Becoming a Pastry Chef

September 22, 2012 43 Comments
Becoming a Pastry Chef

How to Become a Great Pastry Chef (Even If You Can’t Bake) If you are thinking of entering the food service industry as a baker or pastry chef, this is a good article for you to read and learn from. In addition, be sure to read Master Baker Leslie Bilderbacks interview and some of her […]

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Reluctant Gourmet Social Networking

September 22, 2012 0 Comments
Reluctant Gourmet Social Networking

Social Networking With The Reluctant Gourmet   What is Social Networking? “A social structure that focuses on building on-line communities of people who share similar interests and activities (in this case cooking) and who are interested in exploring those activities (cooking) with a group of others.”   Facebook “Facebook is a popular, free-access social networking […]

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To Cook Or Not To Cook

September 21, 2012 7 Comments
To Cook Or Not To Cook

A Must Read If You are Thinking of Going To Culinary School By: Chef Alan Bickel As America’s fascination with food finds it’s way into the mainstream, it provides a view of the culinary world that most people had never seen before. With the rise of The Food Network, and shows like Iron Chef and […]

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Basic Knife Skills Video

September 21, 2012 0 Comments
Basic Knife Skills Video

Chef Peter Hertzmann’s Guide to Holding & Cutting with Kitchen Knives Lot’s of us own a butcher block full great knives but do we really know the most effective way to use them. I am very excited to bring you this video from Peter Hertzmann, the creator and illustrator of his own web site called […]

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Clarified Butter and Ghee Cooking Video

September 21, 2012 0 Comments
Clarified Butter and Ghee Cooking Video

How to Make Clarified Butter and Ghee on VideoClick on my article, How to Make Clarified Butter and Ghee to learn more about the advantages of cooking with these types of butter but if you want to see how it is done visually, here are two wonderful videos showing you the process. How to Prepare […]

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How To Cut Up a Chicken Video

September 21, 2012 0 Comments
How To Cut Up a Chicken Video

  How To Cup Up A Whole Chicken Video Learning how to cut up a whole chicken into pieces will not only save you a lot of money, but you are more likely to have fresher chicken to cook with. It may seem like more work to do it yourself, but with a little practice, […]

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Souffle Omelet Video

September 21, 2012 0 Comments
Souffle Omelet Video

How to Prepare a Souffle Omelet Here is the late Chef Robert Reynold’s cooking video of preparing a souffle omelet. You can find the recipe associated with this video at Souffle Omelet Recipe. You can learn more about Chef Reynolds and his culinary school, The Chefs Studio here. This short video was made by James […]

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Hollandaise Sauce Recipe and Video

September 21, 2012 0 Comments
Hollandaise Sauce Recipe and Video

How to Make a Classic Hollandaise Sauce Video Demonstration We all love our Hollandaise sauce with our Eggs Benedict but did you know this classic sauce is great on fish and meats? This is a very cool video of how to make Hollandaise Sauce at home. Hollandaise is an egg based sauce that is very […]

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How to Measure Ingredients Video

September 21, 2012 0 Comments
How to Measure Ingredients Video

Video Guide to Measuring Liquid & Dry Ingredients Did you know there are right ways and wrong ways to measure out ingredients. I have just about every type of measuring tool available but after viewing Peter Hertzmann’s video, Measuring Up in the Kitchen below, I now realize that not only do I often use the […]

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Shaping Pizza Dough Video

September 21, 2012 0 Comments
Shaping Pizza Dough Video

How to Shape Pizza Dough Video This is the second step after you’ve made your homemade pizza dough (see How to make pizza dough video) and to me the step that takes the most practice and will determine how well your pizza turns out. I’ve tried using a roller, stretching it by hand and even […]

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