Grilling fish is not easy. Unlike beef or chicken, fish is delicate, and can easily get destroyed if not handled and cooked properly. Here are a few tips on picking, and grilling fresh fish this summer.Read More >>
When I graduated from culinary school, I went knife shopping. I had saved up $150.00 (from my $6.75 per hour first cooking job), and was ready to buy a high-quality chef’s knife. I can remember strolling into Williams Sonoma, and drooling at all of the shiny knives through the glass panel. The salesperson happily opened the locked door, and I began my search. After handling a dozen knives, I decided on a Henckels 8-inch chef’s knife because I liked the balance, and it felt right in my hand. I used that knife for 8 years (before I bought another one). It survived many drops, mishaps, and thousands of passes over a sharpening stone.
Bolognese Sauce, also known as ragù alla Bolognese, is an Italian meat sauce originating from Bologna, Italy. There are many different varieties, as well as preparations for this particular sauce. Most Bolognese sauces contain simmered meat, wine, and tomatoes. The following recipe is my version of Bolognese.Read More >>
Cookware Buying Guide
I frequently get asked questions about cookware. Most people are confused when it comes to purchasing pots and pans because there are so many varieties. Here are a few things to consider when buying a set for your home kitchen.
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Getting Grill Ready
The weather is perfect- it’s time to start grilling. If you’re like me, your grill has been sitting outside un-covered for a few months.
The first thing I do is hose off the outside of the grill- this removes most of the larger particles and debris. Then, I fill a bucket with hot, soapy water and begin to hand-wash the outside of the grill. If the surface of your grill is stainless steel, or has a painted coating, use a non-abrasive sponge to avoid scratches and permanent blemishes. Carefully wash off the soapy water and hand-dry with a cotton cloth.Read More >>
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It’s not always easy to get to the market before dinner, especially if you work full-time, or have have children at home. It’s often easier to purchase food in bulk, place it in the freezer, and prepare it during the week. Frozen fish that can be bought ahead of time- but be careful, not all seafood items are freezer-friendly.Read More >>