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Vietnamese Caramel Cooked Tofu – Video Recipe

Caramel-Cooked Tofu

Caramel-cooking is a classic Vietnamese method that produces a rich, lacquered sauce. When I sent this recipe out for field testing with blog readers, it got so much great feedback that I knew I wanted to share it with you as a video.

The key to having it taste complex, not just sweet, is to …

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Maple Pudding with Spiced Pecans – Video Recipe

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I‘m a big fan of making pudding at home. It really is only slightly more work than using the stuff from a box, and you are rewarded with a wider choice in flavors and the ability to use higher quality ingredients. This maple-flavored version is a nice change of pace, and you can make the …

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Brown Butter Cornbread – Video Recipe

Video Recipe for Brown Butter Cornbread

The brown butter cornbread recipe in my book is one I come back to over and over again, whenever a bowl of vegetarian chili or black bean soup is on the menu. The brown butter flavor somehow amplifies the taste of the corn. I use an easy trick that is popular in modernist kitchens for …

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How to Cut Mint Chiffonade (Tiny Ribbons) – Video

How to Cut Mint Chiffonade

I’m crazy about mint, though I’m a lot more likely to use it in savory dishes than add it superfluously to a dessert plate. It brings a fresh, slightly surprising element to dishes like Pappardelle with Eggplant Ragu or these Fava Beans with Potatoes and Saffron Rice.

Have you ever wondered how chefs make those neat, …

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Dutch Baby With Sauteed Apples – My First Video Recipe

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This worked out kind of cool – today’s post happens to be my 500th on Herbivoracious, dating back to July of 2007, my first post since leaving my day job, and it is my very first video recipe. For the extended e-book version of my cookbook, Harvard Common Press asked me to make a series of videos. …

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Taylor Clark’s Slate.com on Being a Vegetarian

Do you ever read an article and have this weird feeling like the author is channeling you? Or rather channeling a version of you that writes words together real good like?

That’s how I felt about Taylor Clark’s hilarious essay on Slate explaining vegetarians to omnivores. He captures exactly my definition of being vegetarian …

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