Molly Stevens

Molly Stevens
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Molly was classically trained as a chef in France and has directed programs and taught at the French Culinary Institute, New England Culinary Institute, and L'Ecole de Cuisine La Varenne in Burgundy, France and Venice, Italy.


Molly Stevens
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Tandoori-Style Roasted Chicken Legs

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Molly Stevens is a food writer, editor and cooking teacher whose cookbooks,  All About Roasting (2011) and All About Braising (2004) both won a James Beard award and an International Association of Culinary Professionals (IACP) award. She has been described in the New York Times Book Review as “a beautifully clear writer who likes to teach”. 

Molly’s writes regularly for Fine Cooking magazine where she is a contributing editor.  Her recipes, articles and tips also appear in Bon Appétit, SaveurThe Wall Street JournalEveryday with Rachel RayEating WellReal Simple,Yankee, and Real Food.

She has worked on numerous other books. She and Fran McCullough edited The Best American Recipes and The 150 Best American Recipes: Indispensable Dishes from Legendary Chefs and Undiscovered Cooks. The latter was nominated for an IACP award. She coauthored One Potato, Two Potato with Roy Finamore, and also wrote New England, part of the Williams-Sonoma New American Cooking Series.


Other editorial projects include The All New Joy of Cooking, Williams-Sonoma Kitchen Companion, and several books by Anne Willan: Country Cooking of France; From My Château Kitchen; and Cooking with Wine.


Molly teaches across the country and in 2007 was selected by Bon Appétit magazine as the Cooking Teacher of the Year. In 2006, she was honored by the IACP as the Cooking Teacher of the Year.


Molly lives in northern Vermont where she teaches cooking classes on Craftsy including, Master the Braise and Roasting Techniques. Her website is

Latest Recipes

Crispy Butterflied Roast Chicken

Take the guesswork out of making roasted chicken with this Crispy Butterflied Roast Chicken recipe. Chicken recipes can be hard to get just right, but with this butterfly technique you'll learn how to roast a chicken perfectly every time no more trial and error. If you love to cook, then having this butterflied chicken at your disposal will help you impress your guests at your next dinner party. Once you've mastered this method, you can make any number of easy chicken recipes with your newfound expertise!

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Whole Roast Duck with Hoisin Sauce

There are some truly delicious duck recipes out there, but none of them tops the classic Chinese recipes for Peking duck. This Whole Roast Duck with Hoisin Sauce recipe tastes even better than something you'd find at a Chinese food restaurant, and it's easy to make at home, too! You don't need to be a professional chef to recreate this Chinese cuisine. If you're planning a get-together with family and friends, then you will definitely want to impress everyone by making this recipe.

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Tandoori-Style Roasted Chicken Legs

If you are thinking of cooking something to satisfy your craving for Indian food, this is definitely the dish. Tandoori-Style Roasted Chicken Legs will transport you to another land of spice and color. This dish will take some work, but it's well worth the effort. This chicken is named after an enormous cylindrical clay pot that Indians use for cooking. The pot, which serves as an oven, is heated by a layer of hot coals underneath it. The chicken is then suspended above the coals to roast. The combination of the dry hot air and the heated clay give the food a certain earthy-type quality. A traditional yogurt-based tandoori marinade and cooking at a very high temperature in your own kitchen will help you develop that earthy taste and feel in your chicken as well.

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Basic Whole Roasted Rainbow Trout

This Basic Whole Roasted Rainbow Trout recipe makes for a light and tasty dinner. As far as fish recipes go it's simple to prepare, and the mild flavor is perfect for pairing with the side dish of your choice (or with a sweet and fruity relish, like the one below). The author of this easy fish recipe has also included a few serving suggestions, which are listed below. If you've never roasted fish before, then this recipe is just what you need. As this recipe can serve two, you could consider making this fish recipe for a special occasion at home.

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Basic Roasted Rack of Lamb

When Im looking to make a special-occasion dinner but dont have a lot of time to fuss, rack of lamb is one of the first dishes I consider. The delicate arch of slender rib bones and the tender, distinctive meat bring a certain luxury to even the humblest table. Roasting and carving is an entirely straightforward affair-as long as you have a reliable meat thermometer in the house. My roasting method involves a quick sear on top of the stove followed by 20 to 30 minutes in a moderate oven. If youre entertaining, you, can sear the lamb well before your guests arrive, which gives you a chance to wipe up any splatters and vent any smoke, and then quietly roast the racks during cocktails.

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Zinfandel Pot Roast with Glazed Carrots & Fresh Sage

I think of this as dinner-party pot roast. While the basic technique is the same as a regular Sunday night pot roast, the herb-flecked ca...

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Short Ribs Braised in Porter Ale with Maple-Rosemary Glaze

Ale-braised short ribs are thoroughly satisfying on their own, but finishing them with a rosemary-infused maple glaze makes them special ...

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Straight-Up Roast Beef

When I crave straight-up roast beefyou know, the kind that gets thinly sliced and piled high in a good deli sandwichthis is what I have in mind. This humble roast will never receive the accolades of more luxurious cuts, like prime rib and strip roast, but it wont break the bank and has an excellent beefy taste. I like to roast a top round for Sunday supper, knowing that the leftovers will make first-rate sandwiches for the coming week.

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Slow-Roasted Herbed Turkey Breast

As much as I enjoy roasting a whole turkey, there are occasions when I crave the taste of roast turkey but dont want to bother with the ...

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Osso Buco alla Milanese

Osso buco is Italian for "bone with a hole," referencing the marrow hole seen in the bone of a veal shank. This traditional Italian recipe, Osso Buco alla Milanese, is a delicious braised veal dish served with tender vegetables and garlicky gremolata. While it seems complicated, this osso buco recipe is surprisingly easy - and so delicious you'll be making it again and again.

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Moroccan Chicken with Green Olives and Preserved Lemons

Chicken braised with olives and lemons is classic Moroccan dish, and there are countless ways to prepare it. Some recipes are simpler tha...

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Cuban-Style Marinated Slow-Roasted Pork Picnic Shoulder

Make this recipe for Cuban-Style Marinated Slow-Roasted Pork Picnic Shoulder the next time you are craving a filling and flavorful meal. This Cuban pork roast recipe combines a wide variety of aromatics for a well-seasoned meal. The roasted pork tastes best when served alongside black beans and rice. Once you taste this Cuban-Style Marinated Slow-Roasted Pork Picnic Shoulder, you will never want to enjoy your pork roasts any other way. Serve this flavorful Cuban pork the next time you are hosting a family gathering and everyone is sure to be impressed.

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Slow-Roasted Goat Leg with Harissa, Tomatoes and Onions

You might not immediate think about goat recipes when you're deciding what to make for dinner, but once you learn how to cook goat, you'll be introduced to a whole new world of flavors that you never knew existed. This Slow-Roasted Goat Leg with Harissa, Tomatoes, and Onions recipe is a great introduction to cooking goat meat! Goat, popular just about everywhere in the world, seems to be finally catching on with American cooks.

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Sausages & Plums Braised in Red Wine

Each time I make this, I marvel at the interplay of flavors between the plump pork sausages, the sweet-tart fruit, and the lightly acidic...

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Vietnamese Braised Scallops

Braising seafood, meats, and even tofu in a thick caramel sauce is a classic Vietnamese technique, referred to as kho. The dark caramel s...

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Braised Endive with Prosciutto

If I had to name my favorite vegetable for braising, it would be endive. When it is browned first in butter and then slowly cooked in jus...

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Coq au Vin

I had the good fortune to spend several summers in a seventeenth century chateau in the heart of Burgundy during the 1980s and 1990s whil...

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Herb-Stuffed Leg of Lamb Braised in Red Wine

Boneless leg of lamb makes a reliable main course for a sit-down dinner party. It’s elegant, it’s not at all fussy to cook, and it carves...

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Steakhouse-Style Sear-Roasted Strip Steak

There’s something almost mythological about the experience of a good steakhouse steak, and I like to think it’s more than just nostalgia....

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Oven-Roasted Porchetta

For years I’ve fantasized about making porchetta—herb- and garlic-infused pork roasted over an open fire until meltingly tender, with ski...

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