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Homemade Croutons

“I think your croutons are better than Panera’s.” –My favorite 10-year-old, while sprinkling sup-par croutons on tomato soup There are two secrets to great cooking: great ingredients, and attention to detail. Croutons are a detail. They’re small, almost inconsequential, but when they’re done right, they can elevate a salad, taking it from something you might find at a mediocre mid-level chain restaurant to something truly special, something prepared with love. The croutons from a bag make me sad. They’re dry. […]

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