Dread the tediousness of peeling garlic? In this CHOW Tip, Jenny Stewart shares a secret to getting the task done with minimal effort: Microwave your garlic for about 20 seconds before peeling it. This won't completely remove the husk, but it'll make the garlic cloves slide out with surprising ease.
Hate Grapefruit? Try Broiling It
Most people have only tasted fresh grapefruit, and not everyone enjoys the tartness of it. Jenny Stewart of CHOW.com suggests broiling the citrus fruit with sugar to add a caramelized sweetness. And if you're adventurous, go crazy with any flavor combination you can think of—you might be surprised how well it works.
Hate Chardonnay? Turn It into a Cocktail!
Ever receive a bad bottle of wine as a gift? CHOW.com's Meredith Arthur shares a clever, simple tip on how to transform a glass of bad Chardonnay into a delicious cocktail. (Click here for our wine cocktail recipe.)
Gather round children! Today's slang session concerns TOUCHED, which is either a nice thing, or a not-so-nice thing. In this brand-new series, we devote time to the words and phrases chefs hold near and dear to their sweaty, stressed out, crass little hearts.
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.