Taste Your Food – Culinary Rule #2

I know, you’re asking yourself right now, “Who doesn’t taste their food when they’re cooking?”  Tasting what you make is such a fundamental principal in preparing lip-smackingly good food it boggles my mind that the easiest of all cooking steps is overlooked so frequently.  Whether it’s my culinary students, friends, acquaintances, or the wait staff…

Avoid Food Cross-Contamination

What many people don’t know, well maybe don’t want to know, is that one of our main goals in food service is not to keep bacteria from growing on our food, but to control the bacterial growth.  That’s right, control the growth, because bacteria is on everything we eat.  However, through careful safeguards and control…