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How to make soup out of pretty much any vegetable, quickly and easily

How to make soup out of pretty much any vegetable, quickly and easily

February 19, 2011

One of the dishes I made for a recent winemakers dinner was from my book – a silky, sexy Mushroom Sherry Soup. As I demonstrated cooking it for the group, I explained that they could use the same basic method to make soup out of pretty much any vegetable. They were so delighted to learn how quick and easy it is to make homemade soup that I thought I’d share it with you, in the hopes of delighting you, too. 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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