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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

What are Bitters?

Photo Credit: makeandshakecocktails.com Peruse the cocktail list at most bars these days and you’ll surely catch at least a few mentions of “bitters” in the ingredients list. But what exactly are […]

What is Béarnaise Sauce?

You may have seen Béarnaise on a menu and wanted to ask, just what is Béarnaise sauce? Well, no mysteries here. Sauce Béarnaise, to use the French phrasing, is one […]

How To Make Clarified Butter

What is Clarified Butter? Clarified butter, also known as drawn butter, is butter from which the milk solids have been removed. Milk solids are the white bits that rise to […]

What are Mother Sauces?

Before explaining the five mother sauces, let’s back up and look at what a sauce itself is. In the most basic sense, a sauce is a liquid that has been […]

What is Bagna Càuda?

Recently, when I told a cousin that I was planning to make bagna càuda for a party, she replied, “What is bagna càuda?” I was surprised because this cousin and […]

What is Coq au Vin?

Contrary to what its pronunciation suggests, coq au vin is not a new food truck dispensing hot chocolate, although that’s not a bad idea either. The literal translation – “rooster […]

Video: Lobster Cupcakes w/ Chef Kevin Long at Boston’s Empire Restaurant

It is a truth self-evident that cupcakes and lobster are two of the best foods currently in existence. But lobster cupcakes? Sounds intriguing at best, possibly unappetizing at worst. If nothing […]

The Best Christmas Cocktail Recipes

Who wants to deck the halls without a christmas cocktail in hand? Christmas drink recipes are of plenty this time of year, and we’ve searched far and wide to find […]

What is Prosciutto?

You know it’s delicious. And expensive. And it lays just right across a slice of melon. But have you ever wondered, Exactly what is prosciutto and how did it get […]

Video: How to Make Gluten-Free Pizza w/ Bistango NYC

Pizza-obsessed with a gluten allergy? Have no fear; Blessing Schuman-Strange & Jeff Walewski from the Bistango at The Kimberly Hotel are here, with a gluten free pizza crust recipe that’s going to […]

Video: West Village’s Daddy-O Shows Us How to Make Their Namesake Drink

In the heart of the West Village, we stopped by Phil Casaceli’s neighborhood spot, Daddy-O, to learn how to make their namesake drink. Phil doesn’t like to call himself a […]

Video: How to Make Crème Brûlée

Need a simple, yet impressive dessert to bring to your next holiday party? Our very own Davina Thomasula is showing us how to master the crème brûlée using four simple […]

4 Places to Drink Fantastic Pisco in New York

I’m sipping Pisco Punch followed by a tasty Pisco Fashioned, at Museo Del Pisco in Cusco, Peru, an interactive Peruvian “museum” that’s less about information overload, and more about the sampling. I don’t know if it’s the […]

Mustard: Mankind’s First Flavoring?

Next time you spread mustard on your ham sandwich, consider this: you’re just repeating history, and very ancient history at that. Mustard seeds were chewed with meat to add flavor […]

Video: 5 Hidden Gems of Wine w/ Ripe Life Wines’ Mary McAuley

Wine is never out of style – just ask Mary McAuley, the founder of Ripe Life Wines. As a culinary school graduate and a sommelier, Mary is obsessed with entertaining. It was only fitting that […]

Mushrooms’ Beginning and How To Cook Them Properly

Their makeup is 90% water. For the first 3,000 years, no one could figure out how to propagate them, and finding them in the wild took more energy than the […]

How to Make Individual Chicken Pot Pies (Video)

Craving cold-weather comfort food? Just in time for Thanksgiving, our very own Davina Thomasula teaches us a thing or two about mastering the chicken pot pie! With winter in full […]

Good Food, Cheap Drinks, and Jenga? @ E’s Bar

The Upper West Side houses its share of college bars, wine bars, sports bars, and upscale casual restaurants. It is also home to many folks who grew up drinking in […]

As Russian as it Gets: The History of Beef Stroganoff

The commonly accepted history of Beef Stroganoff is that a French chef who worked for a wealthy St. Petersburg family created the dish for a cooking contest in 1891. Following […]

Video: What It Takes to Make Strip House’s 24 Layer Chocolate Cake

In case you need another reason to feast around Thanksgiving, National Cake Day is November 26th! Cake is found at nearly every celebration across the globe, so it’s only fitting […]

Video: How to Make Pimento Cheese (& 3 Amazing Uses) by Chef Janine Booth of Root & Bone

When we think of Australia, out minds tend to wander to waves, kangaroos, koalas and the outback.  But when it comes to chefs, Curtis Stone may want to step aside. Janine […]