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The Basics: Cheddar Cheese

Cooking Essentials  The Profile Cheddar Cheese Cheddar, originally from England, may be identified as a semi-hard to hard cheese. Young Cheddars are generally made from pasteurized cow’s milk whilst many aged are not. When properly cured, expect a crumbly texture, conversely a smooth consistency may be noted if the cheese isn’t aged for very long. Common […]

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Rebecca Gordon’s Cooking Class: Lesson No. 9 Oil

Rebecca Gordon’s Cooking Class Cooking Skills Lesson No. 9 Oil The Objective: Today’s lesson focuses on oil & the ways it may be used in a variety of cooking applications ranging from savory main dish dinner solutions, side dishes & appetizers to baked goods. Oil is available in many styles. Some are better for sauces […]

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The Basics: Pinto Beans

Cooking Essentials The Technique Pinto Beans Pinto beans are probably most notable for authentic Mexican recipe applications. If seasoned well, they may be served as a side dish or cooked & used as a recipe component in order to make many delicious items such as burritos, chimichangas & more. They are wonderful in appetizers or may […]

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The Basics: Dried Anaheim Chiles

Cooking Essentials The Profile Dried Anaheim Chiles Dried Anaheim Chiles are peppers that originated in California named specifically after the city in which they are grown. They register on the Scoville Scale, a chart specifically designed to gauge the heat level of peppers, typically between 500 to 1,000. Bell peppers fall at the bottom of the […]

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The Basics: Serrated Utility Knife

Cooking Essentials  The Technique Serrated Utility Knife A serrated utility knife is a multipurpose tasking tool that should be in every kitchen. Generally measuring approximately 9-inches in length, it makes slicing items with thick skins or crusty surfaces fast, simple & less cumbersome all the while providing a neat, clean appearance. They are a vital […]

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The Basics: Cherokee Purple Tomatoes

Cooking Essentials The Profile Cherokee Purple Tomatoes Cherokee Purple tomatoes are an heirloom variety that may be identified by their meaty taste & bold, deep pink coloration although they are technically considered a black tomato– those that are rich in anthocyanins. The flavor of this slicing tomato is best when the fruit is given an opportunity to ripen directly […]

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Cooking Classics: Pecan Pesto

Cooking Classics The Technique Pecan Pesto Fresh basil, Parmesan cheese & flavorful spices make pesto a wonderful summer staple that may be used to make salads, side dishes & pasta better. Although traditionally prepared with pine nuts, peanuts, pecans & many other nuts many be substituted to offer a slightly different taste. Pecan Pesto is […]

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The Basics: Campari Tomatoes

Cooking Essentials The Profile Campari Tomatoes  Campari tomatoes, also known as solanum lycopersicum ‘campari’, are considered a cocktail tomato & were developed specifically for the modern consumer. Campari’s are a good choice to use in salads & appetizers for those whom maybe aren’t inclined with a green thumb as they’re readily available in markets. The fruit is sold […]

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