Welcome to My Kitchen
I’m Mary Sage, home cook, budding author, untrained but enthusiastic chef. I started blogging about food almost five years ago when I started taking cooking classes. I took cooking classes everywhere — the Le Cordon Bleu College, Chateau Elan, our local high schools, a couple of stores. If they held a class within driving distance, I took it.
What I learned was that great chef’s have good technique, good tools, and they know how to use spices and seasoning.
Come join me on a cooking adventure. Some things work out great; some not so much. But we can learn and explore together.
Category Archives: Tools
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
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
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
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
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
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