When you work in a commercial kitchen, wasting food is frowned upon. Unused or wasted product increases your food cost, making bosses and owners unhappy. Here are a few things that you can implement in your own home to help stretch the almighty dollar.
During the winter months I make a different soup every day- mushroom bisque is my favorite. I start off with some baby -bellas (mini portabella mushrooms or regular will do).
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If you live in the east end of town (or any other suburb of Pittsburgh) you’ve most likely heard of Square Café in Regent Square (412-244-8002).
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Delicious spicy sweet pork tenderloin.
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Since its opening in Point Breeze, I’ve been a big fan of Point Brugge Restaurant. When I heard that the owners and chef of that establishment were opening a new place in Highland Park, I was excited to try the food. Park Bruge
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There’s only so much one can expect when venturing to a restaurant with a sexy, mud-flap pin-up on it’s windows. My first impressions were wrong about Yo Rita. Then again, they were right.
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On the last day of her visit, my sister (who lives in Boston) suggested that we go to Lidia’s for brunch. Wait, Lidia’s in the Strip has brunch? They do indeed.
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Before I was a Chef, and when I was growing up, I enjoyed experimenting in the kitchen because it was therapeutic. I could lose myself- for a while at least, as I watched my Kitchen Aid mixer blend bread dough. The smells coming from the mixing bowl were intoxicating; the yeast was working, and the water and sugar were combining to make a small doughy combination that was actually alive. I would watch the dough rise, and place the loaf in the oven to cook.
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Valentine’s Day is coming up, have you made plans? If you’re a guy, and have a girlfriend, or are married, you better make something happen on the 14th of February. If you don’t, chances are you’re a schmuck, going to get smacked, or worst yet, left.
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