How NOT to Saute – Part 2

June 21, 2018 0 Comments
How NOT to Saute – Part 2

This is Part 2 of How NOT to Saute. You can read Part 1 here. Mistake #7  Not having the ingredients prepped ahead of time. One of the worst things you can do when you prepare to sauté is to wait to chop your ingredients before you heat your pan.  Thinking that you have plenty […]

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Sous Vide At Home Cookbook

June 18, 2018 0 Comments
Sous Vide At Home Cookbook

The Modern Technique for Perfectly Cooked Meals While shopping at Costco this weekend, I was killing some time looking at their cookbooks while my wife was shopping for some clothes for the girls. I came across this cookbook by Lisa Q. Fetterman called Sous Vide at Home, picked it up, thumbed through some pages and […]

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How NOT to Saute – Part 1

June 13, 2018 1 Comment
How NOT to Saute – Part 1

Learn How NOT to Saute, Common Saute Mistakes & How to Avoid Them If I asked you to tell me the mental picture you have of a chef, chances are good that you aren’t going to describe a guy grilling burgers, putting a roast in the oven or drizzling truffle oil artfully on a finished […]

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How NOT to Grill – Part 3

June 2, 2018 2 Comments
How NOT to Grill – Part 3

Even More Common Grilling Mistakes & How to Avoid Them This is Part 3 of How NOT to Grill which is part of my How NOT To Cook Online CookBook.  You can read How NOT To Grill – Part 1 here and How NOT to Grill Part 2 here. Mistake #13 – The Briquette Addict […]

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Storing Onions and Potatoes Together

May 28, 2018 0 Comments
Storing Onions and Potatoes Together

What I Learned Today About Storing Onions & Potatoes Together What I learned from my Cuisine at Home Issue No. #127 is you should not store onions and potatoes together even though they taste so good when combined in cooking. Just think home fries. Yes, it is true you should not store onions and potatoes […]

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How NOT to Grill – Part 2

May 23, 2018 0 Comments
How NOT to Grill – Part 2

More Common Grilling Mistakes & How to Avoid Them This is Part 2 of How NOT to Grill which is part of my How NOT To Cook Online CookBook.  You can read How NOT To Grill – Part 1 here. Mistake #7 – The Second Guesser You are so concerned about overcooking that beautiful steak, […]

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How NOT to Grill – Part 1

May 16, 2018 0 Comments
How NOT to Grill – Part 1

Common Grilling Mistakes and How to Avoid Them Although grilling has long been thought of as the “man’s domain,” there are plenty of reasons why both men and women would want to get out in the sunshine, drink a cold, frosty beverage, and do some grilling. Consider the extra energy it takes to cool the […]

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Salad Secrets

May 6, 2018 0 Comments
Salad Secrets

What I Learned Today About Preparing Salads Everyday I learn something new about cooking or cooking ingredients from my cookbooks, cooking magazines or on the Internet. I thought it would be fun to start sharing some of these tips and facts with you more frequently. For example, in the April 2018 edition of Food Network […]

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How NOT to Cook with Water – Simmering

May 2, 2018 0 Comments
How NOT to Cook with Water – Simmering

How Not to Simmer Simmering picks up where poaching leaves off.  The simmering liquid should be at a temperature between 190°F – 205°F (88°C – 96°C). While poaching is a relatively long cooking process for delicate foods, simmering is usually a very long cooking process designed to a) break down connective tissue in tough, fatty […]

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How NOT to Cook with Water – Poaching

April 27, 2018 4 Comments
How NOT to Cook with Water – Poaching

How NOT to Poach Foods I’m sure that everyone has heard the joke about the person who was such a bad cook that they couldn’t boil water.  The subtext is that it takes absolutely no skill to boil water.  But, the joke is on them. There is more to boiling than meets the eye, and […]

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