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The Art of Proper Seasoning – Part 1

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I believe the mark of a great chef (at home or in a restaurant) is defined by how well they manage the use of salt and pepper. The proper use of salt is the key that turns an average meal into a great one. Salt brings to food far more than one of the five basic taste sensations (sweet, salty, sour, bitter and umami); it enhances other tastes. Sweets taste sweeter, bitterness is minimized and simple flavors become more complex and multi-layered.

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Scones

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I’ve had a request for a scone recipe. The one below is one of my favorites and a great base recipe that can be easily modified.
Scones
20 oz flour (4 1/2 …

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Spring Rolls with Vietnamese Dipping Sauce

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I spent time this morning sharing about my Kitchen Tool Box and answering some general cooking questions at a MOPS meeting in Auburn....

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On the Radio with DineNW

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I had the privilege of being interviewed on the DineNW radio show again yesterday. In the interview we talked about how I got started in the cooking industry and about some upcoming changes in the Happy Hour and Dessert menus at Palisade.

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Back on the Set – Dare to Cook

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This past week, I’ve been back on the the set of Bennett-Watt Productions filming a few more Dare to Cook videos. This week we filmed Canning Basics and Gourmet Food Preservation. Looking forward to next week as we film Barbecue and Thanksgiving . . .

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