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Keep That Cooking Area Clean

Food poisoning is one of the most common illnesses today. It begins as a slight discomfort a few hours after eating and grows into a life-threatening condition that requires hospitalization. The most common causes are Salmonella coli and Listeria monocytogenes. They can be a common problem in a chef’s kitchen. …

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7 Steps Choosing Right Cooking Schools

Have you ever thought about going back to school to become a better home cook? Or maybe you have aspirations of becoming a professional chef. Based on the number of culinary schools out there, there must be a lot of you with the same idea. I just read an article …

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how to make a stuffed chuck roast

A rolled roast is one of my favorite easy meals. Depending on the stuffing it can be down home or upscale. It’s a gourmet treat for a dinner party or a Sunday supper after the big game. Once it’s in the oven you can sit back and pretty much relax. …

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How to Grill With Marinades – Tips on Grilling

Marinating meat before grilling helps tenderize it and adds wonderful flavor. Tenderizing agents often used in marinades include acidic ingredients such as vinegar, lemon juice, lime juice, yogurt and even wine. Fresh papaya, ginger and pineapple contain tenderizing enzymes, and they add exotic flavors as well. Marinades are wonderfully versatile …

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how to make strawberry jam

At the grocery store you’ll pay $3.00 to $4.00 for a 8 oz. jar of strawberry jam.  Go to a gourmet store and that same jar will cost upwards of $6.00.  How to make strawberry jam is a simple question to answer.  It’s fruit and sugar cooked until the natural …

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Lemon Peel Adds Zest to Food

Adding dried lemon rind to salad dressings, dips and yogurt gives it an intensely lemony flavor not possible with just lemon juice. When you’re on a weight loss program, adding lemon peel ads flavor but no calories. Lemon rind is not available in most supermarkets but it’s not difficult to …

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Cooking Mediterranean Style with Stir Through Pesto Sauce

If you love Italian food then you will love the range of pesto and Italian sauces that Sacla make and will be impressed by their high quality. The Italian cuisine is at the heart of European cooking and a lot of people would list Italian food amongst their favourites. This …

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Vinaigrette Dressing, A Simple Balsamic Recipe Will Do

Balsamic vinaigrette isn’t a strict secret shrouded in mystery by celebrities and gourmet chefs. Delicious vinaigrette is easy to prepare and healthy. Oil and vinegar salad dressings and vinaigrette recipes can be used by those of us who aren’t in culinary school. Times have certainly changed since Seven Sea’s Italian …

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The Principles of Scientific Cooking

Proper cooking makes it easier to digest good ingredients. Scientifically, cooking modifies every nutrient in exactly the same way as digestive juices, with the exception of fats, while at the same time breaking down foods by dissolving the soluble parts, which are the effects of digestive juices. It will be …

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