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 […]

Cook With All Five Senses – It’s what the pros do

Cooking with all of your senses

In my last lesson, I focused on taste because it’s the most important, and because there is so much to that world that needs exploring. With that said, we must not forget that we have four other senses unless you’re Kate, a character in my book, Outside These Walls. She’s thought to have psychic powers. But […]

Taste Cooking – Tasting your way to dishes that soar

Sweet and Sour Pork

Taste Cooking: Using Your Taste Buds So far, all I’ve written about is something about taste, and today will be no exception as I talk about taste cooking. What do I mean? It’s simply tasting as you go. Cooking up dishes that your family will rave about is in the art and skill of balancing […]

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 […]