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    Posted on Nov 19, 2013

    3 Awesome Techniques For Cooking With Steam

    Because nothing says "I love you" more than giving your friends the gift of food (without clogging their arteries).

    Okay, so, in this modern age, there are things we know about food that we may not have known 50 years ago.

    There are things we probably shouldn't eat.

    There are things we probably shouldn't eat as much of, like butter, red meat

    We now think about #meatlessmonday.

    Thanks, goop!

    But this shouldn't make you upset or sad.

    Because there are still so many delicious things to eat that are good for you too!

    One of the best ways to cook healthier food is STEAM.

    You could steam in a pot or pan...

    Or in one of these things...

    Or in the microwave...

    OR you could try one of these three ways to make the most impressive and coolest steamed foods.

    Steam in banana leaves. / Via Alta Editions

    (This is arctic char with sofrito.) / Via Alta Editions

    The banana leaf infuses a bit of flavor. / Via Alta Editions

    And the presentation is beautiful.

    Try a pressure cooker. / Via Laurent Gras: My Provence

    Making this Saffron Chicken Pilaf with Arugula Pistou isn't a bad place to start.

    Steam "en papillote" (in parchment) if you want to see jaws drop.

    View this video on YouTube / Via Laurent Gras: My Provence

    No, really, you will be blown away by the sensory assault of opening up a parchment parcel of freshly steamed food.

    Keep in mind: Steaming isn't just for vegetables!

    So, get creative with your techniques, have fun with your food, and do something that is good for you!

    And, to sign up for an exclusive preview of Alta Editions' new cookbook, The Journey, visit

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