How NOT to Braise – Part 2

August 15, 2018 0 Comments
How NOT to Braise – Part 2

More Common Braising Mistakes & How to Avoid Them Braising is one of the best ways I know to turn a less expensive cut of meat into something sublime. This is the second post on common braising mistakes and how to avoid them. To read my first post go to How NOT to Braise – […]

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How NOT to Braise Foods – Part 1

August 10, 2018 2 Comments
How NOT to Braise Foods – Part 1

Common Braising Mistakes & How to Avoid Them Braising is a moist heat cooking method that is very forgiving.  Like I always say, “You could braise an old leather baseball glove in beef stock and it would taste good with enough time.” A braise can be done on the stove-top or in the oven.  Some […]

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How NOT to Pan Roast – Part 2

August 2, 2018 0 Comments
How NOT to Pan Roast – Part 2

More Pan Roasting Mistakes & How to Avoid Them Here are some more Pan Roasting mistakes home cooks sometimes make. You can find Mistakes 1, 2 & 3 here. Mistake #4  The Cold Pan Sometimes, when trying to make a quick and nutritious meal at the end of a long day, we tend to rush […]

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How NOT to Pan Roast – Part 1

July 28, 2018 0 Comments
How NOT to Pan Roast – Part 1

Common Mistakes Home Cooks Make When Pan Roasting Now that we having talked about How NOT to Roast your favorite foods, let’s talk about one of my favorite cooking techniques – Pan Roasting. Pan roasting is a chef’s technique that is only starting to come out of the professional kitchen and into the home kitchen. […]

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Sundried Tomato Vinaigrette Recipe For Fish

July 18, 2018 2 Comments
Sundried Tomato Vinaigrette Recipe For Fish

How to Prepare a Simple Sundried Tomato Vinaigrette for Fish A while back we enjoyed a meal by Chef Scott Campbell that included Atlantic salmon over Israeli couscous with sauteed spinach on the side. The salmon had a drizzle of sauce that I wanted to know how it was made. Chef Scott was kind enough […]

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How NOT to Roast – Part 3

July 15, 2018 0 Comments
How NOT to Roast – Part 3

Even More Common Roasting Mistakes & How to Avoid Them This is Part 3 of How NOT to Roast. Part 1 gets into the history of roasting and some of the preferences you have when deciding to cook a roast like to sear or not to sear, bone in or bone out, that sort of […]

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How NOT to Roast – Part 2

July 10, 2018 0 Comments
How NOT to Roast – Part 2

Common Roasting Mistakes and How to Avoid Them This is Part 2 of common roasting mistakes and how to avoid them. In Part 1, I look at some of the preferences that are not mistakes but variations you can use depending on your own personal cooking style. Mistake #1:  Oven too hot or too cold […]

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How NOT to Roast – Part 1

June 28, 2018 2 Comments
How NOT to Roast – Part 1

Common Roasting Mistakes and How to Avoid Them Ever since Man discovered fire, they have been roasting meat.  Prehistoric man probably didn’t realize why their roasted meat tasted so much better than its raw counterpart, but we know now. Meats that have been properly roasted have a crisp, flavorful, deep brown exterior and a uniformly […]

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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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