Breakfast Chef Salad

Breakfast salad with lettuce, simple vinaigrette, boiled eggs, sunflower seeds

I first encountered a breakfast salad fifteen years ago. My ex-husbands sister-in-law was from Japan and she always ate a small salad with breakfast and told me salad was a regular component of Japanese breakfasts. I thought to myself it was a grand idea, but never made it part of my daily breakfast habit. And…

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Learn to Cook: How to Boil Eggs

Dear Friends, I have learned a lot about how to boil eggs since I made this video (in 2010!!) Visit this post for an easy-peel boiled eggs method. (It’s the only way I do them now.) How to Boil Eggs This is the fourth in a series of answer posts to reader-submitted questions. Some of these…

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How To Carve a Chicken

Watch this video to learn how to carve a chicken (and it’s basically the same thing for turkey, too.) Then check out my facebook page to see how to enter a giveaway to win an 8″ Wusthof chef’s knife!

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Learn to Cook Book, Print Edition!

OhBoy OhBoy OhBoy OhBoy!!! It’s finally here: My Learn to Cook book, PRINT EDITION! I really wasn’t expecting to be so goldang excited, seeing the first proof arrive at my doorstep, but wow! It’s really exhilarating, knowing that every word, explanation, definition, every dumb joke, every embarrassing and inappropriate anecdote that went into the book is alive now: tangible, highlight-able, dog-ear-able, and…

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How to Cook Beans

black beans recipe

This is the fourth in a series of answer posts to reader-submitted questions. Many of these questions and answers were incorporated into the revised edition of the Learn to Cook book. How to Cook Dried Beans To cook beans from scratch, the first step is to sort the beans. If you usually skip that step,…

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Learn to Cook: Oils

This is the third in a series of answer posts to reader-submitted questions. Some of these posts may be incorporated into the revised edition of the Learn to Cook book. If I’ve left out any information, or if anything is unclear, please tell me in the comments section so that I can amend this post. Thank…

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Hilah Talking #6 – SXSWet, Book Club, Recipe Q&A

We’re about to head out into a rainy SXSW for a day of networking (day drinking), but first, here’s my weekly video blog where I answer your recipe questions. Also: we’ll be doing an awesome online book club based on the Learn To Cook Book, so check out the video for the first few details!…

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