USEFUL MEASUREMENTS and VOLUMES

A quick list of common Kitchen Quantities   One Cup contains 16 Tablespoons or 48 teaspoons ¾ C = 12 Tablespoons or 36 teaspoons ½ C = 8 Tablespoons or 24 teaspoons ¼ C = 4 Tablespoons or 12...

Brussels Sprouts

Those delightful “little cabbages” have been enjoyed for centuries. Lovingly grilled, dramatically stir-fried, and reluctantly brutally boiled - sometimes to the disdain of children for centuries too. A short time after the collapse of the...

Recipes are Roadmaps

It’s hard to miss this - but the secrets of How to Prepare Food has been written down for more than 3,500 years.  After evolving from hunter-gatherers into the earliest agrarians, builders, and traders...

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‘Tis always the Season, to season

GENERAL SEASONING TIPS Just a little salt & pepper can take a bland food to a mouth pleasing food. But there is so much more! Practice using seasonings, your foods will taste and look better....

Ethylene

No, it’s not your skinny great aunt – obsessed with Pilates and Yoga. But it is gassy. Ethylene, in our food context, refers to the colorless hydrocarbon gas which plants use (because it is a...

What is Flavor?

What is Flavor anyway? Basically, it is whatever affects taste.  Let’s expand and explore how we use flavor.  Even your toothpaste has some level of flavor, from basic salt on baking soda to advanced dental...

Tex-Mex

Tex-Mex

From the rolling outcroppings, hidden caverns, and canopies of tree-filled vistas of the Hill Country, a glorious backdrop to the six historical cultural flags of the Alamo city which spreads outwards to the vast south Texas...

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Professional kitchen tips

This edition of From The Flavor Bench is dedicated to your safety in the kitchen. Chefs work smarter not harder by knowing the little steps and tricks to keep things safe and reduce unwanted costs. First,...