What Is The Difference Between French Bread and Italian Bread

July 16, 2014 37 Comments
What Is The Difference Between French Bread and Italian Bread

What Is The Difference Between French Bread and Italian Bread? Both Italy and France are countries that specialize in bread making. Sure, when we sit down to eat at a restaurant in the US we are given a bread basket to start off our dinner. But bread is essential to almost every meal in Italy […]

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Hot Chocolate Ice Cream Recipe

July 10, 2014 0 Comments
Hot Chocolate Ice Cream Recipe

 We Used Starbucks Hot Chocolate Mix For This One Maddie and I were thinking about making some homemade ice cream and since chocolate is her favorite, we thought we would give that a try. I looked in the recipe book that came with my new Cuisinart Ice Cream Gelato Maker and found a basic recipe […]

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Everyday Food Phrases Explained

July 8, 2014 2 Comments
Everyday Food Phrases Explained

Food Expressions We Use All The Time Without even realizing it, we often use food-related phrases, idioms, colloquialisms, expressions, or whatever you want to call them in everyday language. Sometimes we don’t think about the origins of these fascinating food phrases or how they became so conventional in the English language. The other day, my […]

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Strawberry Gelato Recipe

June 29, 2014 1 Comment
Strawberry Gelato Recipe

Fresh Seasonal Strawberries Make For Great Gelato By now you know I am the proud owner of a Cuisinart Commercial Quality Ice Cream & Gelato Maker given to me by my neighbors Bob and Barbara for my recent birthday and I’ve been experimenting with it to learn how to make great homemade ice cream and […]

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Pineapple Shrimp Recipe

June 25, 2014 4 Comments
Pineapple Shrimp Recipe

Photo by Maddie Jones (iphone) Maddie’s Pineapple Shrimp Recipe by Maddie Jones Now that school is out for the summer, I have time to cook, so a few days ago I decided to cook whatever was around for lunch. I remembered that there was some delicious looking pineapple in the fridge, which was just begging […]

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Rhubarb Chutney Recipe

June 23, 2014 3 Comments
Rhubarb Chutney Recipe

Rhubarb Chutney – A Condiment for All Seasons When you think of rhubarb do you think of rhubarb pie? I think of the small farm next to our house where every few years they grew rhubarb and as kids we use to play hide and seek under the big leaves. Every once in a while […]

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Difference Between Ice Cream and Gelato

June 20, 2014 6 Comments
Difference Between Ice Cream and Gelato

What’s the Difference Between Ice Cream & Gelato I celebrated a big birthday at the beginning of the month and my wife invited some friends over including my neighbor who gave me a Cuisinart Commercial Quality Ice Cream & Gelato Maker (ICE-100) as a birthday present.  This past weekend, my youngest daughter and I put […]

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Chocolate Macadamia Nut Gelato Recipe

June 17, 2014 3 Comments
Chocolate Macadamia Nut Gelato Recipe

Who Know Making Home-Made Gelato Was So Easy For my birthday, my wife threw a party in our back yard and we made pizza in a wood burning oven. One of my neighbors came over with a giant box and said don’t drop it and don’t turn it upside down. At the end of the […]

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The Anatomy of a Top Culinary Student

June 13, 2014 0 Comments
The Anatomy of a Top Culinary Student

The Anatomy of a Top Chef We wanted to share with you this amazing infographic call The Anatomy of a Top Chef. Yes, it is very basic, but if you are thinking about attending culinary school or baking / pastry school, it offers some good information on the history and purpose of a chef’s clothing […]

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Watercress Orange and Parsnip Salad Recipe

June 12, 2014 0 Comments
Watercress Orange and Parsnip Salad Recipe

This is another recipe from our friends at Blue Ribbon that is part of a glazed salmon meal we prepared this week. The salmon was incredible, but we all enjoyed this simple watercress salad recipe that was served as a side dish (even the kids).  At first I thought we were missing a starch but […]

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