Posts Tagged ‘stock’

Fond

Wednesday, March 7th, 2012

Wednesday Word

Fond (Noun)

Pronounced {fawn}
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Chicken Broth

Friday, June 10th, 2011
Chicken Stock

Chicken Stock

Chicken Broth

Broth and stock is a foundation in cooking.  A good homemade broth is useful in so many other applications, that it’s well worth the little effort required to make homemade broth.  Not only are broth and stocks used in soups and stews, it is also a base for most sauces.  Cooking rice, beans, barley, quinoa, and other whole grains in stock helps add flavor.  You can also sauté vegetables in stock to add additional flavor.
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Making a Pan Sauce

Tuesday, February 8th, 2011
Pan Sauce from Pork Chops

Pan Sauce from Pork Chops

Tuesday Tip

Making a Pan Sauce

When you cook and sear meats you have a built in sauce, right in the pan.  Whether cooking in a skillet on the stove, or a skillet or pan in the oven, you can utilize the “fond” (brown, not black, bits stuck to the pan) for a sauce to drizzle over the meat when serving.
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Review of Ratio

Monday, February 7th, 2011
Ratio

Ratio

Review of Ratio

I checked out Ratio, by Michael Ruhlman, from the library last year.  After reading the book cover to cover I quickly went out and bought it.   It’s a great reference book.  It gives and explains how to use common ingredient ratios for baking and cooking, including ratios for doughs, batters, stocks, meats, sauces, and custards.
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