My no-so-secret method to fake a pizza oven in your home kitchen. Spoiler alert: preheating takes just 10 minutes!
Remember that time when I spent seven weeks obsessing over the colors of food? Well, this Wednesday (March 7th) I’m teaching a class all about pigments in food. If you’re in New York you can come! You can sign up at my class listing through skillshare. I will make you tea, talk animatedly about pretty...
Most foods are pretty dull under ultraviolet light. But a few are brilliant (literally). I've gathered up a handful of ingredients and pointers for the next time you want to cook up something that glows.
There are lots of misnomers in the world of plant food colors. “Red” cabbage and onions, and lettuce definitely look purple, purple potatoes can look blue. (And cooked blueberries are definitely purple.) Lots of “black” fruit and grains turn out purple: black rice, black mission figs, black grapes, blackberries. Perhaps I ought to forgive whoever...
Blue is notoriously scarce in the world of natural foods, I've rounded up a few blue exceptions. Included: a remarkable little pea flower, which food might turn blue when you pickle it, and how to turn red cabbage blue.
Colorful cooking week four: green foods! Green foods are certainly abundant, but keeping your greens vibrant is no simple task. This week's roundup has tips for keeping your cooked greens bright and unusual ways to add brilliant green to your meals.
Rainbow recipes week 3: yellow foods! I've rounded up some of the prettiest little plant foods you could ask for--- all in gorgeous sunny hues. Edible flowers, vibrant fruits, a root that will dye anything yellow, this week's collection has a huge variety of ways to bring a little more yellow to your cooking.
It’s week two of my rainbow-themed colorful foods project. Time for some orange foods! While red foods can get their pigment from many different types of molecules, orange foods primarily get their pigment from carotenoids. Carotenoids can make red, yellow or orange pigments in plants. For animals they can satisfy several essential nutritional functions, notably...
Naturally red foods are both beautiful and packed with antioxidants. I've rounded up some of my favorites along with ideas to help add some red to your cooking.
Tempered chocolate work doesn't have to just be for chocolatiers with big fancy kitchens. Here's my guide for tempering small batches of chocolate in under ten minutes with kitchen tools you already have. (Really!)
It's pi day, let's make a pie! Forget the sour cream, vodka and specialty flour. You probably have everything to make this basic pie dough in your kitchen right now. And old-fashioned hand mixing will give you the flakiest crust.