Five Golden Rules To Selecting A Happy Hour Menu

These days everything is available online. Restaurant menus can be scouted ahead. If the owners even half knows what they’re doing, the menu will read well. How can you tell the difference between a good deal and a culinary trap? Brand names in the drinks selections Without alcoholic beverages, happy…

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Does Using an Instant Pot Make Me a Chef?

Here I am, the father and father-in-law of two classically trained professional chefs (the creators of this blog site, Kierstin and Snir Mor respectively), and I’m about to write about a device that nearly automates the chore of cooking. Of course, that doesn’t mean making the best hollandaise you’ve ever…

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How To Get The Biggest Bang For Your Buck While Eating Out

Coupons?  Nah.  Okay, maybe every now and then from the ValuPak that comes in the mail. Groupon? Sometimes, although most restaurants offering Groupons are about to close.  Usually a last ditch effort to bring in customers before doomsday. Discounted gift cards? Yes, please!  My secret source?  www.raise.com.  People who do…

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Pass The Salt

One of the most frequent questions we get in our cooking classes is, "What are the different kinds of salts and what are their uses?" This seems to reflect an almost universal confusion about a key cooking ingredient. Without salt, most things we eat would lack flavor and character. Just…

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Knives 101

I am pretty sure that all of you have watched one of those late-night infomercials, or passed next to that demo at the big box store, where a sales person would try to sell you this unbelievable set of 25 knives that will last you a lifetime. Some of you…

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