Cooking Techniques

How to Broil Lobster Tails

May 14, 2014 2 Comments
How to Broil Lobster Tails

Learn the Secrets to Great Broiled Lobster Tails For Mother’s Day, my wife was in the mood for a lobster dinner so I picked up a few lobster tails on my Costco run last weekend. Unfortunately, they only had warm water lobster tails for sale and I prefer cold water lobster.  You can read all […]

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8 Tips For Better Bread Making

January 30, 2014 3 Comments
8 Tips For Better Bread Making

How to Bake Great Bread at Home Many people are extremely intimidated by bread making. I’ve heard folks say everything from “I’m afraid of yeast,” to “I can’t make bread.” And that last is usually before they even try their hand at it. With the proliferation of helpful tools–everything wonderful bread cookbooks to stand mixers […]

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Simple Reduction Sauce

January 2, 2014 2 Comments
Simple Reduction Sauce

How to Make a Simple Reduction Sauce A reader wrote to me to say that he cannot make a reduction correctly.  He said that it never reaches a saucy consistency unless he uses a slurry or a roux to thicken it.  He wants to know if he is missing something. I love reductions and reduction […]

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London Broil

September 5, 2013 4 Comments
London Broil

London Broil – Meat Cut or Cooking Technique? There are many common misconceptions about London broil and what exactly it is. When I was a kid, my mother would make London Broil for our family on occasion. She would walk into our local butcher, ask for “London broil,” and was inevitably handed a piece of […]

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8 Tips To Grill Like A Pro

April 5, 2013 0 Comments
8 Tips To Grill Like A Pro

Become A Better Grill Master With These Simple 8 Tips I’m often asked by home cooking enthusiasts how to grill like the pros do. My first response is always practice, practice, practice. Think about it, professional chefs working the grill station on any given night may cook dozens of steaks. That adds up to hundreds […]

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Steaming Technique | How to Steam Food

March 16, 2013 6 Comments
Steaming Technique | How to Steam Food

All About Steaming Steaming is a moist heat cooking method.  Although cooking occurs at a higher temperature than in braising, stewing or poaching, steaming is one of the most gentle cooking methods as food is not agitated by bubbling liquid during the process.  From our junior high science classes, we all know that steam is […]

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The Secret To Great Saute

January 18, 2013 7 Comments
The Secret To Great Saute

How to Saute Like a Professional Chef Probably the most important technique I can share with you is how to sauté properly. When you learn how to saute, you can prepare hundreds of meals with this technique. What Is Saute? Saute in French means “to jump” and can be a method of cooking or a […]

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Saute Cooking Videos

December 31, 2012 2 Comments
Saute Cooking Videos

How To Saute Cooking Video One of the most important cooking techniques you can learn is how to saute properly. Once you learn how to saute, you can prepare hundreds of recipes by substituting ingredients. For example, learn how to saute onions and your can saute most vegetables. Learn how to saute a piece of […]

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Moist Heat Cooking Technique – Boiling

October 23, 2012 0 Comments
Moist Heat Cooking Technique – Boiling

How To Boil Water As a cooking technique, boiling doesn’t get the same respect today as it did when I was growing up. Back in the day, my mom boiled everything and often. The problem was she only knew one kind of boil and that was a vigorous boil, what we now call a “Full […]

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How to Grill Your Turkey on a Gas Grill

September 17, 2012 14 Comments
How to Grill Your Turkey on a Gas Grill

Something Different – Grilling Your Turkey I wanted to share with you a novel way we cooked our turkey one year while we were still living in Park City, Utah. We grilled it on the barbecue. Now I’m sure many of you are saying to yourselves, “RG, get real. We’ve been grilling our bird for […]

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