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(Almost) Wood-Fired Pizza In Your Kitchen!

(Almost) Wood-Fired Pizza In Your Kitchen!

My no-so-secret method to fake a pizza oven in your home kitchen. Spoiler alert: preheating takes just 10 minutes!
Flowchart of Food Pigments

Flowchart of Food Pigments

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...
Ultraviolet Foods

Ultraviolet Foods

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.
Purple Food Roundup!

Purple Food Roundup!

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 Food Roundup!

Blue Food Roundup!

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.
Green Food Roundup!

Green Food Roundup!

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.
Yellow Food Roundup!

Yellow Food Roundup!

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.
Orange Food Roundup!

Orange Food Roundup!

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...
Red Food Roundup!

Red Food Roundup!

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.
Small Batch Tempered Chocolate

Small Batch Tempered Chocolate

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!)
Flaky Pie Dough

Flaky Pie Dough

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.
Citrus Supremes

Citrus Supremes

The fancy way of cutting off all of the membranes around citrus segments is called supreming. Since I recently posted a recipe calling for supremes, I thought it might be helpful to update with a step by step guide through cutting supremes.