Roux

It’s fat and flour, cooked and used to thicken sauces, soups, gravies and things of that sort. Its one the most simple things you can make but it’s also one of the most important tools you can have. Depending on what you’ll be using it with, you mix equal parts …

Mirepoix

This is another one of those basics that’s used in the Kitchen yet most people don’t really understand. It’s a simple mix of Onions, Carrots and Celery that’s the base to various stocks and sauces in Western cuisine. The part that most people get wrong is the ratio by weight. …

Brining

One of the easiest methods in all of cooking is often one of the most overlooked so before I cover anything else, lets talk about Brining. All Brining means is to take a piece of meat and soak it in cold water with equal parts of Salt and Sugar for …

Vinaigrette

Vinaigrette is more or less a fancy word for salad dressing. It’s a blend of an acid, typically vinegar or fruit juice and maybe a few seasonings with some type of oil. If you have a blender or a food processor it will make your life a lot easier and …