I like coffee but I’m not addicted to it so I rarely make it at home. However, I do always have some coffee filters in a drawer, and now I know they’ll get a lot more use. This was my favorite tip:
When making soups or sauces. Tie up flavorful, but unedible, ingredients – such as bay leafs, cinnamon sticks, woody herb stems – in a coffee filter and float while cooking for easy removal. The French call this a bouquet garni.
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