Bacon Wrapped Dried Apricots With Sage Recipe

May 26, 2015 4 Comments
Bacon Wrapped Dried Apricots With Sage Recipe

Bacon Wrapped Anything Sounds Good To Me My wife showed me how to make these delightful morsels of deliciousness over the weekend. She picked up the recipe on the internet but when I went to find one to work with, I found several different versions. They all look good and are basically the same but […]

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How to Broil Salmon Recipe

May 18, 2015 12 Comments
How to Broil Salmon Recipe

  Broiling Salmon Is Quick, Easy & Efficient You may be asking yourself, did he say “broil” salmon?  Who broils anything anymore? There are lots of great ways to cook salmon – roast, poach, steam, grill but why broil? I like to think of broiling salmon as upside down grilling. Yes, there are a few […]

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The Egg Foam Method In Baking

May 14, 2015 2 Comments
The Egg Foam Method In Baking

The Egg Foam Method of Combining Ingredients When Baking This is the last of the series describing how to mix (combine) ingredients when baking by my friend and professional baker Chef Jenni. She saved this method for last because it is the only method in which the addition of chemical leaveners is not the norm […]

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International CHRIE

May 11, 2015
International CHRIE

What Is The International Council on Hotel, Restaurant and Institutional Education? If you’re attending culinary school or are interested in furthering your culinary education (as either a professional cook or an amateur home chef), it’s important to join professional organizations that align with your goals. As is the case with any profession, belonging to organizations […]

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Baking Two Stage Method

May 8, 2015 1 Comment
Baking Two Stage Method

The Two-Stage Mixing Method There are many methods for mixing ingredients when it comes to baking. Not being much of a baker myself, I asked my friend Pastry Chef Jenni Field to explain various methods of mixing, where and when to use them and tips for doing it properly. You can read her post Important […]

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Culinary School During a Recession

May 7, 2015 0 Comments
Culinary School During a Recession

Should I Go to Culinary School In A Recession? Times of economic hardship almost always lend themselves to personal re-evaluations about what individuals want out of life. Is it financial security? A focus on family? The chance to go back to school to start a new career? School admissions are on the rise in recent […]

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Penne Pasta with Roasted Tomatoes and Fresh Mozzarella

May 4, 2015 0 Comments
Penne Pasta with Roasted Tomatoes and Fresh Mozzarella

How to Make a Delicious Pasta Meal with Roasted Tomatoes & Fresh Mozzarella In our house we typically have a weekly “What’s On Hand” meal where my wife and I find ingredients in the refrigerator and pantry that need to be used sooner than later and prepare a pasta dish, stir-fry or Mexican fajita. This […]

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How to Find a Restaurant Apprenticeship

April 29, 2015 0 Comments
How to Find a Restaurant Apprenticeship

Where Can I Find A Restaurant Apprenticeship? While culinary school is a great step toward the cooking job of your dreams, it isn’t the only way to get there—and it often isn’t enough on its own. Culinary schools tend to teach more on the theoretical side of cooking, delving into the whys of cooking chemistry […]

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Important Mixing Techniques For Baking

April 28, 2015 0 Comments
Important Mixing Techniques For Baking

How to Achieve Great Baking Results from Proper Ingredient Mixing I am not much of a baker so I asked my friend Chef Jenni, a great baker and even better educator, to explain in more detail the different ways of mixing ingredients to come up with the best baking results possible. It’s important to first […]

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Penne Pasta with Genovese Sauce Recipe

April 22, 2015 8 Comments
Penne Pasta with Genovese Sauce Recipe

A Classic Pasta Dish From Naples Italy My wife read about this recipe in the New York Times a few weeks ago and we had to give it a try. It is a very simple southern Italian dish that reminds me a little of another favor pasta sauce but from the northern town of Bologna […]

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