Get a Rise Out of Dough: Types of Yeast

Baking with yeast can be daunting. After all, yeast is a living organism. Like mushrooms, it’s part of the biological kingdom Fungi. Yeast plays a key role in the scientific processes that take place in baking. In this post, we’ll explain why

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Learn to Love Leeks

We mentioned leeks briefly in our recent discussion of various types of onions and how to use them. Now it’s time to explore this allium in greater depth, including five delicious ways to incorporate leeks into your fall and winter menus.How to

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How to Make a Roux

While French cooking is known as the basis for many culinary standards, it’s not always as difficult or intimidating as it may seem. One key component -- the roux -- is simple, elegant, and essential to a vast number of recipes. If you’ve made g

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Add Zip to Your Bagels With Flavored Cream Cheese

Whether you’ll break fast on Yom Kippur next month, or simply enjoy a bagel with your morning coffee or tea this weekend, cream cheese makes any bagel better. A plain schmear is good, but flavored cream cheese can elevate your bagel to a meal

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