Real Simple Cooking School
The truth? There’s no real magic to cooking, just some simple know-how. These videos demonstrate the basics.
How to Slice an Onion
The best way to avoid tears when cutting an onion is to get the job done quickly. Try this efficient method for perfect slices in less time.
How to Chop Rosemary and Thyme
Fresh herbs like rosemary and thyme make a world of difference to the flavor of your dishes. This video shows how to prep and chop them, quickly and efficiently.
Stock your pantry with a few basic ingredients to create an authentic French meal.
- Bread: Ideally, serve it in baguette form. It’s definitely worth searching out at a local bakery.
- Butter: Butter is not typically offered on the table alongside the bread. However, it is a key component in French cooking and baking, so buy the best high-butterfat brand your budget permits.
- Cheese: Considered a separate course in many French meals, a selection of cheese is always good to have on hand. French cheeses are
a solid place to start (think Brie, Camembert, and Roquefort).
Related: Cheese Varieties