The Secret to Successful Sauces – Ingredients

May 20, 2019 0 Comments
The Secret to Successful Sauces – Ingredients

Ingredients Chefs Use to Make Restaurant Quality Sauces It’s one thing to offer a book full of sauce recipes. It is quite another to open the swinging door to the restaurant kitchen and reveal chefs’ secrets for sauce making. What follows is an explanation of the tricks of the trade – the ingredients, techniques and […]

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Sauce Vocabulary Terms

May 16, 2019 0 Comments
Sauce Vocabulary Terms

A Glossary of Terms for Preparing Sauces Most cookbooks have a glossary at the end to help you with key terms associated with the theme of the book. I think it is  more helpful if we look at these important terms BEFORE we get started so you have a better idea of what I’m talking […]

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Introduction to Restaurant Quality Sauces

May 13, 2019 0 Comments
Introduction to Restaurant Quality Sauces

What Restaurant Quality Sauces Is All About How often have you gone to a restaurant and wondered how they make the amazing sauces, dressings and gravies that accompany a great meal? At mid-level chain restaurants, many sauces are shipped in, ready made. But at small, stand-alone restaurants as well as stand-alone fine dining restaurants, those […]

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Classic Burgundy Sauce

May 8, 2019 0 Comments
Classic Burgundy Sauce

How to Make Restaurant Quality Burgundy Sauce This sauce comes from Burgundy, France famous for their incredible red wines made from pinot noir grapes, and white wine from chardonnay. Many Burgundian wines can be exorbitantly priced.  If you’d like to remain traditional without breaking the bank, look for Burgundy simply labeled “Bourgogne.”  This is the […]

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2SP Up and Out Hazy IPA Beer

May 3, 2019 0 Comments
2SP Up and Out Hazy IPA Beer

My Current Favorite Spring IPA Beer There are so many great craft breweries popping up in cities and towns across the United States. Here in the Philadelphia region, there are dozens including 2SP out of Aston, PA. They make a Hazy IPA (Indian Pale Ale) called Up & Out and it is now my favorite […]

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New Cooking Terms for Home Cooks

April 12, 2019 0 Comments
New Cooking Terms for Home Cooks

I’m Finding a Lot Of New Culinary Terms I was looking at my April 19, 2019 issue of Food & Wine and noticed there were some culinary terms in articles that are new to me and I had to look up. Most of them had to do with ingredients, especially international ingredients but there were […]

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How to Pan Fry Branzino

April 2, 2019 1 Comment
How to Pan Fry Branzino

Talk about a popular fish these days, branzino (sometimes spelled bronzino) can be found on more and more restaurant menus and is showing up in many of my favorite fish markets and supermarkets. We find it served as a whole fish with head on or as fillets in restaurants but sold mostly as a whole […]

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Difference Between Peppermint and Spearmint

March 12, 2019 0 Comments
Difference Between Peppermint and Spearmint

What Kind of Mint Am I Growing In My Garden? Someone recently asked me about the mint growing in their garden. Is it peppermint, spearmint or some other kind of mint? I had no idea so I did a little research so I had a better understanding of mint varieties and then went out to […]

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Chicken Korma Recipe

March 5, 2019 1 Comment
Chicken Korma Recipe

How to Make a Delicious Indian Chicken Korma My wife and I are always on the lookout for new and different recipes. We often find interesting recipes to try in the newspapers we read but many of them are inspired by cooking magazines I subscribe to. This recipe is adapted from a Food Network Magazine […]

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Piave Vecchio Cheese

February 12, 2019 1 Comment
Piave Vecchio Cheese

All About Piave Vecchio from Italy If you like Parmigiano- Reggiano and aged Gouda, you are going to love Piave Vecchio. A wonderful cheese made with high-quality, pasteurized local milk and tastes like a young Parmigiano with a bit of aged Gouda. Nutty almonds with tropical fruit, this is another of what I would call […]

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