Chef News

Turkey Gravy

November 22nd, 2011
Here's an easy recipe for Thanksgiving gravy. It's made by thickening the pan juices from the roast turkey. Turkey Gravy Yield: 1½ pints 3 cups pan juices from roast t... [read full post]

Thanksgiving Preparation Schedule

November 1st, 2011
In anticipation of the day for giving thanks, here’s a preparation schedule just for you. Feel free to modify as you wish. And stay tuned for some traditional and simple r... [read full post]

Chef’s Pantry Favorites

October 21st, 2010
Kosher salt and fresh ground black pepper usually top the chef’s list of essential ingredients, however, there are other important items that one should keep on hand for sim... [read full post]

Cutting your Food Budget: Monthly Meal Planning

August 25th, 2010
So many of us are looking at saving what we can during these tough economic times. At one point in my life, money was so tight, I wasn’t sure how I was going to feed my fam... [read full post]

Decoding Terms – Sauté vs. Sear

October 2nd, 2009
We see it used in recipe directions all the time, but what does the word sauté actually mean?  Sauté is a cooking method that literally means “to jump”. The method is ... [read full post]

Trip to Farm Boy

April 19th, 2009
Took a field trip the other day to Farm Boy--the coolest, ecclectic store I’ve seen. It’s like walking into a Korean Alice in Wonderland. At first, I thought I’d walked... [read full post]

Chef News: Gordon Stewart

April 19th, 2009
Part of the inspiration that led me on my journey of becoming a chef was the cuisine from Chef Gordon Stewart, currently executive chef of Gordon’s on Blueberry Hill in Fre... [read full post]

Quick Guide to Metal Cookware

April 16th, 2009
More people are questioning the efficiency and safety of their home cookware. I’ve been asked for advice on the best cookware out on the market today. Please note my degree ... [read full post]

Top 10 Essential Kitchen Tools

March 20th, 2009
The following tools are a definite must for any home chef.  There are all sorts of gadgets you can use, but these are the items that a cook should never have to live without.... [read full post]