Tag: Chef

Saffire Grill, A Step above in quality and versatility

I am a chef. I have only recently begun this new trek as a blogger, and even more recently started doing research and testing for product reviews. I chose a great product play with this summer. I am in love with my kamado grill from Saffire. Seriously, this is the product to demystify the world of real smoking and grilling… Read more →

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A necessity for the kitchen brought to you by Chard

With the onset of autumn, it is the time that most chefs and home foodies jump into preservation mode.  There is a plethora of wild mushrooms to store, gardens to harvest, and the hunt to freeze for a later day.  Canning is a must and freezer paper always has it’s place, but vacuum sealing offers longer durations of storage as… Read more →

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Smoked Portuguese Peasant Sausage

Sausage is a form of expression. Much like other cooking techniques, charcuterie is meant for experimentation. This sausage came to me as we were planning the Brazilian steakhouse night that we had at the university where I work. Through the use of select herbs and spices I turned a simple sausage ratio into a fun play on a traditional Portuguese… Read more →

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2 Great Spent Grain Sourdough Bread Recipes

Working in a local brewery has given me access to spent grain as far as the eye can see.  I must say that this sustainable option not only offers variety but amazing flavor as well.  For home brewers, brewery workers, and homesteaders spent grain is an option that, although oftentimes overlooked, should be given a second glance. Spent Grain Herb… Read more →

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A Chef’s Struggle

Benoit Violier committed suicide and many people have nothing but questions.  I have questions too.  Where did you find the inspiration?  How does it feel to reach that level?  The only question I don’t want to ask is, “Why?” Please don’t think this is saying that I completely understand or accept such an action.  I however can see how this can… Read more →

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