The Secret To Great Saute

January 18, 2013 9 Comments
The Secret To Great Saute

How to Saute Like a Professional Chef Probably the most important technique I can share with you is how to sauté properly. When you learn how to saute, you can prepare hundreds of meals with this technique. What Is Saute? Saute in French means “to jump” and can be a method of cooking or a […]

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Nuvola di Pecora Cheese

January 14, 2013 0 Comments
Nuvola di Pecora Cheese

  Nuvola di Pecora – An Italian Sheep’s Milk Cheese Here comes a semi-soft sheep’s milk cheese from Northern Italy that’s rustic in style with a creamy and meaty flavor. Somewhat hard to find, Nuvola di Pecora or “Sheep’s Cloud” comes from the Emilia-Romagna region of Italy between the Appenine Mountains and the River Po. […]

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Broccoli Almond Soup Recipe

January 10, 2013 7 Comments
Broccoli Almond Soup Recipe

How about a soup that not only tastes great but is also good for you! We all know broccoli is good for you but then when you add all these other healthy ingredients plus some toasted almonds for texture, favor and a little extra protein, you end up with a nutritionally balanced meal that tastes […]

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Cream of Chicken Soup Recipe

January 9, 2013 1 Comment
Cream of Chicken Soup Recipe

  If you like chicken soup, you’re going to enjoy this cream of chicken soup. When I think of cream of chicken soup, I’m reminded of the Campbell’s condensed version my mom served us growing up. Loved it back then. I even used it as a base in college for my mac and cheese dinners […]

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Shrimp Risotto Recipe

January 7, 2013 11 Comments
Shrimp Risotto Recipe

“Simple Shrimp Risotto but Delicious” Here’s A Rich & Delicious Recipe for Shrimp Risotto This recipe comes from a Forbes-August 11, 1997 article called And Don’t Forget the Saffron. Michael Lomonaco, one time executive chef for the World Trade Center restaurant, taught it to the author of the article, Daniel Roth.  Chef Lomonaco explains in […]

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Cake in a Cup Recipe

January 5, 2013 18 Comments
Cake in a Cup Recipe

Chocolate Cake in a Mug My wife’s sister Judy sent us four gorgeous mugs with zip lock bags filled with what looked like instant coco powder. There were also little packets of chocolate chips, peanut butter chips, crushed candy cane and cinnamon chips. Hmm, I thought, this looks interesting, but what is it? Caught up […]

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Bolognese Sauce Recipe

January 3, 2013 0 Comments
Bolognese Sauce Recipe

A Great Meat Sauce with Pasta Recipe I love Bolognese Sauce when the weather drops below 40 degrees like it has here in Philadelphia. Normally I serve it with penne but I recently ordered a case of pappardelle pasta from Amazon and my wife thought it would be a good idea to make some room […]

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Outdoor Dining in St Croix

January 2, 2013 4 Comments
Outdoor Dining in St Croix

Some of My Favorite St Croix Restaurants I don’t know about you, but I love open-air restaurants near the ocean. I especially like funky joints with lots of character and tons of energy. Add some great food, a good selection of adult beverages and lots of locals – even better. I’m down in St. Croix, […]

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Saute Cooking Videos

December 31, 2012 2 Comments
Saute Cooking Videos

How To Saute Cooking Video One of the most important cooking techniques you can learn is how to saute properly. Once you learn how to saute, you can prepare hundreds of recipes by substituting ingredients. For example, learn how to saute onions and your can saute most vegetables. Learn how to saute a piece of […]

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Merry Christmas – Happy Holidays

December 24, 2012 0 Comments
Merry Christmas – Happy Holidays

Merry Christmas & Season’s Greetings I would like to wish everyone Happy Holidays and to those who celebrate Christmas, a very Merry Christmas. Thanks to everyone for supporting The Reluctant Gourmet this year. I am especially grateful to those of you who have shared a recipe or cooking technique with a friend or family member. […]

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