Watermelon Salad Recipe

June 23, 2011 3 Comments
Watermelon Salad Recipe

Tuesday was the first day of summer and when I think of summers past, watermelon comes to mind. As a kid, watermelon was a special treat on a hot summer evening after dinner. Sitting on the front steps with some of my neighbors over to share a freshly cut melon and seeing how far we […]

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Working in a Banquet Service

June 22, 2011 0 Comments
Working in a Banquet Service

Culinary Career Options: Working in a Banquet Service Most culinary students dream of the day when they’ll possess the ultimate culinary title: Executive Chef. It’s not uncommon for students to be driven by visions of restaurant ownership, five stars attached to their name, and the ability to plan and implement their own menu someday. And […]

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Epoisses Cheese

June 21, 2011 13 Comments
Epoisses Cheese

Epoisses, My Favorite Stinky Cheese If you follow my blog, you know I am a huge fan of “stinky” cheeses especially the washed rind variety. In the recent past I depended on my friend Cheeseman Jack to turn me on to new versions of stinky washed rind cheeses from around the world. Unfortunately Jack no […]

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What a Great Father’s Day

June 20, 2011 0 Comments
What a Great Father’s Day

What a great Father’s Day I enjoyed yesterday. Started with an hour walk with my wife Meg, then a swim later in the day with my youngest daughter Maddie and then a visit to Harriton Farms near where we live to sample some delicious ice cream from Yoder’s Country Market in New Holland, PA made […]

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Restaurant Consultant Careers

June 20, 2011 1 Comment
Restaurant Consultant Careers

Becoming a Restaurant Consultant Traditionally, working in the culinary field means long hours, lots of weekend and holiday work, and being tied to a kitchen or restaurant for several years. In fact, unless you are a celebrity chef or a restaurant owner, there isn’t a whole lot of autonomy in the field. However, as more […]

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Still Even More Baking Questions Answered

June 17, 2011 4 Comments
Still Even More Baking Questions Answered

Learn More About Baking This week I received a bunch more baking questions from readers. Great questions but I’m not much of a baker so again I asked my friend Chef Jenni for help. Readers want to know about pre-making tarts, white sugar substitutes, baking soda questions and more. Here are a few of the […]

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Mexican Chicken Tostada

June 15, 2011 2 Comments
Mexican Chicken Tostada

A Great Quick & Easy Tostada Meal I say Mexican because there are tostadas from Puerto Rico, Cuba, Columbia and other countries all with their own traditions. In Spanish, tostada translates to toasted and the word can be used to describe a Mexican dish or the flat tortilla used to make the dish. Sometimes the […]

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The Difference Between a Cook and a Chef

June 15, 2011 41 Comments
The Difference Between a Cook and a Chef

Do You Know The Difference Between a Professional Chef and a Cook? To most people, a cook and a chef are the same thing. The two terms are used interchangeably to indicate someone working away in the kitchen, regardless of whether that individual is cutting vegetables or masterminding the entire menu. For those who work […]

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Culinary School: Is it Better to Live on Campus

June 13, 2011 0 Comments
Culinary School: Is it Better to Live on Campus

I’m Going To Culinary School – Should I Live On Campus? The question of whether or not to live on a college campus isn’t one that many culinary students face. Because culinary school has become so interwoven into most medium-sized and large cities, you can usually find a good program in your area—no moving or […]

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Is Chicken Stock the Same as Chicken Broth

June 10, 2011 72 Comments
Is Chicken Stock the Same as Chicken Broth

The Difference Between Chicken Stock and Chicken Broth I am constantly asked, “What’s the difference between chicken stock and chicken broth?” Many cooks and chefs use the words “stock” and “broth” interchangeably.  I have done a lot of research on the subject to clear up this issue, both for myself and for my readers. My […]

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