25 Mar

Nourishing Traditions: Soaked Rice

Soaking grains and legumes is an ancient practice that has a true nutritional benefit.  Sally Fallon talks about the benefits of soaking grains and legumes in her great book, Nourishing Traditions, which I highly recommend.  It’s a complicated subject that you can spend weeks researching, but suffice to say thatContinue Reading…


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23 Nov

Technique: How to Dice Celery

Knife skills are so important, and for the home cook we’re often pushed towards gimmicky chopping devices that help us avoid a simple, powerful skill:  knife skills.  I would encourage you to look at each opportunity at the cutting board to make your knife skills a little better.  Try toContinue Reading…


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13 Nov

Technique: How to Dice an Onion

This is a very basic pictorial demonstration of how I learned to cut an onion from the French chef, Jacques Pepin’s dvd teaching series.  His book, Essential Techniques, is awesome and outlines so many useful cooking skills with black & white pictures.  Here’s my demonstration:   Start with your onion:Continue Reading…


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