Category Archives: Foodies and Chefs

Bites from other Blogs

Another week, another handful of amazing recipes from other bloggers. Have you noticed that even bloggers who don’t regularly bake tend to use their oven a bit more in the fall and winter? There’s sure to be many more inspiring recipes as the weather cools down even more this season. An all-purpose cornbread recipe is always good to have on file as the weather gets colder ... Read More »

Bites from other Blogs

As usual, there were lots of amazing recipes on the blogs this week. These are all going into my bookmarks and, hopefully, Ill have a chance to tackle them before fall is over. If not, I hope you have a chance to try them!  Since we were just taking about cream-filled cupcakes here, it seems appropriate to point out that you can use the same cream-filling technique ... Read More »

Is cooking school for you?

success as a chef

There are professional chefs out there who are self-taught, who learned by cooking on their own and watching others at work, refining their skills in the kitchens of different restaurants. There are also many chefs and bakers who picked up most of their skill set at culinary schools, both at big names like the Culinary Institute of America (CIA) and Le Cordon Bleu and at smaller, ... Read More »

Bites from other Blogs

There were a lot of great recipes out there on the blogs this week and I’m not going to keep you in suspense any longer. Here are this week’s Bites from other Blogs: Baking and Books has an outstanding looking Apple Honey Challah, made with dried apples and a touch of honey for sweetness. It looks like it would be good any time, but is ... Read More »

Bites from other Blogs

Another week, another round of baked goodies that I haven’t had time to try. Hopefully at least some of you will have a go at one of these: Lemon pudding cake is one of my favorite desserts, and the Lemon Curd Cake at Alpineberry seems very similar, although in the latter dessert, lemon curd is folded into the cake batter itself, rather than left to ... Read More »

Get grilling for Labor Day

Labor Day weekend might be considered to be the end of the summer holiday season, but it sure doesn’t feel like summer is ready to go. In my neck of the woods, for example, the highs have been in the triple digits for over a week now and the nights haven’t offered much relief. I am lucky enough to have a cool kitchen with good ... Read More »

Bites from other Blogs

Ready for a quick look at some of the other recipes I’ve been checking out in the blogosphere this week? Kitchen Mage has some wonderful looking Leftover Oatmeal Bread that incorporates – you guessed it – leftover oatmeal, although you can use leftover cooked rice or other cereals, as well. I’ve done a similar loaf in the past, but hers looks outstanding. The Dark ChocolateTruffle ... Read More »

Dinner with a steamy chef

steamychefs

I’ve been watching Bravo TV’s Top Chef reality show since season one (they’re now in season three) and am a huge fan. It’s natural, then, that a Top Chef-related contest would catch my eye. Glad – which is a huge sponsor of Top Chef – is running a contest to find the steamiest chef in America. The nominees are Sam Talbot, Dave Lieberman, Govind Armstrong, G. ... Read More »

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