Since we re-opened our doors as Ripe Cooperative, our mission has been to bring restaurant-quality food from our kitchen to yours.
This happens through the incredible local ingredients we source from our favorite farmers, ranchers, fisherman, and others, and through recipes and techniques that Chef Lucian and I have refined over many years in professional kitchens.
But we also aim to equip you with tips, tricks, and tools to bring back to your everyday cooking so all of your meals can be that much better.
Looking to level up your culinary arsenal? Here’s how!
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One tool we use ALL THE TIME in the restaurant and at home is a solid carbon black steel pan. With thin and smooth walls, it heats up fast for an incredible sear, is lightweight so you can flip ingredients on the stovetop, and it’s oven-safe for effortless transfer.
Once you start using this pan, you’ll likely use it for EVERYTHING, but we especially love it for meats-like the Fennel-Brined Porkchop in this season’s LAND BOX.
Some of the most common mistakes in the kitchen come from temperature control.
Sure your recipe may say “heat over medium-high heat for 3 minutes per side”, or “roast at 425 degrees for half an hour”, but if your gas stove’s medium-high is hotter than the author’s electric range, or your oven tends to run a few degrees cooler than it displays, you can easily end up with over- or under-cooked dishes.
It’s time to put an END to rubbery, dry chicken or a little TOO medium-rare steaks with a SUPER easy-to-use, instant-read digital thermometer.
Each of our meal boxes comes with video instruction for the key (and often trickiest!) elements. The fun doesn’t stop at just the boxes, though. All of our videos are archived so you can watch them at any time. PLUS we add new ones with each new seasonal release, so the library is ever-growing.
Want to learn the secrets to a perfect Cacio e Pepe? Find them here.
Want a refresher on making a classic Bérnaise sauce for your next steak dinner? That’s here!
Need to get the jammiest yolk to top your rainy day ramen? Watch this.