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Kitchen Tricks: How to Cut Bell Peppers [Video]

Bell-Peppers

Bell peppers are an extremely versatile vegetable, but cutting them can be very difficult. In this video, Chris Tavano shows you two easy ways to quickly cut down any shape or size of pepper. Featured Products: Mercer Genesis Santoku Knife Cutting board   Before taking action from the content or …

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What is a Rethermalizer?

A rethermalizer is a heavy cooking appliance that works to heat up pre-packed foods from a chilled or frozen state (below 40⁰F) to a temperature above 165⁰F, in about 90 minutes.  It is also capable of holding the temperature of food at 150⁰F, until ready to serve.  The main difference …

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Pitfalls of Resizing (or Scaling) a Recipe

Ingredients for baking recipe

Looking to take a recipe and resize it to feed 10 times or 100 times more people than the original recipe called for?  There are a few words of caution to review before doing so. The term for multiplying or dividing a recipe is called scaling, and for a lot …

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Food Service Recipes

Old Recipe Cards

In the interest of researching how to scale a recipe that feeds 6 people up to a recipe that feeds the masses, I found that it’s actually very hard to scale a recipe more than 4x up or down from the original recipe.  Well, that puts a restraint on new …

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How to Replace a Walk-In Door Hinge [Video]

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The hinges on the door to your walk-in freezer or refrigerator seldom break, but when they do, the risk of spoiled food or sky-rocketing electricity costs can increase greatly. In this video, we show you how to identify the model number for your hinge to ensure that you get the …

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Why Aren’t You Weighing Your Dry Ingredients?

Most bakers will tell you that one of their must-have-kitchen tools is a good scale that is capable of measuring in precise increments.  That’s because they rely on the scale to weigh out their ingredients, rather than simply scooping it up.  For example, take flour that has been packed in …

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