Layering Flavor is what separates a novice cook from a really great cook. The more you practice layering flavor into your dishes, the more flavorful, complex and interesting they will be.
Pay close attention to the steps in these recipes to see how we layer flavor and build a delicious meal.
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Coconut Carrot Soup is not something you would typically think to make without some prompting. But – It’s AWESOME! The coconut milk makes it silky smooth, the honey adds a little sweetness and the orange/cumin flavor combo makes it different than any other soup you’d typically have. Because the Coconut-Carrot soup is getting blended – … Read more
As a native Long Island Italian girl, sausage & peppers was one of the things I watched my dad drool over as a kid. I never loved cooked peppers as a child, but when I began to cook myself, I created my own recipe and it is hands down, the best sausage and peppers you … Read more
Getting a variety of Winter squash in the Fall months is my favorite! Winter squash keep outside the fridge for what seems like ever and are so great for adding some depth and warmth to any dish. This Winter squash soup is very simple and fast AND like so many of The Connected Chef recipes, … Read more
This Veggie Ragout & creamy polenta makes me feel SO warm and cozy as the weather gets colder. By building flavors and adding ingredients in layers, you will find that this Ragout will give you both depth of flavor and a bright surprise at the end with the addition of some vinegar. Make a double … Read more
This easy and fast cranberry sauce recipe will be the star of your Thanksgiving meal. It brightens and balances all the heavy food that typically comes with Thanksgiving and will open up your taste buds to the flavors of all the other dishes on your plate. Remember that cranberry sauce in a can growing up? … Read more
This Orange Coriander Brine will leave you with a moist turkey and brighten it’s flavor through the use of citrus. Your Thanksgiving turkey this year will be the best you’ve ever had. What is a brine? A brine is a salty solution that will add moisture to any lean meat. If you like this flavor combo, … Read more
This simple chili recipe is the easiest, most forgiving and delicious you will eat. Make 3 times the amount so that you can freeze batches of it for a rainy day! Chili Print Recipe This is the easiest, most forgiving and delicious chili you will eat. Make 3 times the amount so that you can … Read more
Everyone’s familiar with Mexican flavors in tacos, but these 5 spice tacos use braised pork and Asian seasonings to knock it out of the park! I can eat tacos for days, but 5 spice tacos are a welcome change of pace from the traditional Mexican flavors we all love. I like to serve these 5 … Read more
These chili braised pork tacos are one of my family’s all-time favorite recipes, and one that I’ll often make in my cooking classes as well! Chili braised pork tacos are practically foolproof and very popular – making this the perfect party meal, make-ahead dinner option, or simple Sunday dish. The chili-braised pork tastes better the longer … Read more
Your Zucchini Galette is the most deliciously light, Spring recipe. It can be eaten for breakfast, lunch or dinner. Your kids will love making it AND eating it. What makes this recipe even better — You can always use store bought dough 😉 These are also great made ahead & individually wrapped for reheating. (or … Read more