Welcome to In the Pantry
More than one professional chef has proven his culinary chops by introducing new and exotic ingredients to his menus. But let's face it--figuring out the perfect way to de-slime a cactus, work with blood sausage or master the many uses of alternative flours isn't easy. We're here to help. Our In the Pantry feature will walk you through when, where, why, and how to use some outside-of-the-box foods and ingredients. Before you know it, you'll be pushing the limits of your everyday menu with new spices and ingredients.
Whether you're a seasoned chef or just starting out in the kitchen, our concise guide to using lettuce can inspire your spring menus. Find recipes and cooking tips for lettuce.
Cooking information, tips, and recipes to help amateur and professional chefs find original ways to cook with potatoes.
Are you in a side dish rut? et's face it; there are only so many ways to prepare rice and potatoes. If you're feeling ready to breathe some new life into your winter menus, look no further than these under appreciated grains.
Add seasonal flavor to your fall cooking with tips on adding root vegetables such as carrots, beets, and turnips to your menu. Includes delicious recipes.
No food encapsulates the feeling of summer more than ice cream. Whether you're enjoying a cone after an afternoon at the beach, hosting a make-your-own sundae party, or celebrating a warm-weather birthday with an ice cream cake, the dog days of summer are always more fun with this creamy confection.
There's a little unassuming bulb whose pungent flavor can transform the most basic bread, grains, vegetables, and meats, into memorable meals.
A guide to honey. Learn all about nature's sweetest necture, including tips, recipes, and benefits for using it. Includes info on a variety of honey types, such as clover, orange blossom, fireweed, tupelo, and more.
Love the taste of fresh artichokes, but aren't sure what to do with them? This chef guide provides tips for cooking with artichokes, and a few artichoke recipes to get you started.
As the winter cold sets in, we crave rich, filling meals, and polenta fits the bill perfectly. Smooth, creamy, and oh-so versatile, polenta is the perfect staple to add to your menu this month.
Ring in the New Year with this chef's challenge: resolve to use 5 new or tricky ingredients. Includes culinary tips and recipes for cooking pork belly, cucumber and squash blossoms, kohlrabi, dragon fruit, and wild boar.