Welcome to Illustrated Kitchen Hacks. For a crystal-clear final product, here’s how to strain stock without a chinois*, presented in this easy-to-use visual format. Here are a few other hacks that may prove useful. Now you have absolutely no reason, including a short attention span, not to filter perfectly clarified stock to make the best risotto ever.

*A tip of the toque for this hack to David Myers of Hinoki & The Bird, who originally shared the idea with us.

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