Toolkit: Knives

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To be a really great chef, you need some schooling and a bit of experience and a certain creative spirit, etc. We can’t all do that, but we can make sure we have the best tools to make cookin’ a little easier. You’ll be much better off with three good-quality knives: a 12-inch chopping knife, a 12-inch serrated carving knife and … Read More

Eat Yer Colors: They Can’t Be Beet!

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Color is critical in eating and cooking. Not only do you want to eat stuff that looks good, the more colorful it is the better it is for you. We know trends like ‘eat the rainbow’ often sound silly, but a rainbow plate packs a big, balanced nutritional punch (plus it’s pretty). Color is super important in cooking because when vegetables … Read More

Smashing!

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Mashing’s great–who doesn’t love mashed potatoes? This week we’ve got some great stuff that can be mashed and/or smashed. Smashing is essentially lazy mashing (still a bit chunky). So this is a perfect moment to get the kids involved!! Mashed vegetables bring their own sweetness and color to the party, which makes for a pretty dish and a nice break from the … Read More

I Wanna Wok!

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For super fast, flavorful meals, you’ve gotta get acquainted with the wok. It adds a delicious extra smokiness known as wok-ha to your meats & veggies, and those vegetables retain their bright color & crunch. Make sure you get yourself a FLAT BOTTOM for electric & gas stoves (not traditional round bottom, that thing will just tip over unless you get the … Read More

Quelle Variete! Happy Thanksgiving from Field Goods!

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Quelle Variete is French for “What Variety!” Try throwing that one out at a party this week if you feel daring. Here’s a fun and interesting bag of goodies to tide you over during the cooking frenzy of Thanksgiving week. Lots of hearty veggies to fill you up with little to no fuss. If you’re still looking for fresh cranberries, … Read More