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FarmCity: A Documentary

FarmCity

We are so excited to bring you today’s post. For the past year, our dear friend J.D. has been working on …

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Basic Crepes {and Video}

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Have you made crepes? These thin French pancakes are addicting-ly fun to make, once you get the hang of it! …

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Video: How to Chiffonade

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You might not know it, but you’ve probably seen a chiffonade before. You might even know how to do it, even if you don’t know it by that name.

Or, you may have no idea what it is, or why it might be useful (as we were a few years ago)!

Chiffonade is a technique for cutting herbs and green leafy vegetables into long, thin strips. You may have seen basil, spinach or mint cut in this way — which turns it into beautiful, thin ribbons to garnish a dish.

When we first started cooking, we had no idea the right way to hold a knife, let alone the first idea of why to chiffonade. But as we’ve learned more, we’ve started to use the word “chiffonade” in many of our recipes — especially those with fresh, leafy herbs like basil, mint, and sage.

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Video: April Showers

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Do you have a garden? Each year, we get increasing joy out of growing things. In our spring garden this …

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Video: Easy Homemade Pizza Dough

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We love writing instructions on how to do things (it’s actually our professional career!). But let’s face it – learning by reading isn’t always the best method. Especially when it involves things that are hard to explain, like the texture of dough, or how to cut an onion.

A picture is worth a thousand words, right? Well, how about a thousand (or so) pictures?

We are so excited to unveil our first A Couple Cooks original instructional video!  And what better place to start than pizza?

Alex has been pondering how to share with you some of the secrets of his pizza crust for a while. (Since he’s the pizza crust master in our house, they’re secrets that I didn’t even know until I watched the video!)

He shot, directed, and produced this video to show you some of the magic he does to get the perfect pizza crust (the result of many years of trial and error!). Check it out, and get inspired to start your own home pizzeria!