Aioli, the soul of Provence

Aioli, a Condiment Worthy of a Poet

From sake to Mexican salsas, condiments have a way to concentrate and reveal the culinary personality of a country. Another good example of this phenomenon is aioli. This Mediterranean garlic sauce that has come to represent the soul of Provence, the historical and cultural region in Southeastern France. A Condiment Worthy of a Poet If…

What Is Braised Beef?

What Is Braised Beef?

“Braised”, “Braising,” and “Braised beef” are concepts you may have read poring over a menu or in cookbooks. These terms come from French cuisine, one of the world’s most interesting culinary traditions. “Live Coals” The French verb “Braiser” (a relative of the English word “Brazier”), means cooking food with vegetables and some form of liquid…