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The great pumpkin!

The great pumpkin!

October 24, 2011

One of the easiest ways to make your cooking festive is to use it to celebrate what's in season - serve asparagus in the springtime, tomatoes in the summer, and citrus in the winter. To me, nothing says fall like pumpkin. And it’s delicious in so many dishes, savory and sweet. Pumpkin also comes in several different forms, giving you plenty of opportunities to include it in your fall cooking. Read More

Video: The hows and whys of brining, turkey or otherwise

November 22, 2010

As I explain in this video that I made a couple of years ago at now-defunct Copia, brining is so simple – and it makes such difference. It’s basically soaking protein in a saltwater solution to enhance both flavor and texture. The solution can be enhanced with sugar, herbs and spices, and aromatics like onion and garlic, but it’s not necessary. Just salt will do the trick. Read More

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