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Danilo Alfaro

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By Danilo Alfaro

    Updated Articles and Resources
    • How To Make Brown Stock Created: Tuesday, February 12, 2008 Updated: Friday, April 18, 2014
      Brown stock is the basis for the rich, deeply flavorful classical sauces, such as the Bordelaise and Robert, that traditionally accompany red meat.
    • Spaghetti Carbonara Recipe Created: Tuesday, July 08, 2008 Updated: Friday, April 18, 2014
      Spaghetti carbonara is one of the most popular Italian pasta dishes. This pasta carbonara recipe combines cream, eggs, cheese and bacon.
    • Make the Perfect Vinaigrette Created: Monday, June 02, 2008 Updated: Friday, April 18, 2014
      Learn how to make the perfect oil & vinegar salad dressing, also called a vinaigrette. These simple tips will help you make a great vinaigrette dressing anytime.
    • How To Make Pancakes Created: Saturday, April 03, 2010 Updated: Friday, April 18, 2014
      This easy pancake recipe is pretty foolproof, and you can whip up a batch in just a few minutes. These light, fluffy pancakes are perfect for the weekend, and they're easy enough to make any day of...
    • How to Make French Toast Created: Sunday, April 27, 2008 Updated: Friday, April 18, 2014
      Believe it or not, French toast is actually better if you make it with bread that's slightly stale. Learn how to make French toast.
    • Perfect Scrambled Eggs Recipe Created: Tuesday, April 29, 2008 Updated: Friday, April 18, 2014
      This simple recipe will show you how to make perfect scrambled eggs every time. You're going to love being able to make these light and fluffy scrambled eggs.
    • How to Make an Omelet Created: Thursday, July 31, 2008 Updated: Friday, April 18, 2014
      This basic omelet recipe describes the technique so you can make a perfect omelet yourself. The method is easy to follow and simple to learn.
    • Hard Boiled Eggs Recipe Created: Monday, April 25, 2011 Updated: Friday, April 18, 2014
      Wondering how to boil an egg, or not sure how long to boil an egg? Using this simple technique, you'll make perfect hard boiled eggs every time.
    • Roast Leg of Lamb Created: Wednesday, April 04, 2012 Updated: Thursday, April 17, 2014
      This classic leg of lamb roast makes a perfect holiday dinner. It's flavored with garlic and rosemary and roasted to a perfect medium rare.
    • How to Roast a Leg of Lamb Created: Wednesday, April 04, 2012 Updated: Thursday, April 17, 2014
      Roasting a leg of lamb is a simple process. The main thing is making sure that the roast cooks evenly. See how to roast a leg of lamb.
    • Beef Bourguignon Recipe Created: Wednesday, April 16, 2014 Updated: Thursday, April 17, 2014
      This classic Beef Bourguignon recipe is made by braising beef chuck in red wine with bacon. The wine helps the beef cook to tender perfection.
    • Bourguignon Created: Tuesday, January 11, 2011 Updated: Thursday, April 17, 2014
      In the culinary arts, the word Bourguignon refers to a dish that has been prepared in the style of the French region of Burgundy.
    • Does Searing Meat "Seal In" Juices? Created: Tuesday, April 22, 2008 Updated: Thursday, April 17, 2014
      The culinary illuminati say the idea that searing meat can "seal in" its natural juices has been debunked by science. It turns out they're wrong.
    • Fines Herbes Created: Sunday, March 13, 2011 Updated: Thursday, April 17, 2014
      What are Fines Herbes? In the culinary arts, the term Fines Herbes refers to a blend of herbs used in French ... Read more about Fines Herbes.
    • Al Dente Created: Friday, January 07, 2011 Updated: Thursday, April 17, 2014
      What is al dente? You've probably heard the term
    • Chive Blossom Recipes Created: Thursday, May 30, 2013 Updated: Thursday, April 17, 2014
      Chive blossoms are a springtime delicacy that go well with eggs, potatoes, vegetables and poultry. Here are five ways to use chive blossoms.
    • Easter Egg Safety Tips Created: Thursday, March 20, 2008 Updated: Wednesday, April 16, 2014
      Whether you're decorating Easter eggs or preparing hard-boiled eggs for your Passover seder, here are a dozen egg safety tips to help you and your family stay healthy.
    • Quinoa Created: Monday, June 25, 2012 Updated: Wednesday, April 16, 2014
      Quinoa is a flavorful and nutritious grain that is easy to cook and provides a complete protein. Read more about cooking quinoa.
    • Beef Stew Recipe Created: Wednesday, October 26, 2011 Updated: Wednesday, April 16, 2014
      This beef stew recipe is made with beef chuck, which is the best kind of stew beef. And it's cooked in the oven, so the beef comes out tender and succulent.
    • Stuffed Peppers Recipe Created: Thursday, October 17, 2013 Updated: Wednesday, April 16, 2014
      These stuffed peppers are filled with ground beef, pork and veal along with cooked rice, and topped with tomato sauce for an easy and delicious dinner.
    • Jambalaya Created: Monday, September 02, 2013 Updated: Wednesday, April 16, 2014
      What is Jambalaya? In the culinary arts, Jambalaya is a Creole dish that is usually made with chicken, shrimp and ... Read the definition of Jambalaya.
    • Crudités Created: Friday, January 28, 2011 Updated: Wednesday, April 16, 2014
      What are Crudités? In the culinary arts, Crudités are a simple type of hors d'oeuvre traditionally made with raw ... Read the definition of Crudités.
    • How to Cook Rice Created: Sunday, November 06, 2011 Updated: Wednesday, April 16, 2014
      There are many ways to cook rice, but here is the most simple technique. Learn how to cook plain white rice.
    • How to Make Perfect Bacon Created: Thursday, February 05, 2009 Updated: Wednesday, April 16, 2014
      This illustrated tutorial will show you how easy it is to make perfectly crispy bacon in the oven. And wait till you see Step #2 — you might not believe your eyes!
    • Fondant Created: Sunday, March 27, 2011 Updated: Wednesday, April 16, 2014
      In the culinary arts, the word fondant can refer to one of two types of sugar-based pastes used in preparing and decorating cakes, pastries and confections.
    • Slurry Created: Wednesday, April 14, 2010 Updated: Wednesday, April 16, 2014
      In the culinary arts, a slurry is a mixture of cornstarch and liquid (usually water or stock) used to thicken a sauce or soup.
    • Involtini Created: Wednesday, May 09, 2012 Updated: Tuesday, April 15, 2014
      You may never have heard the Italian culinary term of involtini, but if you eat a lot of Italian food, it's likely you've tasted at least one variety.
    • Hors d'Oeuvre Created: Thursday, September 22, 2011 Updated: Tuesday, April 15, 2014
      In the culinary arts, the word hors d'oeuvre can be used to mean an appetizer or a small bite of food served at a cocktail party. But which one is correct?
    • Basic Muffins Recipe Created: Thursday, September 11, 2008 Updated: Tuesday, April 15, 2014
      The key to making great muffins is mixing the batter just enough to combine all the wet and dry ingredients, but without overmixing it.
    • Jalapeño Created: Wednesday, April 06, 2011 Updated: Tuesday, April 15, 2014
      Jalapeño peppers can be dried and smoked, in which case they are called Chipotles. Chipotle chilis can be ground and used as a spice.
    • Basic Corn Bread Created: Saturday, March 29, 2008 Updated: Monday, April 14, 2014
      This easy cornbread recipe is slightly sweet and it's great with soup or chili, or for breakfast. This basic cornbread can be modified in all kinds of ways.
    • Roast Turkey Breast Recipe Created: Monday, November 17, 2008 Updated: Monday, April 14, 2014
      Roasted turkey breast is a great alternative to roasting a whole turkey. A turkey breast cooks much faster and is far more moist and juicy, too.

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