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Love Your Chef Personality and Cook Better Food

Posted by Scott on September 25, 2020 in News

Being in tune with your “chef personality” will make you happier in the kitchen, cook food that’s more authentically you and – the goal of all us cooks – delight your diners. But what are the chef personalities and how do you know which is you? You see, I believe that there are three primal

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Hey, Cook! Mind the Gap!

Posted by Scott on August 7, 2020 in News

As a cook, you know that the line between zenful, meditative cooking and carelessness can be razor thin. It happens to us all – from time to time. Blades slicing gracefully. Pots and pans humming, sizzlingly and hissing along. You are, to borrow the phrase, cooking with gas. And bam! Something goes very wrong. Thankfully,

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Farisotto

Posted by Scott on April 17, 2020 in News

Stay-at-home is interesting, isn’t it? Loads of time on your hands. Limited resources because everything is sold out at the market. Last week, the store was out of Arborio rice. Normally, that puts more than a crimp in my plans for risotto. Hmmm. It turns out that faro is a more than capable substitute for

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Beans (the green kind!) Roasted with Ginger and Soy Sauce

Posted by Scott on April 13, 2020 in News

I love green beans. But let’s be honest – too often, green beans are a limp, bland, steam or boiled after-thought. Even frozen green beans can easily move from a sad blob on the side of a plate to the star of your meal. In fact, they can be a shining cornerstone in many plant-based

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Arborio Rice with Leeks , Smoked Salmon and Blackberries

Posted by Scott on January 24, 2020 in News

Inspiration is a funny thing, isn’t it? It can come from the oddest places sometimes. And when an iconic ingredient like arborio rice is the subject, inspiration can come from half-way around the world. Yesterday, I was reading a really interesting recipe for congee. I’ve never had this Chinese rice porridge, but I was fascinated

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