Important Grilling Techniques

Greek Style Turkey Burgers Recipe

Greek Style Turkey Burgers Recipe

  How to Make Greek Style Turkey Burgers with Tzatziki Sauce This week my oldest daughter Nell and I were on our own. My wife and youngest daughter were heading to Salt Lake City before heading up to Wyoming for a wedding. Nell and I dined out a couple of times but she said she […]

How To Know When The Grill Is Hot Enough

How To Know When The Grill Is Hot Enough

Just How Much Heat Is Coming From My Grill? Have you ever wondered how hot your grill gets when cooking burgers, hot dogs or steaks? I’m not talking about the internal temperature of grill area with the cover on as shown by the thermometer most grills have today. Gas or charcoal, those thermometers are usually […]

What Cookwares Do I Need

Double Boilers

Double Boilers

All About Double Boilers A double boiler as produced and marketed by the cookware industry is a very specialized piece of cooking equipment.  A commercially produced double boiler consists of a basic two-or three quart straight-sided sauce pan and another insert pan that has a slightly rounded bottom and fits snugly into the top of […]

Cookware | Choosing the Right Cookware For Home

Cookware | Choosing the Right Cookware For Home

The Four Most Important Features When Buying Cookware I don’t know about you, but there are so many different kinds of pots and pans out there that my wife and I tend to get a bit confused when shopping for new ones. I have some old hard-anodized Calphalon and some newer stainless steel AllClad pans […]

How to Sous Vide Cook

How to Sous Vide Perfect Hard Boiled Eggs

How to Sous Vide Perfect Hard Boiled Eggs

How to Make a Great Hard Boiled Egg That Peels Easily If you like hard boiled eggs made the classic way, you are going to love the results you’ll get by preparing them sous vide.  Sous vide means “under vacuum” in French and is a cooking technique in which you vacuum-seal ingredients in plastic bags, […]

Sous Vide Tilapia in Spicy Seafood Broth

Sous Vide Tilapia in Spicy Seafood Broth

How to Sous Vide Tilapia This recipe comes from my friend Chef David Nelson. He shared his version on my Facebook group, What I Cooked 4 Dinner Last Night.  We are talking about two recipes here, one for the sous vide tilapia and the other for the spicy seafood broth. I say that because the […]

Thinking of Culinary School?

First Steps In Finding a Culinary School

First Steps In Finding a Culinary School

Finding the Right Culinary School: What to Do First Once you’ve decided that you’re ready to take the plunge and go to culinary school, there is still quite a bit of work to be done—especially finding the right school. Unless you’ve received a culinary scholarship tied to one particular school, you’ll need to consider everything […]

The Difference Between Baking School and Pastry School

The Difference Between Baking School and Pastry School

How Do Baking School and Pastry School Differ From One Another? Most of the time, “baking school” is an umbrella term used to describe everything related to the act of baking, including both baking and the pastry arts. After all, pastry and baking are really two sides of the same coin; each one includes a […]

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Greek Style Turkey Burgers Recipe

July 23, 2017 0 Comments
Greek Style Turkey Burgers Recipe

  How to Make Greek Style Turkey Burgers with Tzatziki Sauce This week my oldest daughter Nell and I were on our own. My wife and youngest daughter were heading to Salt Lake City before heading up to Wyoming for a wedding. Nell and I dined out a couple of times but she said she […]

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Culinary Classes for Kids

July 12, 2017 0 Comments
Culinary Classes for Kids

Why Cooking Classes Are Great For a Child’s Development In the traditional sense, culinary schools are usually geared toward adult learners who want to start a career in a restaurant or other formal cooking capacity. However, many schools and independent culinary facilities are taking advantage of a new trend that skips adult learning altogether: cooking […]

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Spotlight Town – Durham North Carolina

July 9, 2017 0 Comments
Spotlight Town – Durham North Carolina

A Real Foodie Destination In Durham, North Carolina My daughter wanted to start a new “Spotlight Town” section of the Reluctant Gourmet, where we will highlight different towns for their amazing cuisine and interesting culture and history.  The first town in this section is Durham, North Carolina which happens to be where she is going […]

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Revenge of the Lunch Lady Recap

June 27, 2017 0 Comments
Revenge of the Lunch Lady Recap

Making School Lunches Great Again by Nell Jones I recently came across an article written by Jane Black, titled Revenge of the Lunch Lady, about the lunches offered in public schools. The article, originally published in the Huffington Post, highlights a public school cafeteria in a small town and a woman who works towards improving […]

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Krazy About Kale

June 13, 2017 2 Comments
Krazy About Kale

When Did Kale Become So Popular? by Nell Jones Kale has become wildly popular in the last decade, now available in the form of smoothies, chips, salads, and more.  Some people live by it and some people just like to make fun of those who live by it. But where did it come from and […]

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Simple Creamy Mushroom Soup Recipe

June 8, 2017 0 Comments
Simple Creamy Mushroom Soup Recipe

How to Make A Creamy Mushroom Soup My friend Paula just taught me how to make this very simple and delicious mushroom soup. When you taste it, you would think there must be a lot of cream in it because it is so rich and creamy but that’s not the case. I have enjoyed a […]

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The Scramble

June 2, 2017 0 Comments
The Scramble

Here’s another post and recipe from my oldest daughter Nell just back from her first year in college and helping me with some posts.  Although we have not seen that much of her since she’s been home, when she is, she likes to help with the cooking, something my wife and I really appreciate. She […]

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Pros and Cons of a College Meal Plan

May 24, 2017 0 Comments
Pros and Cons of a College Meal Plan

What I Like & Don’t Like About My College Meal Plan by Nell Jones Lots of changes happen when you go to college, most importantly, meals.  Mom and Dad’s fresh, handcrafted home-cooked meals get replaced by a meal plan. This meal plan, at least for me, consisted of swipes and points that, in combination, got […]

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