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How to Make Sauerkraut

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How to Make Sauerkraut

Making sauerkraut is similar to making charcuterie—salt and time are the key ingredients. Unlike charcuterie, however, sauerkraut (or any fermented vegetable) is a little more forgiving in the process. Sauerkraut is simply fermented cabbage with or without spices. Typically, chefs will include...
Everything You Need to Know About Charcuterie

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Everything You Need to Know About Charcuterie

Charcuterie is a catch-all term for processed meat. These meats can range from dry-cured Spanish hams to smoked snack sticks. The craft of making charcuterie evolved from the need to preserve meats before the advent of refrigeration and utilize odds and ends of protein. With the modern luxury of...
How to Make Carpaccio

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How to Make Carpaccio

Thinly sliced raw meat. That phrase doesn’t exactly have a three-Michelin-star vibe to it, but that’s what carpaccio is. Thanks to fancy restaurants and modern refrigeration, consuming raw meats and fish is more popular than ever. While the popularity of carpaccio, tartare, and sushi represents a...
How to Confit

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How to Confit

Confit is an ancient cooking method with a very simple technique—salting meat then cooking it low and slow in a bath of fat until it's unctuous, rich, and falling off the bone. Traditionally this was done for food preservation purposes, but it lives on in the age of refrigeration because it might be...
How to Make the Perfect Fried Rice

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How to Make the Perfect Fried Rice

As simple as fried rice sounds, there are a lot of tips, tricks, and rules (some more useful than others) to making it. Fried rice was a childhood favorite of mine, as well as a college and post-college staple. It’s a great way to use up leftover rice and whatever else you have in your fridge. But...
How to Pan Roast Fish

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How to Pan Roast Fish

If you want a golden-brown crust on a thick fillet of fish, pan roasting is the best way to achieve it. Pan roasting fish is a simple technique. As the name implies, it combines two cooking methods: pan searing and oven roasting. By combining these two techniques you can create an evenly cooked...