Home Foodie
| Register

Ask 2 Experts
Q: We’re celebrating our first anniversary this year. What’s a special anniversary drink I can whip up for my wife?
Click here for the answer
Ask 2 Experts
1. Tabooze! (and Other Drinking Games for 2)
2. 2Profile: Nadia Giosia (a.k.a. Nadia G.)
3. Top 10 Dirty (Sounding) Drinks
4. The Ultimate Party Planner
5. Cooking With Booze!
6. Baked Stuffed Figs with Goat Cheese and Pine Nuts
7. 2Profile: Anna Olson
8. Top 10 Sexy Canadian Restaurants
9. 2Profile: Mark McEwan
10. 2Profile: Laura Calder
Advertise With Us!
Q: My foodie friends keep talking about braising meat. What is it exactly?

Ryan says...
Braising means to cook meat slowly, submerged in liquid. It's most commonly done with cheaper, fattier pieces like shoulders and shanks because it slowly renders the fat away—while simultaneously tenderizing and adding flavour. It's also used with lean, tough cuts in dishes like beef bourguignon, the classic French stew in which the cooking liquid is red wine.

Ryan Jennings’ latest book is called Entertaining with Booze (Whitecap Books). For recipes, cocktails and tips, visit cookingwithbooze.com. Click here to send him your questions.