"If you live in an apartment, or tend to let surplus vegetables die in the crisper drawer, you may think that the do-it-yourself food movement does not apply to you. Not so. Making some of your own staples — and a few luxuries, like chocolate-hazelnut paste or better-than-balsamic maple vinegar — is possible, and enormously gratifying." So begins the D.I.Y. Cooking Handbook from the New York Times, a collection of recipes, tips, and tricks that address not what to make for dinner, but cool, weekend cooking projects that you can keep in your fridge and pantry to make whatever you do make for dinner that much more delicious.
Items include fresh cheese, vinegars, mustard, corn muffin mix, and DIY Nutella chocolate hazelnut spread.
Awesome. Seriously. Get it before the paywall hits!
D.I.Y. Cooking Handbook [NYTimes.com]