French Onion Soup, the Hands-Off Way (a Slow Cooker’s Involved!)

Caramelizing onions the traditional way is almost a meditative process, which is also to say it takes time – about about an hour hands-on – to do it properly. So when I learned that a slow cooker could magically transform a pile of onions into deep-brown, concentrated version of themselves, I got very excited. This […]

Brie vs. Camembert: What’s the Difference?

While both brie and camembert are cow’s milk cheeses, are soft-ripening, and have a white, flowery rind, the two aren’t interchangeable. So the next time you are at the store and must choose between brie or camembert, here’s what you need to know. Production: During the cheese-making process, cream is added to brie, but in […]

13 Standout Julia Child Recipes

If legendary television chef and author Julia Child were still standing, she’d be 104 years old. Should you find yourself craving one of the culinary matron’s masterpieces, flip on some reruns of The French Chef or In Julia’s Kitchen With Master Chefs, then make yourself an authentic French recipe from scratch, courtesy of JC. Here […]