BBQ Safety Tips and Favorite Rub Recipes – Chef Lia Soscia

The weather is getting warmer and it’s time to dust off those outdoor barbeques. If you aren’t a diehard griller who has used the outdoor gas grill all winter, chances are you need to do a few safety checks before firing it up. A few simple steps and your on your way [...]

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Chef Lia Cooking Tool Review: Best Garlic Press Ever!

I’m frequently asked about various cooking tools during a private cooking lesson.  And I have to say that one of my most frequently used tools is the Rosle Garlic Press.  It is well designed with a separated filter area that easily detaches the garlic skins from the clove of garlic all in one motion.  It [...]

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Chef Mark’s Daily Cooking Tips Podcast

We’re happy to announce that Metro Chapter member and founding President Chef Mark Tafoya is now doing a short daily cooking tips podcast! Chef Mark has been doing the ReMARKable Palate Podcast, a long form weekly audio podcast about food and wine for almost 4 years, and many listeners have been asking for a show [...]

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Chef Jonathan Taube’s Top 10 Ways to Save at the Grocery Store

Lots of my cooking class clients have been asking for advice about saving money at the grocery store. I hope you’ll find the following helpful, too.
Chef Jonathan’s Top 10 Ways to Save at the Grocery Store, ESPECIALLY in These Tough Times  
1. Shop Smart
Make a grocery list and stick to it. Don’t shop when you’re hungry [...]

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Notes on Kobe Beef

I got an email right after Christmas from my friend CC Chapman, a social media guru you really need to be following if you’re at all interested in the New Media space. If you read my Remarkably Mark blog, you will remember a VIDEO I posted tasting Magnolia Cupcakes with CC. He had a [...]

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Chef Luella Semmes “Cooking in the Moment” for Canvas LI

Spending a weekend morning at a local farmer’s market is a visit I always look forward to. It’s not just a chore to buy the week’s groceries, but it’s an ongoing learning experience and social connection with farmers, food vendors, avid cooks, and neighborhood families. Each week always brings some element of surprise, whether it’s [...]

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Spring is Here! Cooking With Herbs

Spring is here! What does that mean for me? Clean up all those empty planting containers from the garage that have laid dormant during the winter and start planting my favorite cooking herbs.

I can think of 2 happy memories that hooked me to use herbs. The first was when my husband and I [...]

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