Category Archive: Behind the Scenes

Snapshots from the Test Kitchen–October

THE LATEST FROM OUR COOKBOOK TEST KITCHEN. Like what you see? Stop by our Brooklyn studios to say hello, or join an upcoming class. Thanksgiving Provisions orders are open, starting NOW. All orders must be in by Friday, November 18 at 5 pm.  

Behind the Scenes: Lot 2 Restaurant

Behind the Scenes is a Purple Kale Kitchenworks series that shows you the system behind how a terrific plate of food comes together.  It is this restaurant system that has informed Purple Kale’s own strategies for improvising delicious home meals. Lot 2 is neighborhood Brooklyn restaurant with destination merits.  It is a Greenwood Heights gem […]

Behind the Scenes: Al Di La

Given Al Di La‘s reputation for doing no wrong–ask anyone who eats out in my neighborhood–it’s funny that Anna Klinger, its chef/co-owner, would caution that her Anchovy Vinaigrette might be too simple for a Behind the Scenes entry.  It is, in fact, a perfect example of a basic, versatile, but hardly understated pantry item that […]

Behind the Scenes: Rose Water Restaurant

Purple Kale Kitchenworks’ instruction focuses on mise en place for the home. Mise en place refers to a readied cook’s station, where everything–from ingredients to equipment–is set up for elegant and efficient assembly of a meal. The basic idea of mise en place is familiar to fans of cooking shows, where little glass bowls coddle […]