There is something incredibly satisfying, beyond the obvious indulgence, about the sound and texture that come with biting into a perfectly fried food. That crisp and crunch, not to mention the flavor that comes from frying, can be tough to abandon for those of us looking to be more mindful about healthy food choices. It’s … Continue reading "“Fried” and True: 3 healthy snacks for your air fryer"
Who doesn’t love a good milkshake? They’re a decadent treat, a comfort food and a dose of culinary nostalgia in a tall, frosty glass. The thick, chilly indulgence that may or may not require a spoon to consume brings to mind images of 1950s diners, summer nights at the ice cream shop, and a quick … Continue reading "The Cherry on Top: Break out your blender for a modern milkshake twist"
When you think of essential tools for summer cooking, chances are your mind goes immediately to the charcoal or gas grill, a cool salad or a pot of boiling sweet corn. You probably do not think of a sous vide cooker, the increasingly popular portable appliance synonymous with steak, but quickly catching on as a … Continue reading "Sous vide your way through summer"
Are you a meat lover looking to incorporate more plants into your diet? Easy! Just replace that thick, juicy steak with some steamed tofu and brown rice. What, that doesn’t sound good? It’s not the same? Is something missing? If you haven’t checked in on the plant-based world recently, you’re in for a treat. The … Continue reading "Meatless Cooking for the Mainstream Eater"
Your summer party guests will thank you for the tasty food, your hospitality and the great memories you have given them. They might not thank you for being meticulous about food safety, but that doesn’t mean it isn’t important. Safety is a real concern with summer cooking, especially if you are doing your cooking, eating … Continue reading "Make food safety part of the plan during July 4th and summer celebrations"
Whether you’re cooking indoors or outdoors this July 4th, there are plenty of principles that apply to both that can help you knock the ball out of the culinary park this summer. To help you up your summer cooking game, we have compiled the best advice professional chefs have given us on holiday cooking, covering … Continue reading "Straight from the Chefs: July 4th and Summer Cooking Advice"
Tis the season! If you are hosting for the holidays, you are probably right in the middle of menu-planning and making grocery lists. Is there more you can do to prepare for feeding the whole family? AHAM has advice from the experts in cooking for large groups – chefs! We have rounded up our best … Continue reading "AHAM’s Holiday Cooking Roundup"
Leftovers are a cherished part of the holiday meal experience. And that’s a relief, since after working so hard to prepare the great holiday feast, the kitchen may be the last place you want to be. Your refrigerator and freezer make it possible for you to enjoy those holiday flavors days, or, if you freeze … Continue reading "Refrigerate and Freeze: Safely storing holiday leftovers"
It’s Thanksgiving. Or Christmas. Or any large family or social gathering that is built around a meal. The holidays and big events are a time for home cooks to shine, but they’re also times when success can depend on careful planning and organization. The effort you put into planning and organizing can be the difference … Continue reading "A professional chef’s advice on organized holiday cooking"
We’re continuing our series on breakfast with another twist on the traditional (last time, it was toast) with a look at alternatives to traditional chicken eggs. All of these can be prepared in the traditional ways on your cooktop or in your oven—scrambled, fried, etc.—but you may notice a slight difference in color, texture or … Continue reading "Cook a “shell” of a breakfast with these alternatives to chicken eggs"