Become a pro in the kitchen by mastering these 10 essential recipes, which are featured in The Great Cook, a new cookbook from Chef James Briscione and the editors of Cooking Light.
Whether you’re just learning to cook, or have your go-to dinner rotation set in stone, these 10 recipes build the basic foundation that every great cook needs. From homemade pasta, to fudgy brownies, we’ve set you up for success.
First up, we have Chicken Stock. A good stock is the base to many great dishes, included soups, sauces, braises, even rice pilaf and risotto. Keep a heavy-duty zip-top bag in the freezer and anytime you have chicken, reserve the wings, necks, and backs. When you’ve saved up enough, make a pot of stock. Clear, clean-tasting stock comes from a gentle simmer, so keep an eye on the heat.