The Rattlesnake Cocktail

Makes 4 Servings The double-shake method is key to this cocktail’s texture. The first round is to break up the egg white; the second is to chill and froth the drink. INGREDIENTS ½ cup sugar 4 large egg whites*, separated individually 8 ounces rye whiskey 4 ounces fresh lemon juice Pernod or absinthe (for serving) […]

How to make Homemade Bread

I absolutely love to make my own bread. I also love having fresh, delicious, fragrant bread straight from my oven, but I actually love the process of making bread itself. The end product is just like a bonus. However, bread is something that tends to intimidate people. They think it’s super hard and scary and […]

Traditional French Madeleines

sugar dusted Madeleines

prep: 20minscook: 12 minsinactive: 4 hourstotal: 32 minsyield: 20 madeleines just like the ones you’d find in a Parisian boulangerie! These soft cookie cakes are so good with a cup of tea! The Recipe First things first! To make this recipe, you will need a Madeleine mold. If you don’t already own one, here’s a link to […]

Smoked Salmon and Lox Aren’t the Same

Smoked salmon, lox, Nova—they’re all the same, right? Nope. These various categories of cured fish have about as much in common as bread and pasta or salad and pickles. Translation? They can be made with the same raw ingredient, but once manipulated, they’re totally different foods.  As someone who grew up on lox (I literally […]

Wines to Drink with Spicy Food

Hot Tip Something to note about pairing wine with spicy foods: it’s important to be mindful of the amount of alcohol present. In food, chili heat tends to create a warming or burning sensation on our palate. The higher the level of alcohol in a wine, the more astringent (and uncomfortable) spicy food it will […]

How to Sauté Onions

onions, sautéed in a pan

Sautéing onions concentrates their natural sugars so they take on a glorious sweetness as the onions soften. Cook them longer, and they eventually caramelize into a golden brown. When you know how to sauté onions to bring out that natural sweetness, you’ll start adding them to your cooking much more often. Sautéing onions simply means cooking […]