Have you ever been in a situation where you've got a house full of guests (or maybe even just one extra special guest) for an important dinner party and for whatever reason your meal just falls apart? I think anyone who's ever spent any amount of time in a kitchen has had this experience. It's happened to me more than once. For me, the worst part is feeling like an utter failure in front of guests and not knowing how to fix the situation.
Fortunately, Christopher Carnick, co-author of Dinner for Six at 8:00 and co-owner of Casa Cebadillas in Torrox Pueblo, Spain, has come to our rescue. Watch the video below and learn how to rescue under-cooked chicken, over-cooked summer squash, and make fool-proof mousse.
Oh, and can I just tell you how much I'm lusting for that hand-held blender?