Food & Drink

Video: How to make a roux

Roux, made from browned flour and fat, is an essential ingredient in Cajun and Creole cooking. Chef Allison Davis demonstrates how to make roux for gumbo.

Food & Drink

The long and short of measuring pasta

When an ingredient list calls for "2 cups" of pasta, to what does that refer? Two cups of cooked pasta is enough, but being listed on the ingredient list causes me to think the recipe is calling for two cups of uncooked pasta. If so, how do you measure two cups of uncooked pasta? For instance, I wanted to use vermicelli as my pasta. What's two cups of dry vermicelli?