Here’s a quick overview of cutting boards that I like, and don’t like, what works, what doesn’t … Will be good to have various sizes. And good to have several so that you can designate one for fish, meat, fruit/veggies, and even one specifically for onions/garlic. Although, most boards will clean up and be odor [...]
As a therapeutic chef I look for ways to minimize harmful affects of cooking — and the maillard reaction and fond are two that I avoid. Both are coveted by most chefs (including me) for both visual appeal and taste satisfaction. So, I’ve challenged myself to come up with ways in which to create the look of browned food and to create the unami flavor in my food. You’ll be able to read more about this in my upcoming book: The Upgraded Chef (available online, soon!).
Essential kitchen equipment for the healthful efficient chef. Tooling up in the kitchen with the necessities.
Here are a few of my favorite culinary handbooks, that I have found very useful in my culinary journey.
I just received this question, via email from a friend: Celtic Sea Salt vs Himalayan Salt Which do you prefer? I know you like lots of flavored salts, but this is just for everyday use. Kathie ———- Kathie, for an overall, general use, I go for the Himalayan Salt. I think the H Salt is [...]
A wonderfully refreshing drink, adapted from: (name of book to come) 1 plum 1 apple 1 cup water 3 cups ice (or 1 cup coconut milk, omit water) 3 sprigs thyme Top each serving with a few drops of Balsamic Vinegar Slow-carb version: add Coconut Milk and serve as a soup
Holiday appetizers can come in a variety of forms and flavors… here are mine, that I created for the “Raw Food Connection” potluck in Monterey this past weekend.
I’ve had many many juicers, first one I bought was in 1990(!) — when I began to fix myself. Was watching an informercial — Jay Kordich selling this Juiceman Juicer. It was a $200 unit, one of the…
22 September, Thursday
I created this soup for the Cooking Demo at Williams-Sonoma, July 10th (following a trip to the Farmer’s Market) in Los Gatos. A couple of the people who stopped by knew that cabbage is good for the stomach, protecting against, and aiding recovery of, stomach ulcers. This brought back memories of when I first started [...]