Eating My Way Through Northern Spain – Barcelona

April 5, 2016 0 Comments
Eating My Way Through Northern Spain – Barcelona

In Barcelona, It’s All About Tapas I’m just back from a trip to northern Spain that included stays in Barcelona, San Sebastian, Logrono in the Rioja region and Madrid. All I can say is wow, these people know how to eat, drink wine and live. It was one of the greatest food adventures of my […]

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What Is With Chickens With Woody Breasts

March 31, 2016 10 Comments
What Is With Chickens With Woody Breasts

What’s the Story with “Woody Breasted” Chickens I just read an article in the Wall Street Journal Business section about a new condition with poultry called “Woody Breast”. It seems we are growing our chickens much larger and way faster than ever before. The article shows a chart describing the average weight of a broiler […]

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Mississippi Pot Roast Recipe

March 29, 2016 5 Comments
Mississippi Pot Roast Recipe

A Slow Cooker Pot Roast Recipe from Mississippi I read about this tasty recipe back in January in a New York Times article by Sam Sifton. If you’ve already heard about this extremely simple way to make a delicious crock-pot pot roast, please check out this version or go check out some of my other […]

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Yellow Rice Recipe

March 21, 2016 2 Comments
Yellow Rice Recipe

How to Make Yellow Rice at Home Yellow rice is exactly what it sounds like – rice that has a yellow color. It is a traditional rice used in Afghan, Caribbean, Cuban, Indonesian and Spanish cuisines. What kind of rice you use and the ingredients used to give it a yellow color depends on where […]

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Spinach Walnut Pesto Recipe

March 15, 2016 0 Comments
Spinach Walnut Pesto Recipe

An Alternative Version of Classic Pesto When you think of pesto, you’re most likely thinking of Pesto Alla Genovese made with crushed garlic, pine nuts, salt, basil, Parmesan cheese and olive oil. These are the ingredients that have been used since ancient Roman times originating in Genoa in northern Italy. Today, home cooks all over the […]

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The Difference Between Baking School and Pastry School

March 15, 2016 0 Comments
The Difference Between Baking School and Pastry School

How Do Baking Schools and Pastry Schools 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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Doing Your Homework When Choosing Culinary School

March 10, 2016 0 Comments
Doing Your Homework When Choosing Culinary School

Mistake #2: Not Doing Your Homework Once you know what you want out of your culinary education experience, you must find the right school to get you exactly that. Unfortunately, for most of us, this isn’t as easy as opening the Yellow Pages and seeing what schools are located within city limits. Choosing a culinary […]

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Fish Stock Recipe

March 7, 2016 0 Comments
Fish Stock Recipe

How to Make Homemade Fish (Fume) Stock Of all the stocks home-cooks need to prepare for their favorite recipes, I’m guessing seafood stock is not at the top of the list. It has always been easy find both chicken and beef stock in your local market but hard to find seafood or fish stock. That’s […]

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Knowing Your Culinary School Goals and Aspirations

March 5, 2016 0 Comments
Knowing Your Culinary School Goals and Aspirations

Mistake #1: Not Knowing Your Goals and Aspirations When it comes to the culinary world, not all schools are created equally. Some programs are meant to provide classical training for use in top-tier restaurants, while others take a look at knife skills and basic nutrition education as a way to start working in the fast […]

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Mustard and White Wine Sauce Recipe

March 2, 2016 0 Comments
Mustard and White Wine Sauce Recipe

How to Make a Delicious Mustard & Wine Wine Sauce for Seafood or Chicken A classic mustard and white wine sauce can be made numerous ways with a teaspoon of this or tablespoon of that to come up with different versions.  I like this simple way of making it with mushrooms, a little mustard, a […]

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