Category Archives: Professional Cooking Tips

Salad Dressings 101

A good salad dressing should coat your salad but not make it soggy or heavy. The dressing should be vibrant and compliment your salad, yet not over power it. Choosing the right dressing for your salad is just as important as all the other ingredients. You need to find a balance of flavour. The best way to balance the flavour of a salad is to make your own dressing. It is easy, quick, cheap, and delicious. There is no reason why you should be buying salad dressing, none at all. I would venture to guess that you already have all the ingredients you need to make a great salad dressing on hand. You don’t need to buy expensive ingredients, just use what you have. Continue reading

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Let’s Talk About Pizza Baby

I don’t know about you, but I f***ing love pizza. Okay, I can make an educated guess and say that you also love pizza. I mean, who doesn’t? In my opinion pizza is the perfect food. I believe this for a number of reasons including but not limited to the fact that the base of any pizza is an edible plate. As someone who only recently fell to the trappings of time and was spit out the wrong side of their twenties, I can tell you, having food that has a built in plate is a bonus. There are of course other things that make pizza perfect which we are about to get into. Well, let’s do it. Continue reading

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Being A Professional Cook

Imagine you are locked in a small, hot (40°c/104°f), noisy room with five other people. One of them is a drug addict, one is an alcoholic, one is a criminal, and one is a movie nerd. Each of you is given ten separate sets of tasks. Some of your tasks may be completely yours, but for some of them you may need components from one or more of the other people. Over the next ten hours the five of you will be given no food, and you will not be allowed to sit down… Continue reading

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Top 10 tools you should have in your kitchen but probably don’t

There are many differences between home cooks and a professionals. One of the biggest differences is the tools. Myself and a few of my colleagues recently had a conversation about what cooking tools we have at home that we couldn’t live without and that most people probably wouldn’t have. The list below is based on that conversation. So here, from the professionals, is a top 10 list of tools you should have in your kitchen but probably don’t. Continue reading

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