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Read articles & recipes from the Chef Apprentice School of the Arts.



No More Yuck! Food Safety Everyone Should Know

Ever have food poisoning? I contracted it at a highly-respectable restaurant on my 30th birthday no less. Then, I got it again, this time at the home of a friend from high school whom I hadn’t seen for years. She was so embarrassed by the whole ordeal (all of the guests got sick) that she […]

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10 Sweet and Sour Ingredients to Inspire You!

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Tired of the same ol’ sweet and sour? Well there are so many wonderful sweet and sour ingredients to pair, most of which we use all the time. Check out these ten suggestions for getting that oh-so-sweet and sour, mouth-popping experience.  Kick those taste buds into high gears and enjoy! #1 – Crushed pineapple, tomato […]

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Five Things They Won’t Teach you in Culinary School

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How to Carry Yourself and the Benefits of Strong Abs & Legs No matter if they’re heavy-set or trim and sinewy, all experienced chefs know cooking is a physical sport! Strong abdominal muscles take the load off of your back and prevent injuries. So do strong legs and knowing how to lift properly with those […]

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Fire-Grilled Mustard Artichokes

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Looking for a healthy alternative to boiled artichokes that are drenched in butter and served with a lot of mayonnaise? Chef Martin Gilligan was kind enough to share his very popular recipe for grilled artichokes with us. What these delicious artichokes lose in fat, they definitely make up for in flavor. Try the inner artichoke […]

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Perfectly Browned Butter-Braised Roast Chicken Breast

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Fine, go ahead and laugh at me. For years I’ve been trying to perfect my technique for roasting chicken breasts so they’re perfectly flavored, moist and have a wonderful crispy skin. I’ve marinated, rubbed, purchased roasting pans, fussed with tenting half-way though, I’ve pan-seared, baked at high-temp then low and baked at low temp then […]

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Roasted Sunchokes with Fennel and Carrot

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Seen sunchokes, otherwise known as Jerusalem artichokes, sunroots or earth apples and just don’t know what to with them? Don’t know what on earth I’m talking about? These knobby-looking vegetables that look a little like ginger. It will probably surprise you to learn that sunchokes were once very popular. Originally cultivated by Native Americans, Europeans […]

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