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Cooking Sous Vide – immersion water bath cooking

Sous vide, French for under vacuum, is cooking in a water bath or steam environment. Until recently water bath cooking appliances were only available for commercial use. But new appliances have made sous vide affordable for the serious home chef. … Continue reading

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Sofritto: The key to great starts

Lesson 1: sofritto Every great cuisine starts with a basic recipe of flavor — a sofritto, mirepoix, battuto, holy trilogy — are slight variations that create the base of many meals. A French mirepoix is the best known classic. It … Continue reading

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Give your friends a taste of the world with this Spice Kit Subscription

The most unique gift this season for your friends who enjoy cooking is a Monthly Flavor Kit from RawSpiceBar.com. You can send a 6-month subscription right to the door for for just $37.  A 6-month Spice Kit subscription is $7 per month ($42) … Continue reading

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Deal Buzz – Amazon Nonstick Cookware Deal under $50.00

Amazon’s nonstick cookware deal is a really big bargain! If you’ve looked at any nonstick cookware products, you already know that you can barely purchase a decent frying pan for $50.  But the Amazon Basics nonstick cookware deal currently has a dynamite special … Continue reading

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Eat What You Love – Simple good healthy food recipes

I just received Marlene Koch’s Eat What You Love last week.  I’ve made six of her recipes — and we’ve loved all six.  I think this might be my favorite cookbook from the last decade.  These are the luxury meals you … Continue reading

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The top 5 best kitchen knives to buy now

If you’re serious about cooking, it’s time to upgrade your knives. The  Chefs Catalog summer sale is going on through July 13th and includes deals on kitchen knives, including what we consider the 5 best knives to buy this year.  Every order ships free … Continue reading

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