Q: The holidays are coming, and I’m going to have lots of guests to feed. Of course I want to serve delicious meals, but I can’t afford to go all out for this many people. What do you recommend? A: We have good news for you. Once you know how to braise meat properly, you can make an outstanding one-pot […]Read more
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Q: I’ve heard aquafaba is an ingredient in vegan cooking, but what exactly is it? Can you tell me how to use aquafaba? A: When you open a can of chickpeas or garbanzo beans, aquafaba is the liquid you rinse off your beans and down the drain. In fact, the name aquafaba loosely translates to “bean water” and was coined […]Read more
Q: I’ve tried making caramelized onions a few times at home, but they never turn out like the onions I’ve had at restaurants. What am I doing wrong? A: Caramelized onions aren’t complicated, but there are some do’s and don’ts that can make or break them. These basic guidelines on how to make caramelized onions should help. First and foremost, […]Read more