Learning to Cook – Round Up 5

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Interested in improving your cooking knowledge and skills? Come along for a visit through the food blogosphere for this month’s round up of tips and methods.

Nicky and Oliver of Delicious Days compare the use of dry yeast versus fresh yeast in their baking of Focaccia Bread.

Many of us are familiar with preserved lemons used in Moroccan dishes, but what about spicy Indian Lemon Pickles? Manisha of Indian Food Rocks walks us through a family recipe.

Have some leftover red wine that you just can’t finish? Roseann Hanson of Three Martini Lunch makes Homemade Red Wine Vinegar using live culture from Bragg’s cider vinegar.

Many a summer recipe calls for roasted bell peppers. Debi of Dejamo’s Distracted shows us how easy it is to roast a bell pepper on a gas range.

JenJen of Milk and Cookies in Sydney gets a pasta machine for her birthday and wows everyone with her Egg Pasta Ravioli.

Finally, once you start making your own pie crusts, you are spoiled forever for the ready made versions. These Pie Crust Revisited tips from pastry chef extraordinaire Shuna Fish Lydon of Eggbeater will help take your pie crusts to a new level.

Many thanks to Alanna of A Veggie Venture for alerting me to several of these great posts.

That’s it for this round-up. If you know of an excellent cooking method (not just a recipe) food blog post that you think would make a good inclusion in future round-ups, please let me know in the comments or email me at recipes [at] elise [dot] com.

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