True aioli is an emulsion created with just garlic and extra virgin olive oil. In fact, the name aioli translates to “garlic oil.” Garlic does not have strong emulsifying properties like egg yolk, so it takes a great deal of elbow grease to emulsify olive oil into the garlic, especially when using a mortar and …

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Saving burnt gravy

If you are making gravy and accidentally burn it, just pour it into a clean pan and continue cooking it. Add sugar a little at a time, tasting as you go to avoid over-sugaring it. The sugar will cancel out the burned taste.

Dressing a salad

When adding dressing to salad, drizzle it around the outside of the bowl, not on the leaves, then hand-mix. This prevents the bulk of the dressing from getting stuck on a few leaves.

Salad dressing

Don’t dress the salad when having a big party. Leave it on the side and let the people do it themselves. I’ve had too many soggy salads because of this.Marc Forgione – Iron Chef America