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Let’s Talk Umami Factor: Preserved Lemons

I first came across preserved lemons on a trip to NYC back in 2012. A seemingly ordinary pasta dish suddenly became extraordinary with the addition of one simple ingredient. There was a slight citrus in the dish, but not overpowering; it was soft and subtle, and its aroma rivaled that …

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Food Trends We’re Tired Of

Usually when an ingredient rises to critical acclaim status it’s because a chef took an innovative spin on its preparation or made it more palatable. Take kale, an ingredient long relegated as a garnish beneath a scoop of chicken salad finally received its turn in the spotlight when it was …

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Support Local Farms – Join a CSA

Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) isn’t a new concept, but there are still a lot of people who aren’t familiar with it. If you’re one of those people, not to worry—I’m here to help! Here’s how it works: A CSA program provides individuals with direct access to high quality, fresh produce …

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The Big Eat in Denver, Colorado

What happens when you ask a group of chefs, restaurateurs, bar and general managers to throw a party for the city of Denver? You get The Big Eat, Denver’s signature culinary party featuring more than 70 Denver-area restaurants serving up unlimited small bites, beer, wine and cocktails. Hosted by EatDenver, …

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Commercial Kitchen DIY: Gas Connections

When you decided to open a restaurant, you probably did so because you had a passion for cooking (Hopefully, because it certainly isn’t for the profit margins!). You know your way around a Santoku and chinois, and can set up a proper mise en place blindfolded. From spatulas, knives, mixing …

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Types of Cookware Materials

As a cook in a commercial kitchen, consistency is key to keeping food costs low and customers happy. Knowing which types of pan materials are best suited to the foods you cook is helpful when creating a good menu. For example, if your restaurant specializes in homemade pasta sauces, I wouldn’t …

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[CONTEST ALERT] Enter to Win Food Storage Essentials by Cambro

Food safety starts with food storage. Keeping your products fresh and free from cross-contamination ensures customers stay safe. Cambro’s collection of food storage containers are NSF certified and made of virtually unbreakable polycarbonate. Clear sides with printed measurements make it easy to see product inside. So what are you waiting …

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