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5 New Ice Cream Flavors to try this Summer!

Ice cream, ice cream, who wants ice cream? Everyone right! Okay, lactose intolerant people aside, isn’t there just something wrong with people who say they don’t like ice cream?! I mean what’s wrong with those folks! All joking aside, I take my ice cream quite seriously. I mean I have the stuff at least 2 […]

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7 Tips for Making Great Vegetable Quiche

Sure, we Americans think of quiche as something special but did you know that quiche was once considered food for simple folk? That’s right, quiche originated not in France as is commonly assumed but in Germany,(1) though I should also mention the boundaries of that area (the Alsace-Lorraine region) have shifted right up until WWI. […]

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3 Fabulously Easy Farro Salads for Spring and Summer!

The agreement amongst all concerned parties is as follows: Farro, sometimes called emmer is an ancient grain that was eaten by the Babylonians, Sumerians and Romans for millennia and is still popular throughout Italy, France and Switzerland. It’s hearty, with a nice, slightly chewy texture. It’s low in fat, has only 100 calories per serving, […]

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Springing into Spring 2014: Pairing Flavors to Excite the Senses

So what’s it going to be this year, huh? Can you feel it? Bet you can. Spring it always about rejuvenation, rebirth (across many cultures), and celebrating the planet’s bounty of good things to eat. Even more than usual, this spring is turning out to be exceptionally bright, light and downright fun for chefs and […]

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5 Southern Dishes You’ve Got to Eat

Southern food is just about as popular as Country Music. Yup, it’s everywhere. Sure you can say Southern cooking is all the rage because it hearkens back to a simpler time in American history but who’s buying that? Southern food is just dern good! Thankfully, in recent years, more and more chefs have started looking […]

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The Top Five Reasons to Avoid the Culinary Business

#1 You’ll Never Have Another Holiday Off again—Ever! When others are enjoying themselves during the holidays or after work, most often times you’re int eh kitchen making their holiday all the more enjoyable. More and more restaurants are open for Thanksgiving, meaning families can come together and be thankful you and your crew are doing […]

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