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Soufflé simplified6

This new year, resolve to conquer your kitchen fears and make a soufflé. You'll be pleasantly surprised at how easy it is.

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Beating and Folding

Southern comfort: smoky grits soufflé with shrimp creole9

Two of the South's great dishes join forces in this classy, elegant meal. Try it for brunch!

Halibut in Spanish garlic-shrimp sauce with sofrito collard greens12

Has the holiday food frenzy taken its toll? Are you ready for a new way of eating? Get yourself back on track with these fish dishes.

Masala-poached mahimahi with coconut rice & gingered mango-cucumber raita14

This Indian-inspired meal turns the idea of bland poached fish upside down.

No-fear gnocchi16

An Italian classic that's sure to blow plain pasta out of the water. Give it a try -- you'll never go back to boxed versions again.

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Making Gnocchi

Gnocchi Boards

Potato gnocchi17

Sauteing gnocchi19

Gnocchi sauces20

These four quick sauces were designed for gnocchi, but they're great on pasta too. You're thirty minutes away from a great meal!

Pork chops osso buco22

It's not the traditional cut of meat, but these chops don't skimp on flavor. The aroma alone is enough to entice your dinner guests.

Martin Yan: Dumpling duo24

The ultimate teacher of Asian cooking shows us how to make dumplings that will knock your socks off!

Pork potstickers with hot-and-sour sauce26

Shrimp wontons with creamy chili sauce28

Choosing the right cookware30

When it comes to pots and pans, there are a lot of choices -- find out what's important.

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Learn the ins and outs of working with delicate sheets of phyllo dough. Then use your new skills to make baklava!

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Working with Phyllo Dough

Pastry perfection34

Crammed with nuts and spices then doused with honey, this classic pastry is head and shoulders above store-bought varieties.

Basic Cuisine36

Freezing, macerating, and cooking fish and potatoes -- four cooking fundamentals that will improve your life in the kitchen.

Chili chicken skewers with cilantro pesto and banana-sweet potato mash38

Mediterranean chops with Parmesan orzo40

Eggplant & seafood stir-fry42


Brazilian black bean soup46

Spicy, rich, and filling, this is a soup that's made for days when the snow is flying. It's so good, you may want winter to last a little longer.

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Cooking dried beans

Chocolate bread pudding48

Just when you thought you'd never eat good bread pudding in your life, this recipe comes along. Try it. You won't be sorry.

German chocolate sauce50

White chocolate cream51

Cinnamon sugar phyllo nest with caramelized pears52

These crispy nests topped with ice cream and pear sauce just might remind you of pie à la mode -- without all the calories!