How Much Heat To Use When Sauteing

September 16, 2012 11 Comments
How Much Heat To Use When Sauteing

How Much Heat Should I Use When Sauteing? I recently received an email from a reader asking about the type of heat to use when sauteing. They wanted to know if I use medium, medium-high, or high heat.  They also wanted to know about the heat of the pan and the fat you cook with. […]

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All About Saute

September 16, 2012 0 Comments
All About Saute

 A Saute Cooking Primer Into The Frying Pan By Contributing Writer Mark R. Vogel Sautéing is cooking food in a small amount of fat over high heat. A sauté pan, (a.k.a. skillet or frying pan), with straight sides is known as a sautoir, and with sloping sides, a sauteuse. A high quality sauté pan is […]

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Seafood Orzo Salad Recipe

September 16, 2012 0 Comments
Seafood Orzo Salad Recipe

How to Prepare a Great Salad with Seafood and Orzo Several years ago while we were still living in Park City, Utah, my wife, daughter, and I went to several of the Utah Symphony performances to meet up with friends for an enjoyable evening of music and dining. What a great way to spend an […]

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The Secret Recipes from Your Favorite Restaurants

September 16, 2012
The Secret Recipes from Your Favorite Restaurants

Find Recipes to Some of Your Favorite Meals From Your Favorite Restaurants If you ever wanted to duplicate your favorite recipes from your favorite restaurants at home, America’s Most Wanted Recipes has done the work for you by collecting them and publishing them in their electronic cookbook. This doesn’t mean you should stop going out […]

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Squash – Autumns Ambassadors

September 16, 2012 0 Comments
Squash – Autumns Ambassadors

Butternut – Acorn – Spaghetti Squash By contributing writer Mark R. Vogel The envoys of fall arrive to greet us well before the autumnal equinox. Gourds, which include pumpkins, winter squash, and those warty, odd-shaped decorative miniatures, begin showing up in supermarkets and roadside stands in late summer. Appearing even before the leaves start changing, […]

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Top 10 Steak Buying Tips

September 16, 2012 28 Comments
Top 10 Steak Buying Tips

My Ten Best Steak Buying Tips For the Home Cook A lot of visitors ask me about buying steaks so I thought I would start putting together some tips together on buying steaks, describing various cuts and what to look for when purchasing a good steak. I asked Jimmy Kerstein, someone who worked forty years […]

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All About Making Stock at Home

September 16, 2012 0 Comments
All About Making Stock at Home

The Importance of Making Your Own Stocks Contributing Food Writer Mark R. Vogel One of the first lessons of any cooking course is learning how to make stocks. Stocks form the basis of most sauces and soups. A stock is basically the liquid that eventuates from simmering bones and/or meat with vegetables, herbs, & seasonings. […]

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All About Tapas

September 16, 2012 3 Comments
All About Tapas

What is tapas? – Where did it originate? – What does the word tapas mean? This article was sent to me from Steve and Carole at Proper-Spanish-Tapas.com. Their web site is dedicated to describing the history of this famous Spanish cuisine and provide recipes, ingredients, cooking methods and lore. If you are interested in learning […]

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Thanksgiving Gifts For Your Favorite Cooks

September 16, 2012
Thanksgiving Gifts For Your Favorite Cooks

Reluctant Gourmet Thanksgiving Gift Ideas For Your Favorite Cook – COMING SOON For those of you who have emailed and asked if my Reluctant Gourmet Turkey cartoon, Think this is big….. , is available on aprons, t-shirts and other fun items and the answer is Soon. It was available on Zazzle but I just checked and […]

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Thanksgiving Recipes and Cooking Tips

September 16, 2012 0 Comments
Thanksgiving Recipes and Cooking Tips

A Collection of Some of My Favorite Thanksgiving Articles and Recipes Over the years, The Reluctant Gourmet has posted many cooking tips for preparing your Thanksgiving Day celebration so I decided to make an index of the recipes, tips, suggestions and general help for getting a delicious and nutritious meal together. The list is in […]

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