Thursday, November 1, 2012

Giveaway Time!

Well hello there, November.  Not sure how we got here, but I realized the other week that it has been over 4 years since I started this blog--crazy!  To celebrate, I'm giving away The Science of Good Cooking, the newest addition to the Cook's Illustrated family :)



The scientist in me loves learning reading about how things like salad dressings work (emulsifiers!), why russets make the best mashed potatoes (starchy and absorb more water!), what grinding your own beef does for burgers (more tender!) and how to make killer brownies (don't overmix!).

For your chance to win, enter with the low price of a comment below telling me about something you recently learned in the kitchen.  Contest ends 11/11/12 at midnight.

[Disclosure: This giveaway is not sponsored by America's Test Kitchen.  The book was purchased by me and will be shipped by me.]

20 comments:

DalilahBlue said...

I learned that in a pasta or rice dish that calls for milk you can use evaporated milk, but need to add a bit of water so the noodles cook properly (that last bit I didn't figure out til too late).

Anonymous said...

I learned that when making cream of broccoli you can make a rue with butter/flour milk to thicken up the soup instead of using heavy cream! Handy, and maybe less cals? -Michelle

Shaunna@mamas13minutemile said...

I learned that spaghetti squash is pretty darn tasty in a stir fry :)

CJ - Food Stories said...

I learned that you can make rice just like pasta ... without having to measure ... just boil and drain :-)

Elin Woods said...

That I don't always need to use parchment paper just because the recipe says I have to.

Laura said...

Don't crowd the pan! After years of basically steaming, inside of searing meat, I finally figured that one out.

Joanne said...

As a fellow scientist...damn that book sounds awesome! I've learned that just about any kind of pasta or grain makes for an awesome risotto-esque meal. :)

Daisy said...

happy 4 years of blogging! sounds like a great book!!

Cara said...

Happy four years of blogging! I have recently been learning about the wonders of coconut flour. It makes great pumpkin waffles :)

Ranjani said...

This book looks perfect for a foodie nerd like me =). I recently learned how to cook rice properly without using a rice cooker! (might seem basic but I've always had a rice cooker and it just recently broke...)

Katie said...

I've recently been awakened to the wonders of cooking with cast iron :)

Natalie said...

I learned that you can make sweetened condensed milk out of dried milk!

Andrea M said...

great giveaway! I recently learned you can saute in a stone dutch oven :D

Amy (Savory Moments) said...

Congrats on four years of blogging. I've recently learned about using spelt flour in my baked goods - I love it now!

Biz said...

Okay, just reading the comments I didn't know you could boil rice like pasta - I need to try that!

Congrats on 4 years!!

♡♥♬ Carolsue ♡♥♬ said...

I learned you can make caramel from a can of condensed milk by cooking it on low in the oven for 8 hrs.
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We Are Not Martha said...

How have I not heard about this book yet??

I've learned that good cookware really matters. Don't go cheap on pots and pans and definitely not on knives!

Happy blogiversary :)

Sues

AliciaK said...

I recently learned just how important brining is for tender pork!

Jen said...

Oh, I have that cookbook on my Christmas list!

I learned (the hard way) last night that the turning table really is helpful for decorating cakes!

I also learned today that paper towels are oven safe. I always cook bacon in the oven, but the grease gets all smokey. I saw on FB that you can put paper towels under the bacon (which is on a cooling rack on a pan) so they will soak up the grease.

samnicaise said...

I learned that daikon radish and white cheese is an incredible combination!

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