Because I am an avid student at Craftsy (and perhaps because I an affiliate) I got to choose any cooking class I wanted for FREE for my birthday.
One of my exploration goals for 2015 is to try and then make PHO. I have heard so many amazing things about this dish I just had to learn about it so I signed up for Vietnamese Classics: Pho, Noodles & Beyond, with Andrea Nguyen
Now because the recipes and the class are proprietary I can not go into too much detail but I did learn something already I can share with you that was is the coolest tip ever.
When it comes to citrus, I have a lot of tools. But when exactly should I use my lemon and lime reamer?
Andrea Nguyen shares that if you want your dipping sauces to have more body and pulp, use a reamer. You will get so much out of the citrus in more ways than one with a reamer.
Of course! Makes perfect sense! Thank you Andrea.
She also shared that to get the juiciest limes, look for the shinier ones. I noticed hers looked a little yellowy in comparison to deep green so I picked up similar ones to test in my kitchen and see if she is right.
Totally loving the class so far. Andrea is a wonderful teacher with a lovely calm but fun energy about her. I am also taking her class Favorite Asian Dumplings from Scratch which I am enjoying so much I only watch a little at a time. I do not want it to end!