Join award-winning editor, author and instructor Martha Holmberg, as she breaks down 10 favorite dishes youll cook forever. Learn how to combine a variety of lettuces, herbs and homemade dressings for salads youll crave! Then, master meals for any occasion, such as baked fish en papillote, pan-grilled steak and even roast pork. Learn new knife skills youll wonder how you ever lived without, check your meat for the perfect doneness and create quick and flavorful pan sauces. Then, create creamy béchamel sauce, the base for silky soufflés and comforting macaroni and cheese. Find out how to turn favorites such as mushroom risotto and tempting lasagna into go-to meals, and take your stand-by chicken from bland to bold. Plus, make crowd-pleasing desserts packed with seasonal fruit and buttery, crisp topping.
Meet your instructor, chef and cookbook author Martha Holmberg, and learn more about the foundational dishes you'll learn how to make. Each lesson stands on its own, so you can jump right to the recipes that interest you most, and refer back to any lesson whenever you want to learn or review a dish or technique.
There are salads and there are great salads. Martha walks you through the bounty of lettuces and herbs you can combine for a refreshing variety of tastes and textures. Learn the principles of making your own delicious vinaigrette and you'll never need to buy another bottle. Martha also shows how easy it is to make your own crispy croutons from leftover bread.
Create an elegant and easy meal that's perfect for a weeknight dinner or weekend dinner party: fish gently baked in parchment paper or foil packet along with julienned vegetables and herbs. Martha discusses the best fish to buy and walks you through the preparation, including invaluable slicing and chopping techniques.