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Tips and techniques4

Crown Roast of Pork6

Pork isn't what it used to be. This fancy crown is tender and just plain good-lookin'.

Sweet Potatoe Tourne11

Tea Primer12

Tea is hot! And you'll find this basic tea primer just right to get you started.

Squash14

Winter squash shouldn't collect dust anywhere. These babies make great soup, salads, and sides.

Brown Sauce18

Learn the fundamental techniques of making a "true" brown sauce.

Applesauce20

It's not out of a jar or yellow. It's fresh, it's pink and tastes like real apples.

Sauteed Apples21

A great alternative. Serve them warm as a side dish or desert.

Selecting A Hand Mixer22

Cranberry Harvest24

I've never seen so much red. Harvesting cranberries is big, big business.

Steamed Cranberry Pudding with Pistachio Cream26

This fall treat is unusual yet elegant. Keep this recipe for the holidays.

Cranberry Sauce & Chutney28

You don't even need the turkey to serve these two flavorful cranberry dishes.

What's happening in food29

French Bread30

Understand the art and professional secrets of making French bread.

Bouillabaisse34

Saffron, fennel, and fresh fish stock are the secrets to a great bouillabaisse.

Questions & Answers40

Chocolate Cake42

Simply the best chocolate cake you've ever tasted. And good-looking too!

Sugared Flowers44