The Well-Stocked Pantry: Dinner in a Flash

How many days do you come home from work or running kids all over town, finally turn your thoughts to the eternal “what’s for dinner?” question, only to find that you have nothing in the house to eat?  Ok, you have things to eat, but not exactly any combination of foods that will resemble a…

Four Unitask Kitchen Tools That Are Worth Owning

If you are a fan of Alton Brown and his long-running TV show, Good Eats, then you are familiar with the term unitasker – and Alton’s clear disdain for these one trick ponies.  Think for a moment about a cherry-pitter.  Sure, if you eat a lot of cherries, if may be worth the small investment…

Preserving the Seasons’ Best with Granny

I have such fond memories of my Granny’s kitchen. She could fry up a pork chop like no one else, and would bake a bubbling blackberry cobbler from the fruit we picked together out back. She always had a stash of Coca-Cola bottles in a wooden crate on the floor. We didn’t get “Co-Cola” at…

Finding Their Way: Kids in the Kitchen

As a cooking school director, I have the pleasure of working with all types of cuisines, recipes, tools, personalities and people.  But I would have to say that my favorite, and the most rewarding aspect of my job, is the opportunity to teach kids how to cook. The ability to feed yourself, and to care…