I’m not sure why I ended up becoming a chef. It’s not like I grew up in a family with a rich culinary history. In fact, to this day my mom wonders how I “got to be so good” with food because she’s… well, not (her words, not mine). Both my parents valued our family
Has anyone else had a crazy-busy January?? (Raises hand.) Where did the month go? Pink hearts and Valentine’s Day decorations adorn every store already and I’m over here like: “Wasn’t Christmas yesterday??” But despite the exciting schedule my family had this last month, I was able to spend some amazing quality time in the kitchen.
Trussing a chicken can be a daunting yet one of the most important aspects of preparing a roasted chicken. Once you’ve mastered the technique, however, it makes the whole experience a seemingly easy and tasty one. A properly trussed chicken ensures an even cook throughout the whole bird while making it a beautiful centerpiece for the
With only a handful of weeks left of bright nights and summer heat, my family decided to squeeze in a last minute camping trip. Now, I know camping isn’t for everyone, but those who love it know that part of what makes camping fun is being able to cook outdoors. I may be used to my well-stocked kitchen
One of the first things I learned in culinary school was that the obnoxious tall white hats with the 100 pleats we wore represented the 100 different ways you can cook an egg. Something tells me that Marie-Antoine Carême (the father of French cuisine and reason the toque became the iconic piece of a chef’s uniform) would
My favorite breakfast recipe of fried eggs, roasted heirloom cherry tomatoes, and homemade sourdough bread.