May 6, 2020

Bitterness is a critical component of building intensity and complexity of flavor, but I find in the States we often shy away from using bitterness to accentuate our food and instead focus on tired adages like “fat is flavor” (no, fat is fat). Today’s post is a tribute...

April 16, 2020

Pt. 3 of Pantry Engineering series is all about salts, sweeteners and pepper. These are the building blocks of everything we make, and each contribute much more than just saltiness or sweetness. Flavor layering is the act of combining salt and sugar (and, in more compl...

April 13, 2020

I’m a huge advocate for organ meat because it utilizes the whole animal AND provides economical, highly nutritious protein. Especially in our current climate where our supply chains are awry (more on that in my Stories), it's a good idea to learn how to integrate these...

April 8, 2020

Part 2 of my Pantry Engineering series is all about umami. In order to maximize the utility of your umami agents it’s imperative you 1. Identity what each agent contributes besides umami AND 2. Understand what umami IS. The first is easier to explain: tomato paste is s...

April 7, 2020

Let’s talk oils and vinegars. I’ve received a lot of questions about how to properly stock a condiments pantry for those cooking more than ever, so I’ll cover this topic with 3 posts - oils/vinegars, umami agents, salt/pepper/sweeteners.⁣

To start, I like to create 2...

December 27, 2017

Augmented reality (AR) and virtual reality (VR) have become key buzz words in entertainment, gaming, events, and even retail in the last few years. Pokemon Go and Snapchat effectively introduced AR to the mass public, allowing users to playfully augment their faces and...

November 13, 2017

It's that time of the year again! Can you believe it? Thanksgiving is one of my favorite holidays. Matt and I gather up our family and friends each year for a big Thanksgiving and Friendsgiving dinner. Through the years we've gathered a few "staples"...

March 1, 2017

Plating is an ongoing lesson. There's always more to learn, more to play with, more inspiration to gather from the talented chefs around the world. I like to follow Instagram hashtags like #theartofplating #gastroart #gourmetartistry for looks of fodder, new ideas,...

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