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How I Survived My One Night as a Prep Cook in Chef David Chang’s Momofuku Noodle Bar

How I Survived My One Night as a Prep Cook in Chef David Chang’s Momofuku Noodle Bar

| April 4, 2014 | 2 Comments

Sweat, stress and slow progress — those words basically sum up my sole stint as a prep cook at Momofuku Noodle Bar, the first establishment of Chef David Chang’s renowned restaurant group.

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A Few Kitchen Websites You Should Be Visiting

A Few Kitchen Websites You Should Be Visiting

| February 18, 2014 | 1 Comment

When it’s time to stock up the kitchen, where do you turn? Check out these staple websites for cooking gadgets and tools.

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Kitchen Gadgets Every Cook Has to Have

Kitchen Gadgets Every Cook Has to Have

| February 7, 2014 | 3 Comments

There are hundreds of gadgets you can buy for your kitchen. But, what are the ones the amateur cook really can’t do without? Here are a few that should probably line your shelves.

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A Floating City: Cooking on a Celebrity Cruise Ship

A Floating City: Cooking on a Celebrity Cruise Ship

| January 6, 2014 | 0 Comments

Cooking for guests aboard a giant cruise ship has its own challenges: 24-hour service, rolling-and-rocking motion from the sea, and making many menu items from scratch. Mary Ladd found out why the Top Chef TV show hit the seas this season and she gets a behind-the-scenes view of the kitchens, buffets and restaurants aboard the Celebrity Millennium.

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Cycling Chow: Fast Fuel For The Road

Cycling Chow: Fast Fuel For The Road

| March 7, 2013 | 5 Comments

Whether you’re out on the bike, a hike or on a camping trip, here are some ideas for portable meals-on-the-go for active lifestyles.

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The Cyclist Chef: A Look Inside Spencer’s Pantry

The Cyclist Chef: A Look Inside Spencer’s Pantry

| September 1, 2011 | 2 Comments

Chef Scott Spencer is a cycling and food enthusiast who owns Oakland-based Spencer’s Pantry. He’ll come over and prepare an exquisite 6-course meal using fresh, local and seasonal ingredients.

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Recharge Your Culinary Repertoire With Curated Recipe Websites

Recharge Your Culinary Repertoire With Curated Recipe Websites

| August 19, 2011 | 0 Comments

So it’s time to make a meal, and you’re stumped. You’re bored with making the same old dishes and it’s time for a refresher. Now there’s curated recipe websites to help you recharge your repertoire.

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Cooking Lessons in Real Time: Google+ Cooking School

Cooking Lessons in Real Time: Google+ Cooking School

| August 4, 2011 | 0 Comments

People are using the “Hangouts” feature of Google+, Google’s new sharing project, in creative ways. Learn about a real-time video cooking school that uses this collaborative tool.

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Cancer, Cooking, and Courage

Cancer, Cooking, and Courage

| May 31, 2011 | 1 Comment

It takes courage to fight cancer, and sometimes cooking can provide comfort in a multitude of ways.

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Death of the Cookbook, Greatly Exaggerated

Death of the Cookbook, Greatly Exaggerated

| May 18, 2010 | 1 Comment

Current wisdom, however, holds that cookbooks are becoming obsolete. While food blogs and recipe-rich websites like Epicurious have been around, relatively speaking, for ages, most web-savvy cooks — skittish about the potential havoc erupting pots and mishandled cutlery are capable of causing — balk at positioning their precious laptops too close to a rowdy kitchen fray. Enter the iPad.

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Taking Time in the Kitchen: Down to the Brown

Taking Time in the Kitchen: Down to the Brown

| September 14, 2009 | 0 Comments

Two simple techniques increasingly omitted from recipes now are salting eggplant and browning butter. Neither are absolutely necessary. Both, however, are worth doing every once in a while to remind yourself just what amazing flavors you can create in the kitchen.

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Rules of Thumb

Rules of Thumb

| August 3, 2009 | 1 Comment

There was a time, before Pyrex and Oxo, calculators and even cookbooks, when rules of thumb ruled the kitchen. My mother taught me my first one when I was six and still standing on a barstool to reach the kitchen faucet, the infamous and eerily accurate “one-knuckle” rule for cooking rice. Like all good R.O.T., the measures were flexible. It didn’t matter how much rice or what size pot or what kind of stove. It worked.

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Cooking by James Peterson

Cooking by James Peterson

| December 5, 2007 | 0 Comments

If you had to choose one book this season and only one book to be your cooking bible, Cooking by James Peterson is an awfully good candidate. Filled with 600 recipes, 1500 photographs it is a “kitchen education”. Peterson walks you through all of the French basics and then some. When you want to return […]

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