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Open flame

I’ve been having a bunch of (careful) fun with a culinary torch in the last week. While working on a recipe for creme brulee, I brushed up on my torching skills. In fact, I made… Read More »Open flame

Salad dressing

Making a basic oil-and-vinegar salad dressing is one of those ridiculously simple tasks, once you know two things: what an emulsifier is, and the optimal ratio of the three main ingredients: oil, vinegar, and mustard.… Read More »Salad dressing

Your kitchen kryptonite

Practically every cook I know has a “kitchen kryptonite,” the one thing that they just can’t make come out right (or at least not consistently, which is equally stressful). For me, for a very long… Read More »Your kitchen kryptonite