Restaurant food tastes better than yours. It is richer, more balanced, and more flavorful. There are many reasons for this. Below I list ten of them. Most of these you can use at home to improve your own cooking. Some of them however, should only be used once in awhile. Restaurants are great to go to every now and again. They offer nice ambience, great drinks and amazing food, but you should not eat in restaurants everyday. Our main concern is for you to enjoy yourself, not to watch your waist line or cholesterol. Our job is to make you happy. We use a lot of butter and salt and though, this makes food taste great it is not always the healthiest option. Use the tips below wisely. Again, some can be used everyday and some shouldn’t be, use your judgment. Continue reading
You are what you eat. I think at this point in life we all know what this really means. If you eat a carrot, you are obviously not a carrot. But, if you eat garbage like fast food, chips, and candy constantly you are likely to feel like shit. If you eat healthful food prepared in a healthy way, you are likely to feel healthy. It’s not rocket science. So, in a world of fifty hour work weeks, soccer matches, band practice, and whatever else, how can you eat healthy? Cooking good food takes time which is something that most people are in short supply of. Let me share a professional secret with you that will make eating healthy at home easier and less time consuming.
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Barbecue season is once again upon us. Millions of people across North America will be grilling hot dogs, burgers, steaks, and shish kabobs while sipping cold beer, sangria, and lemonade under the warm summer sun. Yes, this sounds amazing. It sounds like a good time right? How could it possibly be any better? Let me tell you. Here is my list of the…
Top 10 ways to up your BBQ game
There are many differences between home cooks and a professional. One of the biggest differences are 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…
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My Chef friends and I were talking, which always leads to us talking about food. Some how the topic of pantry staples came up which led to us coming up with a list of ten things we all have in our pantry that most home cooks wouldn’t. Here is my list of 10 things that I believe you should always have on hand in your kitchen. Don’t agree? Have more to add? Leave it in the comments.
10 pantry staples you should always have on hand
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