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Beware That Different Potatoes Cook Differently

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 Chef Todd Mohr (August 03, 2012)  Different potatoes DO cook differently. Most people think a spud is a spud; one is no different from the other. But this isn’t true; all varieties of potato are not the same. Using the correct type for the dish you’re making is important for excellent results. In today’s culinary college class, we’re examining the potato because it can be cooked in so many ways. . (Cooking Tips)

Avoid Simple Mistakes By Following These Baking Tips

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 Carrie Westengate (July 03, 2012)  One of the hardest things to master in cooking is learning how to bake. Baking requires time, patience, and practice. Try using these tips to help you learn either how to bake or make yourself a better baker. If you stick to these tips and practice them, you should be able to bake breads, cakes, and pastries with ease. When baking or roasting, use olive oil to seal the outside of meats . (Cooking Tips)

How To Use Jeux De Cuisine To Learn How To Cook

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 Sarah Cook (June 09, 2012)  Cooking is a skill that often has the potential to have many effects on the person doing it. For instance, it could give you a chance to hone your skills so as to become a better chef in the future. This is something that many people are willing to pay a lot for, such as hotel chains and other kinds of facilities. If you are an enterprising individual, you can even try to use the .. (Cooking Tips)

Why Poaching Fish is Better Than Boiling

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 Chef Todd Mohr (June 01, 2012)  “What has less flavor than water?” I pose the question to my cooking college class. Nothing! Nothing has less flavor than water. If you’re thinking about poaching fish, chicken, or eggs, why not ADD flavor to the final result by cooking them in a flavorful liquid? That’s the first rule of cooking something in a poaching method. Don’t use flavorless water, .. (Cooking Tips)

The Eight Steps of How To Braise from Culinary College

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 Chef Todd Mohr (May 24, 2012)  Knowing how to braise is a cooking skill that’s widely misunderstood. Knowing WHAT to braise is even more confusing to most home cooks. Now, it’s time to end any confusion about this ignored way of cooking because I’m presenting the information to tomorrow’s chefs at culinary college. Our braised food will be served by the companion hospitality class in the .. (Cooking Tips)

How We Fry In a Pan at Cooking College

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 Chef Todd Mohr (May 17, 2012)  You can fry in a pan or sauté on the stove top, but knowing the differences between the two methods is an important lesson in cooking college. There are big differences between the basic cooking methods of Pan Frying and Sauté, but most people think they’re the same. Heat is transferred to food either indirectly or directly. Convective cooking is like your oven or .. (Cooking Tips)

The Best Cooking Tips And Useful Advice

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 Carrie Westengate (May 13, 2012)  Cooking is an activity that just about anyone can have fun with. You can shop for ingredients, and follow a recipe's instructions, right? Is cooking equipment available to you? If you answered yes to these questions, then you should have no trouble cooking. If you want to learn how to enhance your culinary abilities, look at these tips to find advice on how to prepare great meals. When . (Cooking Tips)

10 Tips For Grilling From Culinary School

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 Chef Todd Mohr (May 03, 2012)  Grilling is the great male excuse. Most men could benefit from a few tips for grilling because they’re hiding behind their barbeques. Why do most men say they can cook outdoors but they can’t cook indoors? “I’m a grill master, ” my father often said. But, ask him to cook a steak on the stove-top, he was lost. Is grilling more “macho” than .. (Cooking Tips)

Watch Food Shows on Television to Learn Baking

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 Tina Reeves (May 02, 2012)  Since the invention of television, people have been watching food shows on their TV sets. Right from the days, black and white TV sets have occupied American living rooms, we have been watching people chop, saute, whisk, flip, pour, arrange, and serve food on the small screen. For people like me, it is always a delight to watch shows on food channels. With the evolution of modern TV .. (Cooking Tips)

Food Waste Disposal Unit- Its Benefits To The Environment

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 Limi Santos (April 28, 2012)  These days, it is important to know the best ways in order to optimize the environment and prevent it from further deterioration. One of the best ways that people have to consider is by having food waste disposal unit. It is great for the environment and it can even help people to start a compost pile. Specifically, people should know that it can help them to have a compost pile even if . (Cooking Tips)

Why Seafood Become More Popular

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 Charuka Abhayawickrama (April 20, 2012)  People in different cultures have their own food consumption patterns and they use different techniques to prepare their meals. Among those different types of non-vegetarian foods seafood is becoming more popular day by day when compared to the other meat based foods. There are a number of reasons that people are more attracted towards seafood. One main reason for this attraction is .. (Cooking Tips)

This Chicken Kiev Recipe Was Invented in Culinary Arts School

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 Chef Todd Mohr (April 12, 2012)  Most home cooks would begin searching cookbooks for a Chicken Kiev recipe that met their tastes, cooking skill, and ingredients on hand. This is most often a time consuming task. Actually, it takes MORE time just to find the recipe that it would to cook this stuffed chicken entrée. In today’s Elements of Entrée Production class at Baltimore’s culinary arts .. (Cooking Tips)

Is An Air Fryer Worth Buying For One Person?

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 Carrie Westengate (April 10, 2012)  Have you ever been turned off from buying an air fryer since you don't believe it's worth the expense if you are living by yourself? Well, think again as it could save you on your own energy bills as well as in terms of some time and convenience. Allow me to explain why. In case you have been to my personal website it would come as no great surprise that I'm a fan of my Philips Air .. (Cooking Tips)

Know About the Lactose Intolerance Symptoms

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 Bruce Markey (April 09, 2012)  If you have suffered the lactose intolerance symptoms, you find yourself contemplating the question whether you are lactose intolerant or not. There are plenty of reasons said to be responsible for lactose intolerance and it does not necessarily mean intolerance to milk. Before looking into the lactose intolerance symptoms, let us look into what lactose intolerance is all about. Diary .. (Cooking Tips)

How to Steam Food in Culinary College

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 Chef Todd Mohr (April 06, 2012)  Welcome back to culinary college! Today’s lesson is How To Steam Food. I’m glad you are punctual to class because you’ll want every minute of this four and one half hour lecture and laboratory class. The students at Stratford University in Baltimore aspire to careers as professional chefs, hospitality managers, and entrepreneurs of many different kinds. One particular . (Cooking Tips)

Dry Vegetables - Fiber and Protein Sources for Children

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 Robby Begans (April 01, 2012)  Dry vegetables, such as beans, peas or lentils are often forgotten in our menu, although their consumption has many benefits for your baby’s health and nutrition. 500 grams of beans, lentils or peas contain sufficient nutritional values to feed 6 to 8 people. They are real sources of vegetable protein, cholesterol free, fat and salt free. They are also rich in dietary fiber and .. (Cooking Tips)

Better Baking, Faster, Cheaper: Quick Ways To Improve Your Baking

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 Carrie Westengate (March 24, 2012)  If your family doesn't run to the table, maybe it is time to take an honest look at your cooking routine and see if you have fallen into a menu rut. Generate some mealtime enthusiasm and put a smile on your family's faces with some fresh new ideas that are sure to please. Muffins Get your children to eat their veggies by including them in unexpected foods. Pumpkin is great in pancakes .. (Cooking Tips)

Prioritizing Your Food Storage for Your Family

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 Cade Lennox (March 22, 2012)  Far too few people actually have adequate food storage, so for many people, prioritizing your food storage changes from managing your existing food storage into creating your food storage in the first place. There are many reasons why you might not have your food storage as developed as it should be. There are many families that are just starting out. It may be that these families .. (Cooking Tips)

Are You Missing The 5 Benefits of Simple Cooking?

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 Chef Todd Mohr (March 15, 2012)  Simple cooking is the best cooking. There, I said it for the 1000th time! No matter where I travel, no matter to whom I speak, those people and cultures that know good food say the same thing. In Paris, the spice store shared his incredibly simple secret to eating healthy, “Simple things are good things”. In a fish market on Hawaii, the local fish monger advised me to cook .. (Cooking Tips)

How To Cut Onions Without Buying A Chopper Device

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 Chef Todd Mohr (March 10, 2012)  If you want to know how to cut onions and aren’t easily fooled by late night TV commercials, I’m about to save you a tremendous amount of time and money. I have a neighbor that owns every kitchen gadget and appliance available. She must have the QVC shopping network on speed-dial. These devices are advertised to save your time and lower your kitchen stress, but they do just . (Cooking Tips)

What Is Scampi? Any Ideas?

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 Cletus Bogenspurger (March 07, 2012)  Inside the country of India, the word ‘fresh water scampi’ is generally used whilst speaking about the prawn Macrobrachium rosenbergii, which is also referred to as the the “Fresh Water Prawn" or even “Malaysian Prawn". Scampi is a word that's typically used for a type of seafood, and it's also additionally employed as the culinary expression for a few varieties . (Cooking Tips)

Mahi Mahi Recipes You Can Do in 15 Minutes

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 Chef Todd Mohr (February 25, 2012)  Mahi mahi recipes are no different than any other recipe. I’m sure you know by now how I feel about recipes. They have inherent flaws that make them very difficult to duplicate consistently. If you’re going to get varied results from the same recipe, why even follow it in the first place? Cooking is a chore when you have to follow someone else’s written instructions. .. (Cooking Tips)

Deciding on Your Specialist Marriage 3 tier cake

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 Lee Street (February 22, 2012)  The central focus of most wedding receptions is the wedding photo cakes. Not many people leave the reception before the dessert is cut, that it has an important practice. The wedding party cake will aspect in a lot of marriage ceremony photographs, which you needs to look at for a long period to come. One out of the main images our your wedding will be whenever you and your significant .. (Cooking Tips)

Making Ice Cream At Home

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 Mayank Jayaswal (February 16, 2012)  There is nothing better than to have a tasty and yummy flavored ice cream made at home, prepared all by you. When you make deserts at home, you make it the way you like it, mixing your favorite flavors that will make your deserts much better than the synthetic ones that you get in the market. The best part is that your dish made at home is going to cost you much less than what you buy .. (Cooking Tips)

Factors take into consideration when picking best food processor

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 Gordon Tam (January 30, 2012)  Factors take into consideration when picking best food processor The ideal food processor must be value for money, durable and equipped with different kinds of accessories such as the blades and cutting discs. I am a full-time homemaker who are researching on an ideal processor that suits my needs to puree food for my toddler to whipping up a full meal for my family. The reviews online .. (Cooking Tips)

Experience Cake Decorating as a True Form of Art

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 Chickie Maxwell (January 29, 2012)  In the past, decorating cakes was primarily done for special occasions such as birthdays, weddings, graduations, and anniversaries. Cake decorating has evolved over the years to become a true art form and is now being pursued both as a hobby and as a profession by men and women alike. Decorating cakes is something that people can do as a pastime, as a participation in county fair .. (Cooking Tips)

What You Should Know About Crepe Machines

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 Glenn Stewart (January 22, 2012)  For most North American cooks, crepes were the bastion of the French restaurant in town. Now, with better priced and more models to choose from, crepe making is not only fairly easy to do but is being done and accepted by more and more people at home. Crepe machines generally are a very simple device that applies heat to a cooking surface just like a fry pan. But that's where the .. (Cooking Tips)

The Krampouz Crepe Skillet Machine

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 Glenn Stewart (January 22, 2012)  The company, Krampouz, is located in a region of France called Brittany at Pouldreuzic. This is a region that has a tradition where the sweetest and most savory pancakes are consumed. These crepes, which were cooked on large cast iron plates which were heated over a wooden fire, were the basic element in the diet of Breton families. Since the beginning of what we would call modern .. (Cooking Tips)

Top 10 Eating Healthy Tips for 2012

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 Chef Todd Mohr (January 13, 2012)  Eating healthy is not just a fad. It’s not just for hippie granola types, it’s not something to practice only under a doctors direction. Carefully choosing the foods you eat has an impact on every aspect of your life, happiness, social interactions, and overall well-being. However, eating healthy means different things to different people, and that’s okay. To some, it . (Cooking Tips)

Fish Grilling Tips- 3 Tips in Fish Grilling Without Damaging the Fillets

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 Rienzi Flash (January 13, 2012)  Love to eat fish? Are you still hungry for more ways regarding how to cook your preferred tuna? Consider using your Weber Q 300 propane grill and love your delicacy much more. Its fast and simple, all you need to do is prepare the fish and your good to go. But wait, you will find things that you should know about when grilling your preferred fish. The problem with fish grilling would .. (Cooking Tips)

Major Professional Kitchen Mixer Fail

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 Cade Lennox (January 11, 2012)  If you consider yourself to be a home chef then you have likely as not heard about a kitchen mixing implement that has recently had a run of complaints about poor performance. This product was intended to be something of a professional grade kitchen product that would aide in the mixing of food items and was apparently advertised to be able to mix and knead up to and beyond eight cups .. (Cooking Tips)

User Experience - Suggestions in Cooking with Propane Grill

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 Rienzi Flash (January 10, 2012)  Yes, you do know your way around your propane grills. But you are not really an expert on them, so perhaps sharing ideas about them won’t be a bad idea. These Ideas comes from my very own experience, learned through learning from mistakes and mostly coming from my buddies. Grilling doesn’t need a genius to figure it. But in case you wanted to have that appetizing food and .. (Cooking Tips)

Top Reasons For Buying A Low Fat Air Fryer

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 Carrie Westengate (December 06, 2011)  Typically people are unsure whether or not they should invest in a low fat air fryer at all for several reasons, but let’s face it, if you really would like one and can pay for it you probably will get it eventually! Ideally the following reasons behind buying air fryers can help you get it sooner rather than later. 1. Health reasons. 2. Weight loss benefits. 3. Ease of .. (Cooking Tips)

Six Reasons Why You May Not Want a Low Fat Air Fryer

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 Carrie Westengate (December 04, 2011)  If you've been contemplating buying a low fat air fryer but you are still sitting on the fence, perhaps this will help. It's well known that when undecided about something it is a good idea to think about the negatives. Doing this will allow you to get off the fence and either do something about it or forget it entirely. Getting electrical goods is no different, so here are some of the .. (Cooking Tips)

Innovative Birthday Cake Tips to your Kids

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 Deanie Canales (December 02, 2011)  Getting resourceful with your birthday cake for the kids is possible! Now, it’s time to have a great time having a wonderful kid’s birthday occasion. You can celebrate your main baby’s birthday gathering having several good suggestions and also guidelines on building invitations, designs, and birthday cakes. In many circumstances, ice cream, cake and treats held in .. (Cooking Tips)

Ten Top Tips For Baking Cookies

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 Carrie Westengate (November 30, 2011)  There are very few things that smell or flavor as good as newly baked cookies directly from the oven. Follow these top tips for baking cookies and become recognized for your talent in baking them. Adhere to a number of these suggestions that will help them turn out flawlessly each and every time. 1. The first of the cookie baking tips is to when achievable, try and make use of the best . (Cooking Tips)

Get Low Fat Chips Using A Low Fat Chip Maker

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 Carrie Westengate (November 25, 2011)  One thing we all miss when watching our waist, is low fat chips. Thankfully, with a low fat chip maker we can still feed our craving for chips, but without the excess calories that comes from the cooking oil. Never before have you been able to have your chips without the guilt you may feel from eating the ‘proper’ high fat variety. Now you may feel that low fat chips when .. (Cooking Tips)

Several Appetizing Food Processor Recipies That You Can Try Out

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 Sarah Sierra (November 18, 2011)  You should expect every now and then that making food is complicated and takes quite a bit of your time. but you do not have to feel like this! individual considerable route to organize cooking additional casual, is using your food blender right. Best food processor can save you so a lot of time when you do food. Below I have gathered some awesome and not difficult recipes that you can .. (Cooking Tips)

Diagnose Your Cake Problem with Dr. Bakegood

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 Chef Todd Mohr (November 03, 2011)  It’s time to solve that cake problem once and for all! You know the one I’m talking about. It’s the dark crust on your layer cake that you carve away with a knife. It’s the chewy or dry texture that you’ve tried to overcome so many years now, but haven’t. Stick out your tongue and say “ahhhhh”. Yes, I see a case of cake-envy. You’ve . (Cooking Tips)

Benefits of Crock Pot Cooking

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 Sabrina Echols (October 31, 2011)  If you need to make a healthy dinner for your family, but do not have the time, then you may want to look into cooking in a crock pot. They cook your food extremely slowly, over the course of hours, but that allows you the time to do the prep work at night after things around your home have slowed down. You can start cooking first thing when you get up in the morning, and by the time .. (Cooking Tips)

Enjoy In Healthy Food With Delicious Healthy Snacks

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 Mirjan Stojanovic (October 30, 2011)  Somewhere between school, studying, sports activities, your part-time job, plus spending time with good friends, it may possibly look like there's really no occasion for nutritious snacking. And when you do quit to enjoy the food, it's probably luring to go the easy and quick way by getting a fabulous burger and fries, tortilla chips, or possibly candy. Still it's possible to enjoy a .. (Cooking Tips)

Making Your Napkins Unique Cooking recipes

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 Sabrina Echols (October 30, 2011)  Napkins are an important part of a table setting. Not only are they used to keep food and drinks from making their way to your clothes, but they are a part of good table manners. At a place setting at a table, the napkin is usually put to the left of the plate. Sometimes they are folded flat, but for fancier dinners they may be folded into a more elaborate shape such as a bird or .. (Cooking Tips)

At Home or In Baking Classes, Study Your Ingredients First

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 Chef Todd Mohr (October 28, 2011)  When I was a student at Baltimore International Culinary College many years ago, the chef who taught one of my baking classes blew my mind. “All of baking is 5 basic ingredients, ” he said. “Butter, milk, eggs, flour, and flavoring, they make everything from pound cake to crepes. HOW you combine these ingredients makes baking magical”. Baking cakes, pies, .. (Cooking Tips)

Baking-How-To Answers Are In The Mixer, NOT The Oven

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 Chef Todd Mohr (October 28, 2011)  I get more baking-how-to questions about oven temperatures than any other query. Home bakers have been duped into thinking that somehow oven temperature and baking time are the keys to successful baked goods. It’s not true. The greatest amount of baked good worry from home bakers comes from what happens in the oven. “How long should it bake?” “What’s the .. (Cooking Tips)

How To Make Icing Roses

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 Carrie Westengate (October 03, 2011)  Icing roses are one of the easiest things to create although it looks like being probably the most difficult of skills to obtain in cake decorating. Whether or not these will be adorning your cupcake cakes, a layer cake, fruit cake or sheet cake, most of these roses are ubiquitous but their creation looks really complicated. However, using a couple of easy guidelines, you too can form .. (Cooking Tips)

Do The Right Thing: Family Recipes Options

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 George Roy (September 19, 2011)  It is not uncommon for family recipes to have large amounts of ingredients, because foods made for larger family gatherings need to be in bulk to fill up more stomachs. To cook for many people, one must keep in mind they will need very large amounts of ingredients, and some ingredients should be kept as emergency replacements just in case. In order to prepare yourself properly to make .. (Cooking Tips)

My Choosy Eater Really likes This 20 Minute Taco Pie

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 George Roy (September 14, 2011)  The distinct culture that originates in South America has spawned many wonderful foods and cooking styles as well. Spice and rich tastes are what this type of cooking demands from the chef. These flavors have helped the world to become enamored with this cooking. Tacos are a food almost everyone knows come from Mexico. Taco pie is just one adaption made to the original taco. To cook a .. (Cooking Tips)

Avoid Destroying the Color Texture and Nutrients in Vegetables!

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 Chef Todd Mohr (September 14, 2011)  Nutrients in vegetables usually wind up in the green colored water you’ve just cooked them in. Have you ever noticed that if you cook carrots in water, you’ve got orange colored liquid and carrots that taste like water? Where do you think the nutrients go? If you want to avoid destroying the color, texture, and nutrients in your vegetables, there are some simple adjustments .. (Cooking Tips)

The Only 4 Cooking Knives You Need

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 Chef Todd Mohr (September 08, 2011)  There are plenty of cooking knives for sale on late night TV. You’ve seen the info-mercials. These amazing knives cut aluminum cans and shoes! I’ve been cooking for a long time, and I’ve never had to cut a can or a shoe. What makes this the test of a great knife? I saw a TV commercial that offered a 26 knife set. It came with 12 steak knives. Again, when has anyone had . (Cooking Tips)

Food TV Won’t Teach You To Cook

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 Chef Todd Mohr (September 06, 2011)  Watching Food TV won’t teach you to cook. Perhaps you shouldn’t believe or attempt everything on your flat screen that’s designed for entertainment value, not educational value. Neither will you learn to cook from a cookbook. Written recipes won’t teach you to cook any more than sheet music teaches you how to play piano. However, with 5 basic skills, you can .. (Cooking Tips)




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