How Important Is Organic Food

June 13, 2019 3 Comments
How Important Is Organic Food

What Does Organic Food Mean & Is It Worth It by Nell Jones, my oldest daughter The great thing about most grocery stores today is the array of options.  There are at least ten different kinds of chickens and eggs you can choose from. One of these choices is whether or not to choose the […]

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Saucing Food – How Much Is Enough

June 10, 2019 0 Comments
Saucing Food – How Much Is Enough

How Much Sauce Should You Put On Food? At restaurants, where food cost is king, the difference between 1 ounce and 3 ounces of sauce on a dish translates to cash for the restaurant. No matter what type of restaurant, portion control is a key to quality, consistency and revenue. At McDonald’s they have a […]

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Food Trucks – Gourmet Mobility in the 50 States

June 6, 2019 0 Comments
Food Trucks – Gourmet Mobility in the 50 States

Popular Food Trucks Around the USA by Nell Jones, my oldest daughter A tiny restaurant with no seating and a different location every day.  Sounds like a hassle, but these establishment are popping up everywhere, in the form of food trucks. Food trucks always served a purpose on city streets and large events but now […]

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Restaurant Quality Sauces – Equipment

May 29, 2019 1 Comment
Restaurant Quality Sauces – Equipment

Having the Right Equipment Makes a Difference Saucier A saucepan whose sides curve up gently from the bottom as opposed to having a completely flat bottom and straight sides. This makes it much easier to cover the entire bottom of the pan when stirring a sauce with a wooden spoon or a whisk. And the […]

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Restaurant Quality Sauces – Techniques

May 24, 2019 0 Comments
Restaurant Quality Sauces – Techniques

Important Techniques for Making Great Sauces at Home Now that we have looked at some of the important ingredients used for restaurant quality sauces, let’s look at a few of the important cooking techniques associated with sauce making. This is not a complete list. There are some great saucing cookbooks that go into much more […]

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More Ingredients for Successful Sauces

May 22, 2019 1 Comment
More Ingredients for Successful Sauces

More Ingredients for Great Sauces at Home Part 1 of  The Secret to Successful Sauces – Ingredients Cooking with Flavor Enhancers One of the differences between restaurant chefs and home cooks is that chefs are familiar with a wide variety of specialty ingredients that can subtly or not-so-subtly enhance a sauce. They understand the diner’s […]

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The Secret to Successful Sauces – Ingredients

May 20, 2019 1 Comment
The Secret to Successful Sauces – Ingredients

Ingredients Chefs Use to Make Restaurant Quality Sauces It’s one thing to offer a book full of sauce recipes. It is quite another to open the swinging door to the restaurant kitchen and reveal chefs’ secrets for sauce making. What follows is an explanation of the tricks of the trade – the ingredients, techniques and […]

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Sauce Vocabulary Terms

May 16, 2019 0 Comments
Sauce Vocabulary Terms

A Glossary of Terms for Preparing Sauces Most cookbooks have a glossary at the end to help you with key terms associated with the theme of the book. I think it is  more helpful if we look at these important terms BEFORE we get started so you have a better idea of what I’m talking […]

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Introduction to Restaurant Quality Sauces

May 13, 2019 0 Comments
Introduction to Restaurant Quality Sauces

What Restaurant Quality Sauces Is All About How often have you gone to a restaurant and wondered how they make the amazing sauces, dressings and gravies that accompany a great meal? At mid-level chain restaurants, many sauces are shipped in, ready made. But at small, stand-alone restaurants as well as stand-alone fine dining restaurants, those […]

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Classic Burgundy Sauce

May 8, 2019 0 Comments
Classic Burgundy Sauce

How to Make Restaurant Quality Burgundy Sauce This sauce comes from Burgundy, France famous for their incredible red wines made from pinot noir grapes, and white wine from chardonnay. Many Burgundian wines can be exorbitantly priced.  If you’d like to remain traditional without breaking the bank, look for Burgundy simply labeled “Bourgogne.”  This is the […]

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