are reluctant to buy a whole bird, but breaking down a chicken […]

How to Make a Chicken Stock (Video)

Don’t be a chicken. Making your own chicken stock at home is such a benefit. It is more flavorful than the store bought stuff and also better for you and […]

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. […]

What the Heck is Mirepoix? (Video)

Ok, this is in recipes all the time and people have no clue what it is. Basically, it’s a trinity of vegetables. The most commonly used vegetables are carrots, celery […]

What the Heck is a Bouquet Garni? (Video)

If you see this fancy french term in a recipe, don’t be afraid. It’s basically just a bundle of herbs tied together and used to flavor soups and stocks and […]

What the Heck is a Sachet d’Epices? (Video)

Wrap up your favorite herbs and spices in a little sachet d’epices and flavor some soup or stock. The sachet is basically cheesecloth cut into a square and packed with […]

How To Make a Gazpacho

A gazpacho is defined as a Spanish soup made from tomatoes and other vegetables and spices, served cold. There are plenty of different kinds, most are made from tomatoes, but […]

How To Make a Chili

First off, what is a chili? What makes it a chili and not, say, a stew or soup? This debate is actually quite controversial (ask any Texans, for example and […]

How To Make Croutons

Don’t waste your stale bread. Make croutons out of it and keep them for your soups and salads! Here is a quick and easy way to turn that stale bread […]