Published: Thu, 20 Oct 2016 11:30:19 +0000
2016-10-20T11:30:19ZLong Term Food Storage or Emergency Survival Foods. I've listed ten of my favorite food storage companies with great tasting products at a reasonable cost.
2016-10-20T11:30:19ZCooking with the seasons means choosing fruits and vegetables that are at the peak of freshness and flavor. Buying locally grown produce is the best.
2016-10-20T11:30:19ZGround coffee adds a nice complex flavor to meats, especially beef. This grilled coffee-rubbed steak has great bold flavor that pairs very well with roasted vegetables.
2016-10-20T11:30:19ZFinding great seafood can be more difficult than the actual cooking itself. But through the internet fresh seafood is available to everyone.
2016-10-20T11:30:19ZHere is a list of some of my favorite internet shops to find great organic foods quicker and cheaper than the local grocer.
2016-10-20T11:30:19ZComprehensive list of fruits and vegetables in season in the month of July, arranged by geographical regions in the United States.
2016-10-20T11:30:19ZA definition of caster sugar, along with recipe suggestions. Plus how to make and where to buy caster sugar.
2016-10-20T11:30:19ZMaking your own fresh pasta is fast and easy. You only need 3 ingredients. Let me show you how simple it is with my step-by-step photo instructions.
2016-10-20T11:30:19ZLots of ideas for cheese fondue dippers, plus fondue recipes, and suggestions for what to serve to make a meal of cheese fondue.
2016-10-20T11:30:19ZPomegranates are in season during the fall and winter months. The edible seeds (actually called arils, the tiny seed is surrounded by a juice sac) and juice, which have a wonderful sweet flavor, are great for cooking or enjoying on their own. Here is a great method for cutting open a pomegranate that minimizes the mess and gives you the greatest possible yield of edible fruit.
2016-10-20T11:30:19ZHere are some of my favorite gourmet gift basket companies that are reliable, feature high-quality gourmet foods, and have good customer service.
2016-10-20T11:30:19ZFor the best taste, you should be eating produce in season. Here is a look at what is in season during November with recipe suggestions.
2016-10-20T11:30:19ZCheck out this list of where to buy meat online. Find the best quality beef, pork, and lamb products delivered to your home.
2016-10-20T11:30:19ZWhether you are looking for a Heritage Breed Turkey to roast this year for Thanksgiving or a turkey that has already been prepared and cooked, here is list of some of my favorite places to buy a mail order turkey - reputable companies with fantastic products!
2016-10-20T11:30:19ZChoosing sustainable seafood means the seafood is harvested in a way that doesn't harm other sea creatures or harm the ecosystem where it is found. The species aren't overfished so they can be enjoyed by future generations. This benefits chefs, the consumer, fisherman and the environment. This is my Top Ten list of ecofriendly seafood choices that are not only good for the future of fishing but also very delicious and healthy products for the dining table your whole family can get excited about!
2016-10-20T11:30:19ZThis best way to end hunger is to get involved; here is a list of organizations that will use your charitable donations to fight hunger.
2016-10-20T11:30:19ZCrepes are a deliciously thin and light alternative to pancakes. Here is my step-by-step method (with pictures) for making perfect crepes every time.
2016-10-20T11:30:19ZA few decades ago wild game was a huge part of the average American's diet. As people moved away from the country and into the cities, however, we lost this connection to the land. Consumers relied more and more on factory farms and our meat choices were reduced to beef, pork, chicken, and lamb. Today several companies specialize in game meats and have made these once rare products readily available to consumers.
2016-10-20T11:30:19ZHere are some great online meat shops with extremely good steaks (most are prime beef or wagyu) and amazing customer service.
2016-10-20T11:30:19ZSome of the most respectable producers of delicious foods out there offer incredible gourmet food-of-the-month clubs to fit every taste and budget.
2016-10-20T11:30:19ZThe big day is here and it's time for the biggest football party of the year! Here are 10 of our favorite gourmet dishes for you to make - delicious with lots of flavor but not complicated or time-consuming to prepare. Try these great finger foods at your get together. Your guests will love them!
2016-10-20T11:30:19ZCheck out my step-by-step instructions (with pictures) on how to cut fresh, juicy pineapple with the least amount of work and still get the most amount of fruit.
2016-10-20T11:30:19ZCooking is an excellent way for children to learn responsibility, teamwork, and valuable skills they can use later in life. Spending time together in the kitchen also creates quality family time and wonderful memories. Here are my choices for kid-friendly cookbooks that are well-written, engaging, and teach valuable culinary skills.
2016-10-20T11:30:19ZGourmet gift baskets make a wonderful gift any time of the year but are especially welcome around the holidays. Don't know what to give someone or short on time? Almost everyone loves and appreciates the gift of food. It's hard to go wrong. There are thousands of gift basket companies, a few good ones and a lot of not so good ones. Here are some of my favorite companies that are reliable, feature high quality gourmet foods, and have good customer service.
2016-10-20T11:30:19ZLearn about heritage turkeys, and find out where to buy these flavorful birds online for your Thanksgiving feast.
2016-10-20T11:30:19ZLooking for the best places to buy gourmet foods? Here are my favorite online stores for getting the best quality specialty foods at the best prices.
2016-10-20T11:30:19ZGourmet cheese can be hard to find locally if you don't have a specialty market or cheese shop. Here are some online sources to find some fantastic cheeses.
2016-10-20T11:30:19ZLearn about Arborio rice substitutes for risotto recipes, including short grained rices and other starchy grains.
2016-10-20T11:30:19ZVanilla is an essential ingredient for which there is no true substitute. Here is a list of premium vanilla extracts that I consider to be the best.
2016-10-20T11:30:19ZIt’s easy to dismiss Rachael as an amateur chef. She uses boxed ingredients, she hates specialty foods in recipes, her food often has silly nicknames, and she uses abbreviations like EVOO for extra-virgin olive oil. But people love Rachael because of her engaging personality, her recipes fit the American lifestyle – cheap and easy, and most importantly, Rachael Ray is someone they can relate to.
2016-10-20T11:30:19ZDozens of magazines have devoted themselves to the culinary world. Here are my choices for some of the best food magazines available.
2016-10-20T11:30:19ZBecause of the higher cocoa butter content, drinking chocolates will also be richer and often thicker than hot cocoa. Here are my favorites.
2016-10-20T11:30:19ZHere is a list of the fruits and vegetables most contaminated and which you should buy organic if possible.
2016-10-20T11:30:19ZMake planning your next party a snap! Here are some companies that will deliver high quality appetizers right to your door. Just heat and serve.
2016-10-20T11:30:19ZFerran Adria has been called the world's greatest chef. He is certainly one of the most creative. Here is the biography of this famed chef.
2016-10-20T11:30:19ZHere are ten of the most popular gourmet chicken recipes. You will find delicious dishes from regional America and around the world.
2016-10-20T11:30:19ZHaving trouble? Here are some helpful suggestions: Check your spelling. Avoid punctuation, and make sure
2016-10-20T11:30:19ZFind hundreds of different varieties of gourmet salts from around the world at these great online shops.
2016-10-20T11:30:19ZIdeas and inspiration for crafting an Italian gift basket filled with everything your gift recipient needs to make a gourmet Italian pasta dinner.
2016-10-20T11:30:19ZA definition of palm sugar, along with information about palm sugar and coconut palm sugar, forms of palm sugar, palm sugar shopping tips, palm sugar recipes, and online sources for buying palm sugar.
2016-10-20T11:30:19ZSpring is finally here and with it comes the first fresh veggies of the year. Here are some great recipes to get cooking with what's fresh and in season in April.
2016-10-20T11:30:19ZHere is a step-by-step method to show you how to properly trim an artichoke. You'll be pleasantly rewarded with the superior taste of fresh artichoke.
2016-10-20T11:30:19ZSmall Ice Cream Companies around the country are churning out some amazing frozen treats. Here are some of my favorite ice cream artisans who sell their products online.
2016-10-20T11:30:19ZRoasted whole cauliflower recipe combines fragrant spices with a bit of olive oil and lemon juice for a dish that is both easy to prepare and healthy.
2016-10-20T11:30:19ZFor the first time ever, the Food Network will give the general public exclusive, behind-the-scenes tours of its studios. Tour goers will see where Food Network stars like Rachael Ray and Guy Fieri produce their shows as well as a look inside Iron Chef's Kitchen Stadium. Guests will also see Food Network Kitchens where the network’s recipes are developed and tested.
2016-10-20T11:30:19ZMaking ravioli from scratch is easy to do. Once you learn the basics with these instructions, you can fill your ravioli with anything you can imagine.
2016-10-20T11:30:19ZThe gift of chocolate is always a good choice. A run-of-the-mill mass produced American chocolate bar is a nice treat but if you really care about someone, give them the good stuff - chocolates hand made by a true artisan, a chocolatier, out of the highest quality ingredients with no artificial ingredients. Here is a list of my favorite chocolate companies making some truly extraordinary candies.
2016-10-20T11:30:19ZDauphinoise is the French method of baking potatoes in milk, cream and cheese. In France every home cook has his or her own formula for preparing this gratin.
2016-10-20T11:30:19ZChocolate is the perfect gift for those we care about. Here are some online chocolate shops with some truly extraordinary products.
2016-10-20T11:30:19ZHave a friend or family member that's a meat lover? Check out this list of where to buy meat online. Find the best quality beef, pork, and lamb products delivered to your home.
2016-10-20T11:30:19ZTips and ideas for crafting your own gourmet gift baskets, from budgeting to choosing a theme to shopping for the perfect specialty foods. Plus, get pointers on assembling and shipping your gift basket.
2016-10-20T11:30:19ZChutneys are good for more than just Indian dishes. Try chutneys as an accompaniment to cheese, meats, as a sandwich spread, or even over ice cream.
2016-10-20T11:30:19ZTry white truffle oil drizzled over eggs, popcorn, creamy cheeses, pasta, salads, or mushroom dishes. Use to finish polenta or as a dipping oil.
2016-10-20T11:30:19ZBreton is another term for a French Butter Cake and they are absolutely delicious! This Cranberry Apple Breton is wonderful to make in the Fall and Winter when apples are fresh and cranberries are plentiful.
2016-10-20T11:30:19ZTwice, New York Magazine voted Neil Kleinberg's blueberry pancakes best in the city. These are really good, and now you can make them.
2016-10-20T11:30:19Z5 of my favorite lobster companies - Maine lobster fishermen or they buy directly from Maine fishermen, deliver the live lobsters to you overnight.
2016-10-20T11:30:19ZHere is a collection of ten of my favorite pie recipes to satisfy your sweet tooth. From chocolate to fruit to a rustic tart, you'll find a delicious slice of heaven to finish any meal.
2016-10-20T11:30:19ZAn extensive list of cheese accompaniment suggestions, including gourmet specialty crackers, chutneys, cracker crisps, and much more.
2016-10-20T11:30:19ZRaw oysters on the half shell are a culinary treat. Opening the oysters is really a quite simple task, although it does take a bit of practice.
2016-10-20T11:30:19ZFood gift baskets make a wonderful gift any time of the year but are especially welcome around the holidays. Gift baskets are quick, easy, and will travel anywhere in the world.
2016-10-20T11:30:19ZHere is a list of online shops selling the best caviar available, that have consistently provided quality products and good service.
2016-10-20T11:30:19ZLemons are especially nice in cakes. The layers are soaked with lemon syrup with delicious lemon and mascarpone cream in between.
2016-10-20T11:30:19ZWhat are some other ways to make your kitchen eco-friendly? Here is a list of ten easy ideas to help the environment, many that you can do right now.
2016-10-20T11:30:19ZWhen you can't find fresh wild mushrooms locally, here are some fantastic online mushroom sellers that provide quality products.
2016-10-20T11:30:19ZThe small state of Vermont hosts dozens of artisan cheesemakers creating a huge variety of cheeses, it's impossible to say who's the best.
2016-10-20T11:30:19ZFollow these easy step-by-step instructions (with pictures) to make light as a feather gnocchi every time. These simple little potato pillows are delicious!
2016-10-20T11:30:19ZIf you can only have one good knife, a chef's knife is what you want. A high quality chef's knife will cost you money, but if properly taken care of it will last a lifetime.
2016-10-20T11:30:19ZThe heavenly taste of truffles is only matched by its price tag. Here are the best reputable shops online to find fresh truffles.
2016-10-20T11:30:19ZEasy copycat recipe for cronuts. A cross between croissants and donuts = cronuts, they are wonderfully flaky and delicious.
2016-10-20T11:30:19ZFancy cookware or kitchen tools aren't necessary to cook great food. They can, however, make your life a whole lot easier. Here are a dozen of my favorite online stores for kitchenware, in no particular order. So whether you're looking for a chef's knife or a cherry pitter or that whatchamacallit that does that thing, look here first. These shops often have sales, so check around for the best price.
2016-10-20T11:30:19ZHere is list of some of my favorite bacon makers that are producing this delicious meat the old fashioned way without a lot of chemicals.
2016-10-20T11:30:19ZFruit gift baskets make a wonderful gift any time of the year but are especially welcome around the holidays. Don't know what to give someone or short on time? Almost everyone loves and appreciates the gift of fruit. It's hard to go wrong. There are thousands of gift basket companies, a few good ones and a lot of not so good ones. Here are some of my favorite companies that are reliable, feature high quality fresh fruit, and have good customer service.
2016-10-20T11:30:19ZThese amazing fish tacos are delicious and very simple to make. Use a white, flaky fish like mahi mahi or orata.
2016-10-20T11:30:19ZStock your pantry this winter with the essentials! When the weather turns bad it's comforting to know you have a good supply of the basic ingredients right on hand to whip up something for the family.
2016-10-20T11:30:19ZJamie Oliver, Great Britain's wonder boy chef, is as much a humanitarian as a great cook. A very skilled chef with an impressive resume, Jamie has chosen not to create a restaurant empire like many of his contemporaries but rather start a cooking school for underprivileged youth and campaign for better food in the school systems. He's not quite penniless, though. His charming personality and good looks have made him a television star, as well as creating numerous book deals.
2016-10-20T11:30:19ZA review of Trader Joe's Precooked Organic Polenta, plus pros and cons of using precooked polenta vs making homemade polenta from scratch with cornmeal.
2016-10-20T11:30:19ZWhat exactly is caviar? Why is it so highly prized and so expensive? Here are the facts on where caviar comes from and what all the fuss is about.
2016-10-20T11:30:19ZA roundup of lunch box-friendly specialty food snacks that are healthy, nonperishable, and perfect for packing into school lunches. Plus, learn where to buy these kid-pleasing snack options online.
2016-10-20T11:30:19ZSpaniards referred to any wine punch as sangria. This Mexican sangria recipe has more alcohol content, making it a great pairing with spicy foods.
2016-10-20T11:30:19ZThis Seafood Chowder is the signature dish of Monks' Bar and Restaurant in the village of Ballyvaughan, in County Clare, West Ireland.
2016-10-20T11:30:19ZGordon Ramsay has been called a lot of things in his life. Nice guy probably isnt one of them. Chef Ramsay is more known for his temper and scathing outbursts in the kitchen. However, despite his unconventional management style, he is without a doubt one of the best chefs in the world and has several successful restaurants to prove it.
2016-10-20T11:30:19ZA brief definition of the flavor enhancer Torula yeast, plus information on its use as a natural flavor enhancer and MSG alternative.
2016-10-20T11:30:19ZIt might just be cooking in a hole full of hot rocks but there's a method to it and the results are a delicious feast for everyone!
2016-10-20T11:30:19ZFor a truly gourmet chocolate experience, you must go to the artisan chocolate maker. Here is a list of my favorite chocolate rabbits from world class chocolatiers.
2016-10-20T11:30:19ZPoaching is a simple technique for cooking dishes that are flavorful and low-fat. Here are instructions for making poaching easy.
2016-10-20T11:30:19ZParent of a child with a nut allergy? Check out this list of sweet treats, all made in nut-free facilities - perfect for classroom birthday parties.
2016-10-20T11:30:19ZA review of Seeds of Change's Korma, Jalfrezi, Tikka Masala, and Madras curry Indian Simmer Sauces. Plus tasting notes, and where to buy this line of shelf-stable, organic, vegetarian, and kosher simmer sauces.
2016-10-20T11:30:19ZHere's a beautiful comfort soup from Chef Patrick O'Connell. Delicious and complex flavors with a velvety texture. Perfect for those cold winter days.
2016-10-20T11:30:19ZFresh avocado is a real treat. Here is a simple technique for peeling an avocado to get to the delicious flesh and how to easily remove the pit.
2016-10-20T11:30:19ZThis simple classic lemon tart is a work of art! The lemon curd comes out perfectly smooth and the taste is bursting with lemon flavor.
2016-10-20T11:30:19ZA definition of polenta, including a quick guide to the different types of polenta available, polenta uses, polenta recipes, and where to buy polenta online.
2016-10-20T11:30:19ZLove lemon meringue pie? Try this recipe with a delicious, tangy lemon curd and loads of billowing meringue piled high.
2016-10-20T11:30:19ZFast and easy calamari. This classic French dish is so beautifully simple: fresh squid, parsley, and garlic.
2016-10-20T11:30:19ZEnjoy photos of classic Christmas foods while reading about the history behind Christmas food traditions and customs. Plus, learn where to buy traditional Christmas specialty foods online.
2016-10-20T11:30:19ZToday, there are several U.S. producers that sell Kobe beef. Here is a list of reputable ranchers and vendors that sell Kobe (Wagyu) beef online.
2016-10-20T11:30:19ZCorn chowder is an American classic. Sweet corn and savory bacon are combined with onions and potatoes to create a hearty chowder that is a meal in itself.
2016-10-20T11:30:19ZImproper care of caviar will change a delicious, expensive caviar into a cheap tasting mound of fish eggs. Caviar is a very perishable product and needs to be properly stored and served to retain its delicate flavors. Here are a few tips for keeping caviar at its best.
2016-10-20T11:30:19ZIf you or someone you know is a chocolate lover, the chocolate-of-the-month club is a delicious gift that will be appreciated all year long.
2016-10-20T11:30:19ZOn March 19, 2009 Michelle Obama, with the help of some local schoolchildren, broke ground on the South Lawn for the first vegetable garden at the White House since Eleanor Roosevelt's victory garden during World War II.
2016-10-20T11:30:19ZHot and spicy chicken feet are a favorite treat in Asian countries. This wonderful street food doesn't have much meat on it but is packed with flavor.