With the holidays approaching, MDRN KTCHN host Scott Heimendinger breaks down whether it's really worth springing for those expensive copper pans as a gift for your favorite cook. As a bonus, he also lays out the science behind heat transfer, so that you can get your food cooked evenly every time. Want to learn more? Come back every Sunday for a new episode of MDRN KTCHN, and check out Modernist Cuisine's new cookbook, Modernist Cuisine at Home!
This chunky cranberry-orange sauce is super-fresh-tasting because the cranberries are simmered briefly and the orange sections are added near the end of cooking.
Garlicky Pot Roast
This easy pot roast is packed with flavor thanks to 8 whole heads of garlic, roasted so they're mellow and sweet, plus some fresh garlic for kick, and a rich gravy full of meaty flavor. The secret ingredient: crushed gingersnaps, which help thicken the sauce and add a lovely spicy flavor perfect for fall and winter. Get the recipe.