A Culinary Secret
Home chefs aren’t much different from restaurant chefs. The professionals just have secrets. Johnny Prep, with Chef Kelli Lewton, lets one out in his book, The Magic of Cooking Really Good Broth. Essential broths to make your meals stand out include a simple vegetable, chicken and beef broth, or a golden consommeé, the queen of all broths. When a recipe calls for stock, look no further than the dashi, an aromatic Japanese fish stock. A modest seafood stock works too. Bring the finesse of a master chef to your fare with these secret ingredients. The rich Shrimp Bisque is excellent, and the Chicken and Basil Dumplings, stunning. Also, don’t miss the Bacon and Feta Stuffed Pork Chops. It’s everything I love on one plate. The Magic of Cooking with Really Good Broth is available for $25.