The Basics: Tomato Sauce

In honor of the second session of Breaking Bread (instagram: @breakingbread.acf) on pasta sauce, I’m going to take you through the basics. You really don’t need much; you just layer fresh- (or preferably canned) tomatoes with herbs, spices, olive oil…and alcohol. Let it simmer until an insanely good sauce comes together. This is just a template!…

The Basics: Pickling

It’s a technique that sounds waaaay harder than it actually is. Even though we’re usually thinking of the cucumber version when we say “pickles”, you can make a pickle out  of almost anything. It’s a really old fashioned way to preserve food that it definitely useful now with the current state of the world. You’ll…

The Basics: Knife Skills

As promised after the survey, I’m going to pass on more of the little things I’ve learned since I started CM. You guys gave me a few interesting ideas, so I decided to start a new section on the blog called “The Basics”. I’m aiming to add a new topic every month in place of…