Ask A Chef

Many of you send me questions about your own cooking at home and although I try to answer what I can, I often have to refer to one of my chef friends for a better answer. This page will highlight some of the questions I get from you and the anwers I receive from the chefs.Here are some of the questions and answers I’ve received.
 

Sauteing Chicken Breasts – How to Keep From Burning

October 17, 2006 3 Comments
Sauteing Chicken Breasts – How to Keep From Burning

How to Keep Chicken Breasts From Burning When Frying I received an email from Jason who tried my recipe for Sautéed Chicken with Garlic and Shallots and was having some problems. He said, “the chicken breasts are taking nearly twice as long to cook through! I’m following the recipe exactly, using a fairly thick pan […]

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Cooking with Red Chili Peppers

September 27, 2006 1 Comment
Cooking with Red Chili Peppers

How to Cook With Red Chili Pepers Someone emailed me asking about cooking with a red chili pepper. Here’s what they said, “Hi. I’m going to make the pasta in garlic oil tonight. I have a small red chili pepper that I grew in a pot on my deck that I really want to use. […]

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Eye of Round, Barding, Larding and Joe the Butcher

August 10, 2006 2 Comments
Eye of Round, Barding, Larding and Joe the Butcher

Talking with Joe the Butcher About Meat Today I had a pleasant experience while shopping at one of our local supermarkets. I met a retired meat cutter with over 30 years of experience who was working in a different department because of a bad hip. His name was Joe and he was a wealth of […]

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Salad Dressing Tip

April 9, 2006 5 Comments
Salad Dressing Tip

Tip – Don’t Use Expensive Extra Virgin Olive Oil for Salad Dressing There is no reason to use good olive oil when making a mustard vinaigrette. Why? The mustard overpowers the taste of the olive oil. You might as well use vegetable oil or canola oil. You do however want to use decent French mustard […]

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