Chef Marc Vetri Talks About Italian Food

August 13, 2013 0 Comments
Chef Marc Vetri Talks About Italian Food

A Conversation With Chef Marc Vetri Just found this incredible video featuring an interview with Chef Marc Vetri on Chef’s Table by Scott Hass, a James Beard Award-Winning Journalist. I am a big fan of Marc and have written about his food, restaurants and cookbooks many times on my website and blog. See My interview […]

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Grilled Peach Insalata Caprese Style Recipe

August 6, 2013 0 Comments
Grilled Peach Insalata Caprese Style Recipe

Grilled Peaches, Fresh Tomatoes & Fresh Basil Salad If you’ve been reading my blog for any length of time, especially during the summer months, you’re sure to find some mention of Insalata Caprese or tomatoes, mozzarella and basil. In our house, we live on this combination when the tomatoes are local and ripe during July […]

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Paprika Recipe Manager Review

July 31, 2013 14 Comments
Paprika Recipe Manager Review

Paprika Recipe Manager for iPad, iPhone, Mac and Android It’s four o’clock in the afternoon, what are you cooking for dinner? Last week I wrote about the importance of meal planning and how adding a little bit of organization to your week can take the pressure off the late-afternoon rush to prepare a family meal. […]

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Mangoes – An Amazing Fruit

July 29, 2013 3 Comments
Mangoes – An Amazing Fruit

Mangoes Mangoes are absolutely delicious and one of my favorite fruits to have readily available in the kitchen. Once you dice up a mango, they make for a useful ingredient that can be included in a variety of meals to add that much needed tropical kick. I recently got a shipment of mangoes in from […]

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Eight Reasons Why You Should Begin Meal Planning

July 23, 2013 6 Comments
Eight Reasons Why You Should Begin Meal Planning

“What’s for dinner?”  This is the 5’ o clock question that plagues at-home cooks every evening. The kids are hungry, blood sugars are running low, and you have no clue what you’re going to put on the table. If this is a reoccurring situation in your household, you should consider taking steps to plan your […]

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Pastry Chef Career

July 22, 2013 0 Comments
Pastry Chef Career

So You Want To Become A Pastry Chef A pastry chef is an important component of the brigade de cuisine system in a professional kitchen. Pastry chefs or artists are of course responsible for preparing, baking, and decorating the desserts. Being a cook or chef is not for everyone, but if you still want to […]

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What is a Sous Chef

July 19, 2013 0 Comments
What is a Sous Chef

The Sous Chef  –  Second In Command When you eat out at a restaurant and your food is served, do you ever wonder what exactly is going on in the back kitchen? Who prepares your meal? Who plates it? Who is the person that ensures that your eggplant Parmesan gets set in front of you […]

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Tandoori Chicken Salad Recipe

July 15, 2013 0 Comments
Tandoori Chicken Salad Recipe

What Can You Do with Leftover Take-Out Tandoori Chicken…..Tandoori Chicken Salad of Course We ordered take-out this week from a neat local Indian restaurant called Ekta. One of the dishes we ordered was Ekat Kabob, a chicken breast marinated in cashew paste, fenugreek leaf, sour cream, green chili & chopped ginger. The chicken was prepared […]

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Avocado and Red Quinoa Salad Recipe

July 12, 2013 0 Comments
Avocado and Red Quinoa Salad Recipe

Avocado & Red Quinoa Salad – Good & Good for You Of late, Quinoa (pronounced “Keen-wah”) has grown in popularity, and people are choosing the grain because it is a fast-cooking meal staple with a high nutritional value. Quinoa is a crop that is cultivated for the edible seeds that it produces.  Quinoa has been […]

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Di Bruno Bros House of Cheese

July 9, 2013 1 Comment
Di Bruno Bros House of Cheese

House of Cheese – A Guide To Wedges, Recipes, and Pairing“Di Bruno Bros. House of Cheese: A Guide to Wedges, Recipes and Pairings” is one of those wonderful books you can keep on your bedside table, kitchen counter or bring to your favorite cheese shop and flip through again and again, each time coming away […]

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