“What is your favorite meal?” It’s not an easy question to answer, especially for a chef. During the summer, I would have to say BBQ. Getting all your friends together, firing up the smoker, and, of course, enjoying some cold
“What’s your favorite type of meat to cook and eat?” A common, and oddly complex question for a professional chef. Common, because meats are a major component of most menus. Complex, because meats are often the centerpiece of a dish.
“Do you cook crazy dishes at home, too?” It’s the most common question I am asked as a professional chef, and my response is always the same. Define “crazy dishes”. If ‘restaurant quality’ is their meaning of the word ‘crazy’,
Poaching eggs is almost becoming obsolete from our kitchens. The reason we suspect is that poaching an egg in such a way that it retains its shape and texture is something that many chefs, let alone home cooks, never
VEGETABLES YOU MIGHT HAVE OVERLOOKED: MIXING THEM WITH MEALS Consuming large amount of vegetables with your meals can help shed pounds because many vegetables contain not only high amounts of vitamins and minerals, but also contain high water content.
What a relief for those who love eating sweets: you can now give in to your cravings because there is actually something sweeter but safer than sugar. Not a new form of artificial sweeteners like NutraSweet and Splenda.
Don’t like third degree burns from hot grease splattering on your hands and arms (aka Bacon Kisses)? Cherish top quality foods? Beware of cheap bacon watered down by producers to increase weight content – a simple ingredient check will reveal
Bacon grease is a wonderful and flavorful alternative to cooking oil. Simply let the grease cool, but not congeal, and pour it through a sieve (to remove any bits) into a glass mason jar. I use bacon grease to season
photo courtesy of Life Taste Prosciutto Perfume Dry-cured ham is gaining popularity and variety as the uses of Umami flavors are becoming more widely understood. Prosciutto, the popular Italian variety, is generally made from salted pig or boar leg
photo courtesy of Tasting Table Seafood Kombu Katsuobush Seaweed Driedbonito flakes Bonito Mackerel Sea bream Tuna Small dried sardines Prawns Cod Squid Oysters Shellfish Vegetables Tomatoes Shiitake mushrooms Enokitake mushrooms Truffles Soy beans Potatoes Sweet potatoes Chinese cabbage Carrots Others