Posts in culinary
Tenets of Line Cooking

I write this because when I started cooking, I often wondered if anybody out there had taken the time to share what they had learned to make this game easier, or more efficient, or less painful. I write this to share what I have learned and what I've passed onto my co-workers either passively or intentionally. The same tenets here apply to the barista, as well as to any skilled chef.

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Jessica Prentice's Niter Qibbeh, an Ethiopian Spiced Ghee

This classic cooking oil of Ethiopia is a great thing to use whenever you want to give something a more complex North African or Middle Eastern Flavor. It is also a primary ingredient (along with the spice mixture berebere) of Ethiopian cooking.

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The Best Knife Sharpener for the Chef's Kitchen

The chef's knife is the most important tool in the kitchen. The home cook, line cook, or executive chef should take pride in having their tools perform at peak performance.  Not only is it disrespectful to the ingredients to use a knife as dull as a baseball bat, but there is nothing more dangerous than a dull knife. I've seen a coworker stab straight through the fleshy part of his hand from a miscalculation with a knife dulled by animal fat and sinew. This knowledge matters.

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5 Solid Cooking Techniques for Your Valentine

How are you supposed to sear fish? If we can do it, we know that you can too! Read along and we will give you our best bets!

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