Gail Simmons gives us her list of pantry must-haves. Ingredients you should always have around to enhance and boost the flavor of all your meals. It's the little things that keep life interesting. Read more here.
Chefs Joanne Chang and Karen Akunowicz from Myers + Chang in Boston, show us how to use lemongrass. It's the central ingredient in their Green Monster, infusing the stir-fry with unique bright, citrusy, and floral-herbal fragrance. Read more.
Gone are the days of churning homemade butter by hand! In this CHOW Tip, Tracy Kaplan of CHOW.com shows you how to easily crank out your own dairy spread without straining your arm. (And here's another method for making butter at home, courtesy of cookbook author Karen Solomon. Just be prepared to pay in sweat equity!)