December 18, 2017

Chef tip: The stick blender


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The stick blender is a powerhouse that conquers everything from smoothies and sauces to soups and salsas. Best of all it’s cheap, sturdy and a fast clean up. What more could you want? Yes, we too have the blender and food processor at home but they tend to sit in the pantry gathering dust while the stick blender gets all the fun.

The purest strawberry ice cream


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What happens when fresh strawberries hit the farmer’s market and an evil friend offers this lactose-intolerant chef raw cream and her Cuisinart ice cream maker? Fresh strawberry ice cream that even lactose-intolerant foodies can eat, that’s what.

Glestain is Japanese for “Kick ass knife”


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    If you know me, you know that I was a die-hard German knife lover. I trained on those classic heavy blades and used them religiously. They were my one and only. But my eyes were opened with my brother Adam’s gift to me for being best man at his wedding.  He gave me […]

Why a slow cooker


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  “Hi Jonathan,  I am interested in cooking some beef in a slow cooker, but the only time I’ve ever done it before the beef came out dry and leathery.” – Robin From Astoria Hey Robin, sorry to hear about the dish turning out like that.  Many new slow cookers are very powerful and actually […]

“Better a dull wife than a dull knife”- Escoffier 1893


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I am betting that most people out there have a good set of knives. They look great on the counter, you feel like a well prepared chef and man were they sharp when you first got them. I say “were” because for 99% of you that big chef knife is now dull like a plastic knife at a picnic.

Digital stick thermometer. Your key to perfectly cooked meat.


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Are you tired of all the ridiculous “pro” methods for testing meat temperatures? An instant read digital stick thermometer will give you an accurate reading every time.