Chinese hot pot is truly communal: Not only do you sit down to eat with all your companions, but you cook the food together in the same pot of simmering broth.
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White chicken stock, in which neither the chicken nor the aromatics are roasted first, may be the most versatile of all stocks, enhancing any soup, sauce, or glaze you use it in. It's also incredibly easy to make. Here, we look at some of the factors that lead to a deeply flavorful stock, while keeping the method and ingredients as easy and accessible as possible. Requiring such a minimal investment of time and effort, this stock will upgrade any dish or sauce you make compared to the store-bought variety.
White chicken stock, in which neither the chicken nor the aromatics are roasted first, may be the most versatile of all stocks. It's also incredibly easy to make, leading to a deeply flavorful stock, with a method and ingredients that are as easy and accessible as possible. Requiring such a minimal investment of time and effort, this stock will upgrade any dish or sauce you make compared to the store-bought variety.
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Whenever I have a bony cut that needs long cooking, I put it in a pot with water and wine and leave it over the lowest heat on the stove. The broth will make a nice base for any number of noodle soup dishes, the easiest one-pot meal there is if you wilt some greens into the pot at the last moment.
I'm absolutely stunned by this recipe from Takashi's Noodles by Takashi Yagihashi. This beef-topped udon dish is complex and slightly rich, with just a tinge of sweetness in each spoonful. The thinly sliced beef cooks in seconds, and the tofu and scallions need all of a minute before they're ready to go. It's so good I've made it twice in the past 24 hours.
It seems like every third person has a cold right now (though I've so far made it through unscathed), which, besides being a highly profitable time for tissue companies, means it's chicken soup season. Last weekend my wife was in...
[Photograph: JoePhoto] Homemade chicken stock and broth is an all-day affair—not very labor-intensive, but time-consuming. Once every month or two I chose a day when I am free from obligations and when my crisper drawer is brimming with vegetables that...
[Photograph: Tam Ngo] Speak to chef Tadashi Ono about this hot pot and he at once turns dreamy-eyed—its milky broth reminds him of lakes frozen over. Black cod, also known as sablefish, thrive in the frigid seas off Alaska...
When you are cooking with a large artillery of animal-based ingredients it's pretty easy to make things taste good. Butter, cream, bacon, meat-based stocks—all of these are packed with flavor. When you omit these ingredients from your daily cooking routine...
I sampled every brand in my grocery store, along with batches of the homemade stuff and Mark Bittman's ten-minute wonder broth for comparison.