Unless you count water as an ingredient, the only thing this chocolate mousse requires is, well, chocolate. The trick is in what you do with it, and this video from Epicurious shows you how it’s done. Spoiler: It may be simple, but it’s a good bit of work.
The next time you make pasta, instead of waiting for a huge pot of water to boil before you add pasta, consider starting with cold water and a large frying pan to get the pasta cooked perfectly, quickly, and with just enough pasta water left in the pan for a sauce to go with your meal. You can reach Alan Henry, the author of this post, at , or better yet, follow him on or .