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A few key tools for your kitchen

A few key tools for your kitchen

I am often asked by my students what gadgets or tools I use and find indispensable in the kitchen. I am not a gadget person and find myself very satisfied with my food processor, immersion blender, juicer and standard blender. That’s about it for me in the gadget department but tools are another story. I […]

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Customized Chef Jackets

Customized Chef Jackets

Since 1989 Crooked Brook has designed and manufactured chef jackets and aprons for the world’s most distinguished and discerning chefs.  “Their women’s chef coats have become the uniform for the most recognized women in the noble art and science of gastronomy.” For ordering and more information click on the link http://www.crookedbrook.com/womens-chef-jackets-coats.htm  This is where I buy […]

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Cooking Tools and Gadgets

Cooking Tools and Gadgets

I love my food processor and use it all the time for making pesto, chopping a lot of garlic, salad dressings, doughs, dips, grating beets or cheese. The endless list of jobs that are made simple with the processor is amazing. I have had the same machine (a Cuisinart) for years and rarely use any […]

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Cast Iron- the original non stick pan

Cast Iron- the original non stick pan

I was lucky enough to inherit three cast iron pans from my mother’s collection when she passed away, having asked her for them years ahead. After all, with three daughters she was bound to think of splitting them between us if I hadn’t expressed an interest. I was twice blessed with another “gift” of two […]

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How to Buy a Chef's Knife

How to Buy a Chef’s Knife

I am constantly asked by my students what type of chef’s knife to buy, how to take care of them and how to sharpen. Stay tuned for my video series on knife skills but until then here are a few guidelines. Buy a knife that feels good in your hand. There are a large variety […]

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