Broiling – An overlooked but efficient dry heat method


In addition to roasting and baking, broiling is another dry heat method for cooking. But when was the last time you fired up your broiler? I have to admit. I don’t use mine very often. But when you need to, you need to. Today’s featured image is that of pork carnitas, slow cooked to tender […]

Cooking Methods – Learn the culinary terms for applying heat to food

cooking methods

Cooking Methods: Why you should care … Cooking methods refer to how heat is applied to food. Any recipe that’s worth its salt has properly matched the cooking method with the food being cooked. Would you ever boil fish? I wouldn’t. I don’t. Boiling is a violent cooking method that’s suitable for few things. Perhaps […]

The 5 Tastes – balancing the basic tastes to create endless dishes

Man balancing 5 tastes while making risotto

Balancing the 5 tastes to create flavor and texture Before I leave the topic of the 5 tastes and balancing them to achieve endless dishes, I’ve got one more on the subject in an attempt to put a bow around it. I ran across this video on making risotto. I’m sorry for the length because […]

How to Cut Onions … and avoid the tears

how to cut onions

Those pesky onions I know you came here to find how to cut onions, so below is a great video on how to six different ways. But I’m hoping you’ll stick around long enough to learn something about knives and other knife skills. Knife skills are an essential part of every home cook’s repertoire. The […]

Sweet Foods – Probably salty’s closest cousin

Sweet foods

What is it about sweet stuff? Sweet foods … who doesn’t like something sweet from time to time? Actually, me. Rarely do I seek out something sweet. Not always the case but moving on. I previously talked about the five tastes, six if we throw in spicy. So today, I want to start on a […]

Cooking Classes – A FREE and complete culinary curriculum

Cooking classes

More than cooking classes My cooking classes will have you whipping up dishes like a pro, and you won’t have to put out a dime. Search the internet all you want, but you won’t find what I’m offering for FREE anywhere. Sure, you can find free stuff a bunch, but only if you know what […]