Cake minus the bake! A summertime favorite, icebox cakes are a great way to whip up a tasty dessert no-oven! Instead of baking your cake to cook and develop the flavors, icebox cakes instead chill the ingredients into one solid cake. Amazing things happen in the time it takes to chill – the cream thickens … Continue reading Cooking 101: IceBox Cake!
From Italy and Greece to France, Turkey and the United States, lemon is an ingredient many chefs and home cooks trust to add bright, tangy flavor to a range of foods both sweet and savory. Different from other citrus fruits, lemons are rarely eaten raw – only their zest and juice are used to impart … Continue reading Cooking 101: Lemon
Salty and satisfying, it’s no surprise why everything from appetizers, breakfast, dessert and beyond is better with bacon. 👌 What Is Bacon Bacon is prepared from different cuts of pork, but mainly pork belly or back cuts. It is then salt-cured with a brine and smoked. Bacon is available in different thickness’ and can be … Continue reading Cooking 101: Bacon
These too-good noodles have become so popular in recent years, they now rival sushi as Japan’s national dish! Ramen is affordable, versatile, easy-to-make and beyond satisfying. In this cooking 101, we’re diving into the ins, outs and abouts of ramen noodles! Some History: View this post on Instagram A post shared by Japonisme … Continue reading Cooking 101: Ramen
Crunchy, spicy, complex and downright delicious – pickled foods are in a league of their own! An ode to old-world cooking methods, pickling is the process of preserving otherwise perishable food by anaerobic fermentation in brine or vinegar. Popular pickled foods include: Cucumbers (Pickles) Garlic Cabbage (Sauerkraut) Red Onion Peppers & Jalapeños Radishes Tomatoes … Continue reading Cooking 101: Pickling