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The Basics: Green Leaf Lettuce

Cooking Essentials The Technique Green Leaf Lettuce Green leaf lettuce offers a distinctively crunchy texture & adds lovely visual interest to sandwiches in particular. Lettuce is grown as an annual plant that is classified under the daisy family. The leaves are grown from a stalk & may be found in green, red & oak varieties. […]

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Cooking Classics: The New BLT

Cooking Classics The Technique The New BLT There are many ways to make a stellar bacon, lettuce & tomato sandwich & I actually have several combinations I absolutely love depending on the season. In the summer months, Farmhouse White Bread with Buttermilk-Herb Barbecue Sauce is wonderful when smoked pulled pork becomes a weekly staple & if […]

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Cooking Classics: Fresh Lime Chicken & Barley Soup

Cooking Classics The Technique Fresh Lime Chicken & Barley Soup Fresh Lime Chicken & Barley Soup begins with a mirepoix, a blend of aromatic vegetables consisting of onion, celery & carrots, that act to flavor & perfume this earthy soup. Garlic, fresh rosemary & crushed red pepper flakes further season the soup loaded with barley & […]

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The Basics: The Holy Trinity

Cooking Essentials The Technique  The Holy Trinity The holy trinity in cooking is a combination of aromatic vegetables designed to flavor many Cajun & Creole dishes. Onions, celery & green bell pepper make up the collection with fresh garlic often added to round out the distinctive flavors. This basic set of ingredients may be found […]

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The Basics: Green Bell Peppers

Cooking Essentials The Profile Green Bell Peppers  Green bell peppers may be used in a variety of recipe applications. Once the seeds have been removed, whole vegetables may be stuffed with flavorful rice & beef combinations then baked, sliced for use in garden fresh salads or diced & sautéed for gumbo, étouffée & more. Bell […]

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Rebecca Gordon’s Cooking Class: Lesson No. 5 Aromatic Vegetables

Rebecca Gordon’s Cooking Class Cooking Skills Lesson No. 5 Aromatic Vegetables The Objective: Today’s lesson focuses on aromatic vegetables & the valuable role they play in a variety of cooking applications ranging from savory main dish dinner solutions to delicious, wholesome soups. You may have recently picked up a variety of vegetables from the market […]

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Cooking Classics: Croque Madame

Cooking Classics The Technique Croque Madame The difference between a Croque Monsieur & a Croque Madame can be identifiable by the addition of a sunny-side up egg on the latter. Be sure to reference photos that illustrate the proper way to construct or prepare them. When choosing accompaniments for this French classic, look no further […]

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How To Make Mornay Sauce Croque Monsieur By rebecca gordon editor in chief buttermilk lipstick culinary entertaining techniques classic french recipes cooking baking tutorials modern southern socials rebeccagordon pastry chef tv cooking personality southern entertaining southern hostess birmingham alabama

Cooking Classics: Mornay Sauce

Cooking Classics The Technique Mornay Sauce A Mornay Sauce may be used for a variety of recipes in the kitchen. It’s wonderful as a component to rich sandwiches or it may serve as the base for macaroni & cheese. A light roux is prepared by combining butter & flour & the technique is complete before any […]

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