We never expected José Andrés to advocate boiling vegetables. But in his latest book, “Vegetables Unleashed,” the Michelin-starred chef uses a fresh approach to the old-school technique on everything from cauliflower to romaine lettuce, saying it’s the best way to season and cook vegetables quickly. Simmering vegetables in a small amount of water, fat and seasonings not only perfectly cooks the produce, it also creates a flavorful sauce as the liquid reduces.
Italian design firm Artelegno uses sustainably sourced wood to make these beautiful, individually crafted knife blocks, which combine the safety of magnetic knife bars with the attractiveness of wooden knife blocks. Store, protect and display your kitchen knives in style: Hidden, built-in magnets that firmly hold blades in place without making them difficult to remove, Artelegno's open design gives it a contemporary, sculptural look.