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James Peterson's French-Style Vegetable Stew

Kate Williams 1 comment

This stew takes advantage of more than a few cooking techniques (blanching, boiling, steaming, glazing, and simmering); a good challenge for anyone wanting to test their skills. Each vegetable is precisely cut, cooked, and assembled to be as dramatic as possible. The method(s) works; the final stew is a celebration of vegetation. More

James Peterson's French-Style Vegetable Stew

Serious Eats Kate Williams Post a comment

This stew takes advantage of more than a few cooking techniques (blanching, boiling, steaming, glazing, and simmering); a good challenge for anyone wanting to test their skills. Each vegetable is precisely cut, cooked, and assembled to be as dramatic as possible. The method(s) works; the final stew is a celebration of vegetation. More

James Peterson's Spinach Gnocchi

Kate Williams 2 comments

These days, I'm still fascinated by green pasta, so cooking up a batch of James Peterson's Spinach Gnocchi from Vegetables was an easy sell. These gnocchi are potato-free, instead relying on flour and ricotta cheese to turn the leafy green into a hand-rolled treat. Rolling out gnocchi is definitely a process, but it's easy and kind of like playing with Play-Doh. More

James Peterson's Spinach Gnocchi

Serious Eats Kate Williams 3 comments

These days, I'm still fascinated by green pasta, so cooking up a batch of James Peterson's Spinach Gnocchi from Vegetables was an easy sell. These gnocchi are potato-free, instead relying on flour and ricotta cheese to turn the leafy green into a hand-rolled treat. Rolling out gnocchi is definitely a process, but it's easy and kind of like playing with Play-Doh. More

James Peterson's Tomato and Herb Gratin

Kate Williams 1 comment

Hear the word "gratin," and my mind often drifts towards rich, cheesy potato casseroles served up in the cold depths of winter. I was pleasantly surprised, then, to hear James Peterson wax poetic on a simple Tomato and Herb Gratin in his Vegetables. Made only with ripe summer tomatoes, parmesan, olive oil, and herbs, the dish is the simplest (and lightest) in a long line of more recognizable baked tomato dishes like lasagna and eggplant parmesan. More

James Peterson's Tomato and Herb Gratin

Serious Eats Kate Williams 5 comments

Hear the word gratin, and my mind often drifts towards rich, cheesy potato casseroles served up in the cold depths of winter. I was pleasantly surprised, then, to hear James Peterson wax poetic on a simple Tomato and Herb Gratin in his Vegetables. Made only with ripe summer tomatoes, parmesan cheese, olive oil, and herbs, the dish is the simplest (and lightest) in a long line of more recognizable baked tomato dishes like lasagna and eggplant parmesan. More

James Peterson's Pickled Chiles

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Pickled chiles are a versatile pantry staple: they can be used to add mouth-puckering tang to just about any place you'd ordinarily use hot peppers, they keep for weeks at a time, and they take all of 5 minutes to prepare. More

Cook the Book: 'Vegetables, Revised'

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James Peterson has been writing cookbooks for over two decades, and he's still going strong. His newly revised Vegetables hit bookshelves this spring with a fresh new look, brilliant photos, and an encyclopedic introduction covering basic techniques and tips for cooking just about any vegetable you'd encounter at a farm stand, Asian market, or grocery store. We'll be cooking from it all week; win your copy here! More

James Peterson's Pickled Chiles

Serious Eats Kate Williams 3 comments

Pickled chiles are a versatile pantry staple: they can be used to add mouth-puckering tang to just about any place you'd ordinarily use hot peppers, they keep for weeks at a time, and they take all of 5 minutes to prepare. More

Cook the Book: Tips for Grilling

Serious Eats Adam Kuban 3 comments

For today's fifth and final day of tips from Jame's Peterson's What's a Cook to Do?, a host of tips on grilling—because you are grilling this weekend, aren't you? Fire in the hole!... More

Cook the Book: Can't Find a Lid for That Pot?

Serious Eats Adam Kuban 1 comment

Apart from giving sound how-to advice on cooking particular food items, James Peterson's What's a Cook to Do? gives all sorts of little kitchen hacks. Don't have a sifter? You can use a fine-mesh strainer and your hand or the... More

Cook the Book: Steaks, By Cut

Ed Levine 6 comments

With all the talk today in the nation's various food sections about grilling and steak, I thought it would be fitting to feature a steak-related tip from What's a Cook to Do?, James Patterson's extremely useful book of kitchen tips that explains almost everything. After the jump, Steaks, by Cut. And, thanks to the good folks at Artisan Books, we're giving away five (5) copies of this enormously helpful book.... More

The Perfect Grilled Cheese Sandwich

Serious Eats Ed Levine 21 comments

As I mentioned yesterday when introducing this week's Cook the Book feature, James Peterson's What's a Cook to Do? explains almost everything, from how to deglaze a pan to how to make the perfect grilled cheese sandwich. Today, we're making... More

Cook the Book: Sometimes an Older Egg Is Better

Serious Eats Ed Levine Post a comment

There are lots of great egg tips in What's a Cook to Do? but none better than How to Store and Use Older Eggs: Eggs keep for weeks in the refrigerator, and while it takes them a very long... More

Cook the Book: 'What's a Cook To Do?' Giveaway

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The combination of my own lack of knowledge and the inadequate explanations in cookbooks often drives me to distraction when I'm cooking. That's why I find James Peterson's What's a Cook to Do? to be so damned helpful. It explains (often with photos) everything, from how to deglaze a plan to how to make the perfect grilled cheese sandwich. Peterson really knows his stuff (his book Sauces: Classical and Contemporary Sauce Making won the James Beard Cookbook of the Year award in 1992 ), and, more important, he knows how to impart his knowledge easily and succinctly with relatively few words and photos. Each day this week, we'll excerpt a tip from the book; the first tip will post shortly.... More

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