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Eden Grinshpan knows her way around a kitchen. You may recognize her as the local restaurant explorer on Log On & Eat with Eden Grinshpan, but she's spent much of her career cooking in homes, cafes, and bakeries all over the world — everywhere from India to Israel to Southeast Asia. Now, Grinshpan is back in the U.S. working on her own new culinary ventures, and we were lucky enough to grab her for a sit-down here at R29 HQ.
We're not bad with a stove ourselves, but there are still some techniques we haven't totally mastered. But, Grinshpan has, and she shed some light for us. Ever been stumped when the cookbook tells you to mix up a "roux" for your sauce or stew? Not quite sure just how to "chiffonade" the lettuce — and why? Eden broke it all down into this handy kitchen glossary of common, and slightly less common, terms. You might want to bookmark this one. We all have. Check out the breakdown (and, by popular request, find a printer-friendly version!) right here.