Have you experienced molecular gastronomy? This art of using food’s physical and chemical characteristics to exploit the true flavors and appease our palettes has a big following. Some smart designers in France decided that drinking our favorite recipes offers a unique method of tasting our food – with fewer calories!
My kitchen closet is loaded with the sins of someone who is not a real chef. You are told by every cooking guru on the planet to never have single duty appliances. If your going to spend money and take up space with something, it should always do more than one thing. I have a little cookie baker, cake pop oven, cupcake maker and mini slider grill, and now I have my eyes on the next counter-top cooker that will also make a great gift, for mans best friend.
Autumn has arrived! Which of course means a chill in the air, football on TV and harvest themed everything. Chefs everywhere will be ramping up their kitchen to prepare plenty of feasts for all to share, involving things like pumpkins, squash, carrots, grapes and of course apples. Apples of all colors arrive by the bushel in the Fall season. Why let an apple just be an apple when you can slather it with candy!
I know I am not alone in my love of fried foods. I’m also well aware that not only are they not good for ME, they really aren’t good for anybody. So I try to have them in moderation, but I always find myself craving some fries. I’ve tried baking them… just not the same. So I just deprive myself for as long as I can, and then I end up doing the wrong thing, and I go and eat an enormous plate of cheese fries. Come on, isnt there a better way?
How many times have you woken up in the morning and yawned your way into the kitchen and filled a giant bowl with some Nutty-O’s or Fruity Pebbles, opened the fridge door and saw that you didn’t have enough milk? or worse, that the milk you did have had expired the day before! Begrudgingly you attempted the sniff test and while it seemed a little “off” you tasted it anyway. I hate those mornings… and the taste test only seems to go well about 1 out of 10 times.
Overcooking food. There is no better way to kick a nice evening off than burning the steaks or overcooking the potatoes. Think of it, you have friends over, you are trying to be host(ess) and get all the food finalized. Make sure the grill is a certain temp, make sure the water on the stove is hot enough, keep the side dishes warm…but not cooking. It is a challenge to juggle all the tasks! Arm yourself with a tool that can help you manage times like this, and more.