Crepes Suzette

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Never made crepes? Learn to twirl and flambé with this French dessert ... or breakfast. View recipe here.


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Dolmas

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Holly A. Heyser


Whether you use the standard grape leaves or Hank's more exotic mallow leaf for this Mediterranean appetizer, you'll walk away with a new recipe. View recipe here.


The Art of Cooking: 10 Techniques


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Chicken Under a Rock

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Ellen Silverman


The dish was inspired by the author's love of finding unexpected uses for ordinary things. It takes only five minutes of actual work; the rest is unattended cooking time, during which you can have a cocktail and put the rest of your meal together. View recipe here.


The Art of Cooking: 10 Techniques


Acquire some culinary skills with these tried and tested recipes.

Risotto

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Holly A. Heyser


Once you master this risotto technique, you can create all sorts of impromptu meals with a minimum of ingredients. This turkey and sage variety provides an excellent base from which to experiment. View recipe here.


The Art of Cooking: 10 Techniques


Acquire some culinary skills with these tried and tested recipes.

Braised Short Ribs

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Sophie Brickman has five reasons for loving the braise. These lemongrass braised short ribs are said to win guests over every time. View recipe here.


The Art of Cooking: 10 Techniques


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Skillet Pizza

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Vaughn Tan


According to Vaughn Tan, perfect pizza happens on top of the stove. After much research and preparation, he offers his meticulously-honed technique here.


The Art of Cooking: 10 Techniques


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Smoked Tomato Coulis

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Regina Charboneau


In order to eat healthier, the author relies on extra-flavorful ingredients and techniques. For example, she smokes tomatoes in her oven over hickory chips with olive oil, sea salt, and cracked black pepper. Learn how she does it here.


The Art of Cooking: 10 Techniques


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Traditional Paella

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Juan Alcón


You don't have to travel to Spain to learn how to make traditional paella. Instead, follow along with Maggie Schmitt, who lives in Madrid and spent a day preparing it with master paella maker Elena Martí. View her recipe here, and for a slide show of the paella-making process, click here.


The Art of Cooking: 10 Techniques


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Ice Cream Mooncakes

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In ancient times, Chinese families would eat these moon cakes together after worshiping the full moon. Today, though most people purchase theirs from restaurants and bakeries, the cakes can still be made a home with a little effort—and you can even add ice cream. Click here for the recipe and instructions.


The Art of Cooking: 10 Techniques


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Tarte Tatin

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Take it from the woman who developed this recipe for the Julie and Julia set: making a good tarte Tatin is all in the technique. The ingredients are simple—apples (or fruit of your choice), butter, and sugar. The trick is to get a good dark caramel color and flavor into the apples without overcooking them. Click here for the recipe and instructions.


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