How to Crush Pepper Without a Grinder Jill shows you how to use simple kitchen equipment to crack whole peppercorns if you don't have a fancy pepper grinder.
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How to Crush Ice for Cocktails
Some cocktails call for crushed ice rather than ice cubes. Crushed ice melts quicker and makes more of a slushy drink—perfect for summer coolers. CHOW's Amy Wisniewski shows you how to transform solid ice cubes into melty shards, via satisfying blows on the counter.
When Should You Use Cubed Versus Crushed Ice?
And what about cracked ice?
Started From - Umber Ahmad
Former investor banker Umber Ahmad recounts her road from Wall Street to running a bakery in the East Village.
In the latest episode of Roots, Jason Stratton tells how he went from studying avant-garde poetry in Spain to becoming the award-winning chef of Seattle's Spinasse, Artusi, and Aragona. Roots takes a deep biographical look into the world's most influential chefs to reveal their inspirations, Ancestry.com style except not really. **UPDATE: Stratton recently announced his departure from his killer restaurants, citing a need for a sabbatical out in the great wide world. Dude is gonna read some books and nod thoughtfully at art like whoa.