It’s been a pretty great year here on A Sharp Knife & Salt. There was that time we all decided to eat copious amounts of hot sauce (bad idea), or the day Jacques Pépin came to the office and deboned a chicken in under a minute (seriously).
We also ate. A lot. We tasted all sorts of things — from butter, salt and mustard to potato chips and root beer. And we cooked plenty of tasty things too, like pork tenderloin, madeleines, rugelach, cocktail bitters, lemon tarts and remarkably sour iced tea. It seems our eating habits could improve a bit in 2016.
But those aren’t even the highlights! Because it’s that time of year, and hopefully because you’re curious, I’ve collected our ten most popular posts for 2015 and arranged them all in a list. Enjoy!
As it turns out, we don’t all call the same kitchen items by the same names. Who knew?
One of our writers had finally, finally! perfected her macaron skills, and so she shared them with us.
Guest blogger Sarah Barthelow of Little House Pantry set out to, for once and for all, determine the best way to poach eggs.
Of course there’s nothing wrong with good ol’ vanilla ice cream per se, but what if we could make it better?
Master this simple technique, and you’re well on your way to becoming an Accomplished Home Cook.
We’d heard a lot about this phenomenon, and so we decided to try it. And we still really wish we hadn’t.
If you’re going to delve into candy making, this recipe from our cooking classes is a good one to start with. It was also our most popular recipe of the year.
We all have our culinary white whales, and for one of our writers, that whale is a roast chicken. [Editor’s note: Rebecca, I challenge you to master this dish in 2016!]
Before you run off to regale your friends with little-known facts about Sur La Table at your next dinner party, I caution you to note the dateline of this particular post.
In our most popular post of 2015, Consigliere Emeritus James tried to get to the bottom of what in the world makes these tools different.
So did your favorite story of the year make the list? And what would you like to see us write about in 2016?