La Nogalera Walnut Oil

I sampled this oil for the first time this morning at Santa Monica’s farmers’ market. This is as pure and as wonderful as it comes. I had one of those rare experiences where as the oil … [more]

Butter for saute

If you do not have clarified butter when a recipe calls for high-heat saute cooking, substitute olive oil for ¼ of the whole butter. The higher smoke point of the olive oil will help prevent the … [more]

Non-liquid fats

In the reference page Seasoning a pan, it suggests “Coat the pan with small film of lard, bacon grease or vegetable shortening. Don’t use a liquid vegetable oils because it will leave the pan sticky and will not correctly season.” [more]

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