Culinary Opportunities in High School

July 14, 2016 0 Comments
Culinary Opportunities in High School

Are There Culinary Opportunities in High School? Starting a culinary career doesn’t always occur after you graduate from high school. In fact, the culinary arts and high school education are rapidly coming together as a way to prepare students for a strong future. Learning real, usable skills at this level allows students to take on […]

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For Your Consumption Cooking and Food News

July 11, 2016 0 Comments
For Your Consumption Cooking and Food News

New Food Section To Keep Us Up-To-Date On All Things Culinary I wanted to let everyone know about a new page that I just built called For Your Consumption – All the News That’s Fit to Eat to share with you some of the day to day cooking articles I find in newspapers from around […]

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Pork Fabrication Video

July 9, 2016 0 Comments
Pork Fabrication Video

  Where Do the Various Pork Cuts Come From On A Pig? I am very interested in knowing exactly where the various cuts that I’m purchasing and cooking come from on a pig. I know most of the general prime cuts but I’m fascinated in knowing exactly where on a pig’s carcass the cut is […]

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Lemon Garlic Yogurt Sauce Recipe

July 5, 2016 0 Comments
Lemon Garlic Yogurt Sauce Recipe

Looking for a Simple Sauce to Serve on Vegetables? We eat a lot of steamed broccoli and asparagus in our house and are always looking for new ways to serve it. We found this simple yogurt sauce made with garlic and fresh squeezed lemon juice that is so easy to make and really adds a […]

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Reluctant Gourmet Playbook June 27 2016

June 27, 2016 0 Comments
Reluctant Gourmet Playbook June 27 2016

Gourmet News Week Ending June 27th 2016 Looking at today’s culinary news and what’s been going on for the past few days, here are some of the stories I think you will find interesting and checking out further. From the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette’s Plate – Gretchen McKay’s Let’s eat: Barbecue Pork Puffs: Sticky char siu-style pork is […]

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The Reluctant Gourmet Playbook Inaugural

June 21, 2016 0 Comments
The Reluctant Gourmet Playbook Inaugural

What’s Really Going On In the Food World Today – This Week – This Month? If you are into politics and enjoy keeping up with all the latest comings and goings in the upcoming election, I’m sure you’ve heard of the Politico Playbook and learned that Mike Allen is handing over the reins to Anna […]

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Trader Joe’s Is Going Mango Crazy

June 13, 2016 1 Comment
Trader Joe’s Is Going Mango Crazy

How Many Way’s Can You Sell Mango at Trader Joe’s? Was at Trader Joe’s this weekend to do a little shopping with my wife as we do most weekends and everywhere I turned there were products featuring mango. I’m figuring June must be mango month so I looked it up online and yes it is. […]

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Fennel and Farro Salad Recipe

June 10, 2016 0 Comments
Fennel and Farro Salad Recipe

How to Prepare a Delicious Salad with Fennel & Farro This is a Middle Eastern style salad featuring farro and fresh peas. The recipe and ingredients were meant to be a vegetarian meal by itself for four people but we prepared it as a side dish to bring to a Memorial Day barbecue and it […]

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How I Saved My Legs and Back From Long Hours In The Kitchen

June 6, 2016 0 Comments
How I Saved My Legs and Back From Long Hours In The Kitchen

Are Those GelPro Mats As Good As They Look? For years I’ve seen GelPro mats advertised in my cooking magazines and wondered if they were as good as the reviews I’ve read. Then, a few weeks ago, I was contacted by a representative from the company asking me to talk about their product and I […]

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How To Know When The Grill Is Hot Enough

June 1, 2016 0 Comments
How To Know When The Grill Is Hot Enough

Just How Much Heat Is Coming From My Grill? Have you ever wondered how hot your grill gets when cooking burgers, hot dogs or steaks? I’m not talking about the internal temperature of grill area with the cover on as shown by the thermometer most grills have today. Gas or charcoal, those thermometers are usually […]

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