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Cooking Techniques
How To Poach An Egg

How To Poach An Egg

Poached eggs are a revelation when they’re done right, aren’t they? (The gorgeous running yolks! The tender whites!) And they seem like they should be a no-brainer — what protein is more basic, affordable and universally loved than eggs? And what cooking method is easier than boiling? But when things go wrong in the kitchen...
Vegetable Broth

Vegetable Broth

Often the trimmings from vegetables are removed because they have a different texture. Some of these trimmings are perfectly edible (potato and carrot peels) while others are too fibrous to eat by themselves (leek leaves and parmesan cheese rinds). Either way these scraps can be used to make a wholesome, tasty broth. Broth is made...
Onion Ends & How to Cut an Onion

Onion Ends & How to Cut an Onion

While I was writing a recipe for vegetable broth, I realized that it might be helpful to include instructions on cutting an onion. Cutting onions seems to cause a lot of undue strife. It’s not just the tears, it’s the geometry. The concentric rings don’t translate obviously into an even dice. If you cut an...