Recently, I had a student ask, “Did the butcher tie that roast for you?” and was amazed that I “tied it like a butcher”. I grew up knowing how to tie a roast-my…

Sometimes chefs forget that not everyone understands all cooking terms or that there can be a misunderstanding about a term.  Sometimes even “celebrity chefs”, some…

I have cookware coming out of my ears (and cabinets).  I bought my first All-Clad right out of school and kept acquiring pieces for the next 20 years. And now I have…

Salad dressings seem to be a mystery to many.  I have noticed that there are many a cook, proud of their kitchen prowess, who plop a bottled salad dressing on the table…

Naturally, if I am blogging about strawberries, I need to include a dessert or two.  So today I am writing about an old school dessert called Pavlova.  It is a classic…