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Knife Skills 101

When you feel confident in the kitchen, it opens up a world of possibilities to feed your potential. And that confidence often starts with picking up (or brushing up) on cooking basics, including knife skills. Why? Knowing how to cut fresh vegetables, fruit, herbs, and more will make it easier to prepare healthy meals in …

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The Desperate and the Insane: 3 Reasons Why Chefs are a Dying Breed – 1

We live in the age of the Celebrity Chef. Portraits of the crisp white jacket and dental-advertisement smile assail us at every turn. Bookstore shelves heave under the voguish glut of cookbooks, the covers gleaming with photo-shopped images of a foodies wet dream. Sexed-up dishes artfully manipulated by food stylists defy the imperfect genius of …

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The Desperate and the Insane: 3 Reasons Why Chefs are a Dying Breed – 2

2. Clash of the Generations Marco Pierre White, the first British chef (and youngest chef anywhere) to win three Michelin stars, is considered by many to be the first modern-day culinary idol. Labelled by the press in the late-1980s as the “enfant terrible of haute cuisine” and the “anarchic Byron of the backburner,” he trained in …

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The Desperate and the Insane: 3 Reasons Why Chefs are a Dying Breed – 3

3. Social Media and the Rise of the Amateur Critic “If I came to your house for dinner an hour late, then criticised all your furniture and your wife’s haircut and said all your opinions were stupid, how would you feel? People still come here and expect a three-course meal in an hour. What do …

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Robotized restaurant uses fancy tech to make fancy burgers

The Creator robot is comprised of approximately 600 custom-made parts(Credit: Aubrie Pick) VIEW GALLERY – 5 IMAGES It was just last month that we heard about Spyce, a new Boston restaurant that uses a robotic kitchen to prepare low-cost stir-fry bowls. Well, now the high-tech Creator restaurant is about to open in San Francisco, which …

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Does Everyone Really Order the Second-Cheapest Wine?

An investigation into happy-hour folklore. BY ALEX MAYYASI But which is second cheapest? SCOTT WARMAN/UNSPLASH IT TAKES A VILLAGE TO sell a glass of wine. A winemaker carefully monitors weather patterns and directs the harvest, a designer creates an avant-garde pattern for the label, and a restaurateur writes tasting notes on a tasteful menu. But, …

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What Words Like “Fresh” Really Tell You About How Fancy Your Food Is

You are what you eat. So the words that describe your food should tell you something about what you’re eating. But that’s not always the case. Linguists have studied the words written about food on menus, restaurant reviews, and food packaging, and as linguist Dan Jurafsky explains in his book “The Language of Food,” what they’ve …

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