Vegetable Stock Recipe

August 24, 2019 0 Comments
Vegetable Stock Recipe

How to Make Vegetable Stock Before you throw out those wilted vegetables when cleaning out your refrigerator, you may want to try making a batch of vegetable stock.  You can use it for making vegetarian soups and stews or how about just substituting beef or chicken stock. And if you don’t use it right away, […]

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White Chicken Stock Recipe

August 21, 2019 0 Comments
White Chicken Stock Recipe

How to Make White Chicken Stock The difference between a white chicken stock and a brown chicken stock is simple. White chicken stock is made by boiling chicken bones without roasting them first and brown chicken stock requires roasting the bones first. Roasting bones first gives the brown chicken stock more dept of flavor and […]

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Making Restaurant Quality Stocks

August 16, 2019 0 Comments
Making Restaurant Quality Stocks

The Foundation of Great Sauces Could you imagine having to create a singular sauce with singular ingredients for every dish on the menu? Long ago, European chefs realized that it was a much more efficient way to run a kitchen to have sauce components on hand that could be altered or made into a sauce […]

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What is Umami

July 23, 2019 0 Comments
What is Umami

Our 5th Taste – Umami by Nell Jones “Umami” is one of those words that you are searching for to describe the way something tastes but then convince yourself that there is no word to exist for it.  Well thanks to a Japanese chemist, there is now a word for that savory, yet not exactly […]

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The Difference Between a Roux and a Slurry

July 8, 2019 0 Comments
The Difference Between a Roux and a Slurry

What Is The Difference Between a Roux and a Slurry? by my daughter, Nell Jones November is an important month for citizens of the United States.  Nope, not because of elections.  Thanksgiving.  Do you ever wonder how your mom got the Thanksgiving gravy so thick?  She probably has some support. Thickeners Sauces thicken when a […]

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Where to Eat In Rome

June 28, 2019 1 Comment
Where to Eat In Rome

My Favorite Restaurants While In Rome by Nell Jones, my oldest daughter This year I was fortunate enough to spend a semester in Rome, Italy.  I had studied some of the language and the culture but what I was most excited for was the Italian food. It was almost as if this was a semester […]

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Making Your Own Stocks at Home

June 24, 2019 0 Comments
Making Your Own Stocks at Home

How to Make Restaurant Quality Stocks at Home Could you imagine having to create a singular sauce with singular ingredients for every dish on the menu? Long ago, European chefs realized that it was a much more efficient way to run a kitchen to have sauce components on hand that could be altered or made […]

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What to Eat When You Have a Cold

June 18, 2019 0 Comments
What to Eat When You Have a Cold

And What NOT to Eat When You Have a Cold by Nell Jones Wasn’t it nice to stay home from school and have someone serve you soup in bed when you got sick as a child?  Well those days are over and now you have to cook for yourself and use sick days sparingly. As […]

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How Important Is Organic Food

June 13, 2019 2 Comments
How Important Is Organic Food

What Does Organic Food Mean & Is It Worth It by Nell Jones, my oldest daughter The great thing about most grocery stores today is the array of options.  There are at least ten different kinds of chickens and eggs you can choose from. One of these choices is whether or not to choose the […]

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Saucing Food – How Much Is Enough

June 10, 2019 0 Comments
Saucing Food – How Much Is Enough

How Much Sauce Should You Put On Food? At restaurants, where food cost is king, the difference between 1 ounce and 3 ounces of sauce on a dish translates to cash for the restaurant. No matter what type of restaurant, portion control is a key to quality, consistency and revenue. At McDonald’s they have a […]

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