Tag: Fundamentals

How To Make A Basic Brine

For a printer friendly version of this recipe, click here. 2 cups water 2 Tbsp. kosher salt 1 Tbsp. black peppercorns 1 ½ Tbsp. white or brown sugar ¼ bay leaf **You can also add fresh thyme sprigs & juniper

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Chinese Five-Spice Powder

For a printer friendly version of this recipe, click here. Makes approx. ¼ cup 1 Tbsp. Szechewan peppercorns** 8 star anise** 6 whole cloves 1 – 1 ½” piece cinnamon stick, crushed coarse 1 Tbsp. fennel seeds Equipment: electric spice

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Charred/Roasted Peppers

There is a very good reason why charred/roasted peppers are so popular; they are utterly delicious & can be used in so many ways! Roast peppers over gas flame if you have a gas stove (use long tongs to hold &

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Phyllis’ Leek Tart

  We have added a number of new vegetables to our repertoire over the past couple of years. There must be an Italian influence here somewhere! We are now including fennel, Romanesco cauliflower, leeks, cavolo nero or lacinato kale, savoy

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How To Make Stock

Chicken, Turkey, Beef, Veal, Lamb & Vegetarian The principles for making a stock are pretty much the same. If you want a dark stock, roast the bones or veggies before continuing to make the stock. Otherwise just begin!  All these

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