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Turkey Gravy Recipe

September 14, 2012 1 Comment
Turkey Gravy Recipe

Turkey Gravy in a Hurry Need a fast but delicious turkey gravy recipe…. Who says you have to roast a turkey to have turkey gravy? Maybe you just want some turkey gravy for leftovers or for turkey open faced sandwiches. Here’s a recipe that that’s quick and easy and should do the job. Now if […]

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Meat Doneness Chart

September 14, 2012 48 Comments
Meat Doneness Chart

Do You Know When Your Meat Is Medium-Rare? It is essential you know the internal temperatures of the foods you are cooking. Trying to cook based on times given in a recipe is a mistake that I make all the time. There are so many variables that go into cooking times that it is impossible […]

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Chef David Nelson

September 14, 2012 0 Comments
Chef David Nelson

Chef David Nelson on Culinary Arts Schools I am happy to say I am a friend of Chef David Nelson. He had already done a lot for culinary junkies both professional and novice with his previous web site, Chef2Chef, but now he is giving back to that same community with his new Chefs4Students.org (no longer […]

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Culinary Student Interview with Ja Lisa McKeown

August 19, 2012 0 Comments
Culinary Student Interview with Ja Lisa McKeown

The Very First Reluctant Gourmet Culinary Grant Recipient Ja’Lisa McKeown Future Chef Ja’Lisa McKeown is the recipient of the very first Reluctant Gourmet Culinary Grant in association with Chef4Students.org, a nonprofit organization responsible for putting students in contact with the funds they need to attend the culinary schools of their choice. This is also one […]

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Chef Trey Foshee

August 19, 2012 0 Comments
Chef Trey Foshee

This information came from an article in Food & Wine that my friend Kate Krader wrote in the July 1998 issue for America’s Ten Best New Chefs. I hope to meet Trey in the near future and ask to interview him myself for this section, but I thought you would enjoy the information. I’ve also […]

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Chef JoAnna Minneci

August 19, 2012 1 Comment
Chef JoAnna Minneci

  Interview with Chef JoAnna Minneci I met Chef JoAnna on ChefsLine, a cooking hotline my friend Jennifer Beisser created. We talked for a while and I knew I wanted to interview her on Novice2Pro and I’m so glad I did. This is one of the most informative interviews to date and anyone thinking of […]

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Chef Martin Laprise

August 19, 2012 0 Comments
Chef Martin Laprise

“Working in a kitchen is full of surprise everyday, and that’s why I love it! .” – Martin Laprise If your daughter (or son) is thinking of going to culinary arts school anytime soon, you are going to want to read Chef Martin Laprise’s interview and then buy his book, My Daughter Wants to Be […]

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Chef Ricco DeLuca

August 19, 2012 1 Comment
Chef Ricco DeLuca

Meet my friend Chef Ricco DeLuca Once at a wedding in the Berkshires of Massachusetts, I befriended a chef by the name of Ricco DeLuca. Ricco graduated high school the same year I did and upon graduation went to cooking school where I went to college. He’s spent the past 30 years working in restaurants […]

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Chef Enedina Andrews

August 19, 2012 0 Comments
Chef Enedina Andrews

Chef Enedina Andrews “Working in kitchens is hard work, there’s a reason they say if you can’t stand the heat stay out of  kitchen.” – Enedina Andrews Chef Enedina was introduced to me by Gregory Wertsch, President & CEO of The Clandestine Chef Experience, a one time in-home cooking school located in the Denver area. […]

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Chef Pete Barich

August 19, 2012 0 Comments
Chef Pete Barich

My Interview with Chef Pete Barich Chef Pete Barich comes to us from Kramerbooks & Afterwords Cafe in the heart of Washington, D.C . Did you cook growing up? I was always fooling around in the kitchen, I thought my mom was a great cook. Before you turned pro, did you think that’s what you […]

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