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The Basics: Horseradish

Cooking Essentials The Profile Horseradish Horseradish is a root vegetable known for it’s stout bite. It adds wonderful depth to sauces, dressings & marinades by offering a distinctive fiery-hot presence. Needless to say, a little horseradish goes a long way. This perennial crop is a member of the Brassicaceae family falling in line with other […]

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The Basics: Top Sirloin Steak

Cooking Essentials The Profile Top Sirloin Steak Top Sirloin Steak, also known as Top Sirloin Center-Cut Steak, is a cut taken from the sirloin primal of the cow more specifically, between the loin & the round areas. This wonderfully easy beef cut is lean & extremely versatile as it may be cooked in a variety of ways such as by pan-searing, grilling […]

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The Basics: Ribeye Steaks

Cooking Essentials  The Profile Ribeye Steaks A Ribeye Steak also referred to as Spencer Steak or Ribeye Steak, Lip-On, Boneless is a cut taken from the rib area of the cow more specifically, between ribs six through twelve. Ribeye Steaks may be cooked in a variety of ways such as by pan-searing, grilling & broiling as these methods will have […]

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The Basics: Iceberg Lettuce

Cooking Essentials The Profile Iceberg Lettuce Iceberg lettuce, also known as crisphead lettuce, is a cool weather crop grown in bulb-like spheres. It adds wonderful texture to salads & sandwiches with somewhat of a neutral taste. Iceberg lettuce can be the basic foundation for a variety of simple combinations & pairs well with creamy additions such as […]

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The Basics: Blue Cheese

Cooking Essentials The Profile Blue Cheese Blue cheese may be purchased in wheels, wedges, crumbled & ready to serve. Some varieties are quite firm whilst others have a much softer texture. In general, blue cheese is made by adding a culture to pasteurized cow’s milk which transforms lactose into lactic acid thus solidifying the mixture. […]

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Cooking Classics: Buttermilk-Blue Cheese Dressing

Cooking Classics The Technique Buttermilk-Blue Cheese Dressing A good blue cheese dressing is much easier to prepare from scratch than your may think. Mayonnaise, whole buttermilk, crumbled blue cheese & a bit of seasoning is all that is necessary & it’s so much better than commercial varieties. Use it for salads, hot wings & sandwiches […]

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The Basics: Russet Potatoes

Cooking Essentials The Profile Russet Potatoes Russet potatoes are a versatile root vegetable ideal for a variety of recipe applications. They may be baked, boiled or fried with exceptional results. In general, potatoes should be stored in a cool, dark location. They will hold several weeks in a cool location such as a pantry keeps […]

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The Basics: How To Choose A Whisk

Cooking & Baking Essentials  The Profile  Whisks Whisks come in all sorts of sizes & many varieties from which to choose as they are designed for very specific tasks. Ultra small classic shaped whisks are ideal for emulsifying small batch salad dressings & marinades perfect for beef cuts such as skirt steak & flank steak […]

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