All About Caviar and How to Buy Caviar Safely

August 19, 2012 12 Comments
All About Caviar and How to Buy Caviar Safely

Caviar – More Than Just Sturgeon Eggs You either love or hate the idea of eating caviar. Basically you are eating the eggs (roe) of sturgeon, a fish found in various parts of the world but most notably in the Caspian Sea near Russia. This is where you find the largest and highest quality caviar […]

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All About Clams

August 19, 2012 2 Comments
All About Clams

Clams – Hard Shell or Soft Shell Most summers I vacation with my family in Avalon, on the Jersey shore. Not only are we able to enjoy almost endless Jersey tomatoes and some of the best sweet corn I’ve ever eaten, but we’ve also been eating our fair share of clams. Just for my own […]

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How To Identify Cheeses

August 19, 2012 4 Comments
How To Identify Cheeses

How to Identify Cheese One of the first steps in becoming more knowledgeable about cheese and how to buy it is to learn how to identify the various cheeses you come across. At first it may seem very confusing but once you understand the different characteristics of a cheese like type of milk, processing, texture […]

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Humboldt Fog Cheese

August 19, 2012 0 Comments
Humboldt Fog Cheese

Cypress Grove’s Humboldt Fog Cheese This may just be my favorite American cheese and I’m not talking about the stuff you put on grilled cheese sandwiches.  The first time I tried Humboldt Fog  was at one of our local cheese specialty foods store.  I asked the counter person for some suggestions on interesting goat’s milk […]

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Morbier Cheese

August 19, 2012 6 Comments
Morbier Cheese

Morbier Cheese – (MORE-bee-yay) – a semi-soft cow’s milk cheese You are going to love this cheese! I tasted Morbier for the first time at my friends gourmet market and loved it. Since then, I have purchased and served Morbier dozens of times. I like it because of its flavor, texture and history. Make sure […]

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Camembert Cheese

August 19, 2012 0 Comments
Camembert Cheese

About Camembert Cheese Created somewhere around 1789 – 1791 by Marie Harel, a peasant woman and said to have been christened by Napoleon himself, this cow’s milk cheese (40 to 45% fat) is world renown. It comes from Normandy, France and is a great example of a rich, creamy cheese that when ripe is “as […]

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How To Buy Cheese

August 19, 2012 0 Comments
How To Buy Cheese

A Cheese Primer for Buying Cheese – My Top Tips for Buying Cheese 1. IMPORTANT – Find a cheese shop with a knowledgeable staff who are willing to teach you and let you taste as many cheeses as you want. Most of us don’t even think twice about asking someone for advice at the local […]

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Buying Lobster Tails

August 19, 2012 25 Comments
Buying Lobster Tails

How to Buy Lobster Tails & Not Get Ripped Off Are thinking about buying some frozen lobster tails to make a special meal for your spouse or loved one? Whether you serve them alone or with a steak (Surf & Turf), you will want to read this article so you don’t spend more than you […]

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Buying Lobster

August 19, 2012 17 Comments
Buying Lobster

How to Buy Live Maine Lobsters & NOT Get Ripped Off If you have ever thought about buying a live lobster to cook at home, here are some particulars you’ll want to know before taking the plunge so you don’t take a bath. If you read my article on buying lobster tails, you’ll see that […]

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Cooking Stocks at Home

August 18, 2012 0 Comments
Cooking Stocks at Home

The Importance of Cooking Stocks & Stock Reductions Why are stocks and stock reductions one of the first things students at cooking school learn how to prepare? Anyone who wants to be a better home cook, I suggest you learn how to make simple stocks, broths and stock reductions.  Once you learn how to make […]

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