Food Prep 101

  • How To Make A Roulade
    Posted in: Food Prep 101, From the Editor

    A roulade is a dish of filled rolled meat or pastry. Traditionally found in various European cuisines, the term roulade originates from the French word “rouler”, meaning “to roll”. However, the term may be used in its generic sense to describe any filled rolled dish, such as those found in maki sushi. A meat-based roulade […]

  • Safe Internal Cooking Temperatures
    Posted in: Food Prep 101, Healthy Food Choices, Meats

    Cooking meat and poultry to that perfect state of “just right” is not as elusive as it sounds. While judging doneness by look and feel is an uncertain art at best, it is actually pretty easy to get great results all the time when you use an instant-read thermometer. A thermometer is the only reliable […]

  • Cooking with Dried Beans
    Posted in: Beans and Legumes, Food Prep 101, Healthy Food Choices

    Myth number one: dried beans take hours to cook. The truth is that every bag of beans is a little different. Some beans take very little time to cook–30 minutes or so. Lentils take even less time. But even the toughest beans, such as chickpeas, don’t take “hours” to cook. Sometimes, you may want a […]

  • All About Flour
    Posted in: Flour, Food Prep 101, Raw Foods

    From Joy the Baker – I had more questions than answers when it came to describing the difference between All-Purpose and Bread Flour, and why White Whole Wheat Flour was different from traditional Whole Wheat Flour. Thankfully, the bakers at King Arthur Flour came to the rescue… and they really do have all the answers. […]

  • All About Mushrooms
    Posted in: Food Prep 101, Mushrooms

    Edible mushrooms are the fleshy and edible fruit bodies of several species of macrofungi (fungi which bear fruiting structures that are large enough to be seen with the naked eye). They can appear either below ground (hypogeous) or above ground (epigeous) where they may be picked by hand.[1] Edibility may be defined by criteria that […]

  • Ceramic Cookware
    Posted in: Ceramic Cookware, Food Prep 101

    The Benefits of Ceramic Cookware: The majority of us have seen the attractive displays of ceramic cookware in kitchenware stores or catalogs. Possibly you have considered the benefits of ceramic cookware and whether it is worth the substantial price tag. Be sure to check out the Circulon Elite 10-piece Nonstick Hard-Anodized Cookware Set. The attractive […]

  • Kitchen Utensils
    Posted in: Food Prep 101, Kitchen Utensils

    Some Helpful Kitchen Utensils (there are MANY), below is a sampling of the most popular and useful: Apple-peeler Here is a tool that I was sure was just some dumb gadget before my friends Eric and Pascale gave me one! It’s an extraordinary tool that peels and removes the core of an apple in less […]

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