Posts Tagged ‘recipes’

Morello Cherries: How To Use Sour Cherries In The Kitchen

Written by Luisa Davis on . Posted in food

Fruits are pretty complicated. People have been cultivating various strains of our favorite fruits for thousands of years, meaning that we’ve got lots of exciting culinary options to choose from. Exciting doesn’t always mean accessible, however. If you’ve ever bought a granny smith apple to enjoy raw, for example, you almost certainly know that there’s a world of difference between different strains of the same fruit. Morello cherries are another great example of a delicious fruit that’s different than other members of the cherry family.

Curry Without Coconut Milk – All Of The Flavor With None Of The Fuss

Written by Luisa Davis on . Posted in food

I love curry. You probably love curry too, if you’re reading this. That doesn’t mean we like the same curry, however. The term “curry” refers to a huge variety of dishes that come from south Asia. These days, it’s not hard to find a curry dish that originates in England, India, Thailand, Japan, or Vietnam. All of these regional variations are quite different, giving you lots of options when it comes to what goes in your curry and how it tastes.

How To Thicken Spaghetti Sauce: The Italian Secret To Getting Your Sauce Just Right

Written by Luisa Davis on . Posted in food

American sauces are a nightmare to get right. With traditional French or Italian or even English cooking, it’s pretty easy to find a single, reliable source you can use for your recipe. This lets you quickly compare the dish you’ve made with an “ideal” version and make the appropriate changes. When you ask a friend for advice or look online, you can usually get a pretty definitive answer immediately. If you need to thicken a pasta sauce, there will be a note in the recipe that tells you exactly how to do that.

Smoked Herring: Recipe Ideas With This Wonderful Fish

Written by Luisa Davis on . Posted in food

Fish have always been a bit of a mystery to me. I’m a fan of salmon, swordfish, and cod, of course, but when it comes to things like pickled herring or the things that they serve in tins in Northern Europe, I’m not quite as endeared.
 
Smoked herring is somewhere on the fence. This special dish showcases a unique smoky, fishy flavor that’s a fantastic addition to stews, soups, and even pizza. Die-hard seafood fans might even enjoy eating smoked herring on its own.

Mexican Mortar and Pestle – Best Molcajete For Homemade Guacamole

Written by Peter Allen on . Posted in Tools & Gadgets

The best salsas are homemade. Guacamole is best made at home, too, from your personal favorite blend of herbs, spices, and vegetables. My recipe is a sacred tradition, assembled from at least a dozen hours scraping various online blogs for hidden grains of wisdom. It’s still a work in progress, but I get lots of compliments whenever I’m the one bringing dip to a gathering.

Curry Without Coconut Milk Recipe: Cooking Without Coconut

Written by Luisa Davis on . Posted in food

When it comes to curry, you can’t go wrong with coconut milk. It’s a kitchen staple in Thai cuisine, and it’s one of the ingredients (along with coriander, fish sauce, and shrimp paste) that make Thai dishes taste distinctively. . . Thai. In other words, if you want authentic Thai curries, then coconut milk is a must. The ingredient gives curry a nice thick consistency as well as a delicate hint of sweetness that other ingredients can’t truly replicate.