Is Culinary School Right for You: Part 2

April 11, 2013 0 Comments
Is Culinary School Right for You: Part 2

How to Decide If Culinary School Is the Best Choice For You A love of food and the culinary arts is fairly common in today’s society. Almost everyone has heard the names of top chefs and top culinary schools, and an appreciation for fine food and fine baked goods means that more restaurants open up […]

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Steak Cuts

April 11, 2013 1 Comment
Steak Cuts

How To Buy the Right Cuts of Steak A very basic definition of “steak” is a slice of meat cut from an animal.  Ok, that may be a little to simplistic. While there are other meats that can be considered “steak” (ham steak, swordfish steak), I’d like to focus on steaks cut from beef. And […]

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8 Tips To Grill Like A Pro

April 5, 2013 10 Comments
8 Tips To Grill Like A Pro

Become A Better Grill Master With These Simple 8 Tips I’m often asked by home cooking enthusiasts how to grill like the pros do. My first response is always practice, practice, practice. Think about it, professional chefs working the grill station on any given night may cook dozens of steaks. That adds up to hundreds […]

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Pork Spring Rolls Recipe

March 20, 2013 10 Comments
Pork Spring Rolls Recipe

Quick & Easy Spring Rolls Are The Best Finally, the days are starting to get longer. And while many people don’t like the artificiality of Daylight Savings Time, I appreciate that Ben Franklin came up with it. Having more daylight in the afternoons and evenings is invigorating, and I tend not to feel rushed since […]

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Steaming Technique | How to Steam Food

March 16, 2013 13 Comments
Steaming Technique | How to Steam Food

All About Steaming Steaming is a moist heat cooking method.  Although cooking occurs at a higher temperature than in braising, stewing or poaching, steaming is one of the most gentle cooking methods as food is not agitated by bubbling liquid during the process. From our junior high science classes, we all know that steam is […]

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Guinness Shepherds Pie Recipe

March 16, 2013 9 Comments
Guinness Shepherds Pie Recipe

Why Drink Green Beer When Ireland’s Finest is Brown? Oh, St. Patrick’s Day! The day when everyone is Irish and green foods—and green beer—abound. I enjoy St. Patrick’s Day as much as the next guy, but I do not understand people’s insistence on making sure that everything they eat and drink on the day is […]

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Applying for Culinary School Grants and Scholarships

March 15, 2013 2 Comments
Applying for Culinary School Grants and Scholarships

Mistake #4: Not Applying for Grants and Scholarship The costs of culinary school – though notoriously high – don’t have to be overwhelming. In fact, the majority of students receive some sort of financial assistance, whether in the form of loans, scholarships, grants, or work-study programs. Learn What Grants and Scholarships are Offered through the […]

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Sauteed Baby Kale and Artichoke Recipe

March 14, 2013 0 Comments
Sauteed Baby Kale and Artichoke Recipe

Sautéed Baby Kale & Artichokes Found this recipe in the winter 2013 Wegmans Menu and it’s a great way to get your kids to eat AND enjoy kale and artichokes. The original recipe calls for buying grilled artichokes hearts but they didn’t have them at Wegmans so we grilled our own. No problem here. Kale […]

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Egg Yolk Separator Video

March 11, 2013 0 Comments
Egg Yolk Separator Video

  Pluck – The Amazing Sunny Side Out Egg White Separator A few weeks ago my wife took my daughter up to New York City to visit a college friend Kerry. While there they were looking through some magazines and found this product called Pluck but it also may be called Sunny Side Out or […]

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Double Boilers

March 8, 2013 16 Comments
Double Boilers

All About Double Boilers A double boiler as produced and marketed by the cookware industry is a very specialized piece of cooking equipment.  A commercially produced double boiler consists of a basic two-or three quart straight-sided sauce pan and another insert pan that has a slightly rounded bottom and fits snugly into the top of […]

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