and it's a dandy backstage story about the first episode, how sets are constructed, how the city and challenges were researched. I like behind-the-scenes stories better than the shows themselves sometimes.
Richard Blais talks to Chowhound about being a TV chef, restaurateur, parent, and cookbook author.
The Science Behind a Perfectly Browned Cookie
Jeff Potter, author of Cooking for Geeks, makes smart points about heat and baking that, if taken to heart, will undoubtedly result in the most perfect chocolate chip cookies ever. Start testing his concepts with this recipe.
Basic Chocolate Mousse
Simultaneously rich and light, chocolate mousse just requires a little bit of finesse, and the freshest, best-quality ingredients (eggs, chocolate, and cream) you can procure. Be sure to chill your cream very well and get every speck of water out of the bowl and whisk you'll use for the egg whites, then use a light hand when folding in the whipped cream, and you'll have a perfectly fluffy and decadent dessert.
A Menu Worthy of Returning to Twin Peaks
In anticipation of the return of Twin Peaks, we look back at the best food moments from the cult classic.
Easy Slow Cooker BBQ Beef Brisket
A spice rub with paprika, chili powder, cumin, brown sugar, cayenne, and garlic, and a smoky-sweet barbecue sauce with chipotle chiles lend mouth-watering layers of flavor to beef brisket, which gets incredibly tender after 10 hours in the slow cooker. Slice or shred the brisket and serve on good, sturdy bread for the ultimate BBQ sandwich, or make a combo plate with meat, slaw, baked beans, potato salad, or other classic BBQ sides.