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The Revolution of Culinary Arts

Written on October 22, 2017   By   in Culinary

The world over, culinary arts are being recognised as a popular and prestigious way of life. People are flocking to learn and enjoy this popular modern day gourmet renaissance.

The culinary arts in detail

One might ask, what are the culinary arts? Well, up until now they have been thought of as traditional cooking styles such as French Cuisine, Chinese Cooking or Japanese Traditional. All names we are familiar with, however the current trend in the culinary arts is demanding more of chefs, indeed asking them to incorporate their skills into a well rounded package. A common term today is ‘fusion’ which is just that, the blending of traditional and new styles to create a completely new culinary art.

The challenge for newcomers

The challenge for new chefs on the scene is to discern themselves from mainstream gourmet as true culinary artists. They must not only master the art of cooking and presentation, but truly master ‘culinary’ gourmet if they wish to rise above the cream in this ever expanding industry. As observers of this culinary arts revolution it is a challenge to constantly keep up with these new and exciting styles. It is common for an observer of the culinary arts industry to find an artisan that they enjoy and to focus on his or her work. It is truly a joy to watch these culinary artists develop and expand their edgy styles.

Culinary Arts Career Salaries

Salary of a chef depends on the level of culinary education and his experience. An executive chef with a BA degree and several years of experience can make a salary up to $200,000 dollars a year. Most chefs have an average salary of $40,000 to $60,000 dollars a year.

Personal chefs normally work 4-5 days per week and can make $50,000 dollars to $60,000 dollars a year.

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Six Best Culinary Herbs for Cooking

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Freshly picked culinary herbs add flavour to food and many are delicious additions to salads. Edible herb flowers such as pot marigold, nasturtium and rosemary can also be added to the salad bowl. Many culinary herbs are rich in vitamins and minerals and when freshly picked and eaten raw they can form part of a well-balanced diet. Raw herbs can also be used to add flavour to oils and vinegars for cooking and for salads.

Parsley

Parsley leaves gives a fresh flavour to sauces and salads, when added just before serving. The stems and leaves of parsley can also be used in bouquet garni. Parsley tastes particularly good with pasta dishes, omelettes, vegetables, fish and any meat or poultry.

Parsley is one of the most widely known and used of the culinary herbs. There are two main types of parsley – curly leaf and flat leaf – and both are excellent for culinary purposes. Both of these herbs are a rich source of vitamins and minerals and they can be used to enhance the flavour of cooked dishes and green salads.

Basil

Basil goes with almost any dish but it has a special affinity with tomatoes and is a favourite in Italian cooking.

Sweet basil with its soft green leaves and creamy white or purple tinted flowers is the most popular type of basil. This culinary herb can be used in sauces and salads and to enhance the flavour of cooked dishes such as soups and stews. Perhaps the greatest basil dish is pesto sauce, eaten with spaghetti. This combination makes a wonderfully delicious meal.

There are many other types of basil. Purple ruffle, dark opal and Greek basil are three of the other more unusual varieties, all with differing flavours.

Mint

Spearmint and peppermint are two members of the mint family most widely known and used as culinary herbs. There are many varieties of mint, some with distinct scents and flavours and some can be used for a variety of culinary purposes, such as in sweet and savoury dishes, in salads and for herb tea.

Spearmint is a favourite for mint sauce to accompany lamb and tastes particularly good with dishes such as soups, stews, plain meats, fish and lemon-based deserts.

Peppermint is also popular as a culinary herb flavouring. This herb is most commonly used as flavouring for sweets and chocolates etc. and is also used to flavour cordials. Fresh peppermint leaves can be used to make peppermint tea and the leaves can be added to fresh green salads.

Thyme

Thyme can be used to improve the flavour of most dishes. Both the fresh and dried leaves of this herb are used for cooking. Fresh thyme leaves are useful in many savoury dishes.

Thyme has a rich flavour which makes it an ideal accompaniment to roast meats and tastes good in slowly cooked dishes such as stews and soups. The finely chopped fresh leaves may be added to new potatoes or salad.

Thyme is regarded as one of the great culinary herbs and is widely used in European cooking. This herb is an evergreen perennial it is recognisable by its mauve flowers and small leaves.
Warning: Avoid using Thyme if you are pregnant.

Rosemary

This lovely culinary herb has a strong but pleasant flavour. It enhances the flavour of many dishes such as strong tasting fish and some meat dishes but goes especially well with lamb and also tastes good with strong flavoured vegetables.

Rosemary is also used as a flavouring for jams and jellies.

Rosemary is recognisable by its silver leaves, delicate light blue flowers and strong aromatic scent. Warning: Do not use Rosemary if you suffer from epilepsy or have a heart condition.

Sage

Sage has a powerful flavour but when used carefully it enhances the flavour of many foods, such as meat dishes, tomato-based sauces, salads and cheese dishes. Sage is most famous as a traditional stuffing for pork, turkey or goose.

There are several varieties of sage and all can be used for culinary purposes. Sage leaves can be used whole in many dishes and the young leaves can be used in green salads.

Sage is used worldwide as a flavouring herb and is among the most widely known and used of the culinary herbs. Sage is recognisable by its aromatic scent and blue or lilac flowers.

Sage is used worldwide as a flavouring herb and is among the most widely known and used of the culinary herbs. Sage is recognisable by its aromatic scent and blue or lilac flowers.

The sheer enjoyment of eating meals flavoured with wonderful aromatic culinary herbs awaits you.

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Guidelines To Pairing The Best Flavored Woods To Your Favorite Smoked Foods

Written on October 20, 2017   By   in Uncategorized

Are you confused by which smoking woods best compliment different types of smoked foods? You are not alone. Mankind has been cooking over burning woods for thousands of years. Through much trial and error it is obvious that certain types of woods best flavor specific foods, better than others. There are many varieties of wood that are used in the process of both hot smoking and cold smoking foods. The combinations of woods to foods are positively endless. Most people equate the process of smoking with meat, poultry and seafood. There are a great many other choices for smoking however. Cheeses, nuts, vegetables and even fruits are also excellent choices. That being said, there is little wonder that this can be a bit baffling. Exactly which wood flavors compliment what food types will be clarified in this article.

I have been smoking many varieties of food for over 40 years. I believe that the flavor introduced into the foods through the smoking process makes the food some of the finest culinary tastes in the world. The key here is that the wood should compliment the flavor of the foods not overpower it. When I began smoking many years ago it was very confusing to me as to which species of wood I should use with which food. Although many people have personal taste preferences, there are certainly general rules to follow. With a vast array of choices, I will do my best to try to simplify this for you.

First and foremost, there are many woods that absolutely should NOT be used for food smoking. Some of these woods are actually toxic to human beings while others just impart a horrible flavor. The general rule of thumb is to avoid the evergreen family. Some of the woods to avoid include, cedar, cypress, elm, pine, fir, redwood, spruce and sycamore. Now that we know what NOT to smoke with, let’s get onto the good and flavorful woods that you should use.

There are many woods that you can smoke with. I am going to elaborate on the top choices, finest tasting, and most popular smoking woods. Fruitwood trees are amongst the most popular with the seasoned food smokers and are well known for their sweet delicate flavors. This list is organized from the mildest smoking woods to the most robust.

1. APPLE – Mild flavor, light sweet taste, and imparts a fruity smoked flavor. Best foods – Beef, Poultry (especially game birds), Pork (in particular hams), Cheddar Cheese and Oysters Foods can be smoked for longer periods of time due to the mildness of this wood. Excellent for cold smoking.

2. CHERRY – Delicate flavor, sweet taste, and also imparts a fruity smoked flavor. Best Foods – Poultry (especially game birds), Pork, Scallops, Eggplant, Bananas, and Cheeses Foods can be smoked for extended periods of time due to the mildness of this wood. Excellent for cold smoking.

3. ALDER – Mild delicate flavor, with an impressive and unique taste. Best Foods: The traditional choice for Salmon. Swordfish, Sturgeon, Halibut, Steelhead, Prawns, Shrimp, Rattlesnake, Chicken and Corn on the Cob. Normal standard smoking times are the rule. Another good choice for cold smoking.

 

3 Delicious Veggie Burger Recipes That Even the Most Dedicated Meat-Eater Will Love

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Veggie BurgerUnless you were born a vegetarian, you have probably had a delicious hamburger or cheeseburger at some point in your life. Meat is one of the foods that vegans and vegetarians have a hard time ignoring, especially when they first adopt this healthy lifestyle. Don’t worry, you can have your vegetarian lifestyle and eat burgers at the same time, when you enjoy the following 3 flavorful and satisfying veggie burger creations.

1 – Portobella Veggie Burger

You are going to need cooked black beans, minced fresh broccoli, a red onion, 3 XL eggs, Panko bread crumbs, olive oil, your favorite seasoning, anchovie-free Worcestershire sauce, minced garlic and vegan grated Parmesan. Oh yeah, and portobella caps.

Mash 1 cup of black beans in a large mixing bowl. Cube your portobello caps into small pieces. Add them to the mashed black beans, along with 1 more cup of black beans, your favorite seasoning, 1 cup of minced broccoli, 1/2 cup red onion and 2 tablespoons minced garlic. Mix well.

Add 3 extra large eggs beaten, 3/4 cup vegan Parmesan cheese, and a little more than 1/2 cup of Panko bread crumbs. Mix gently.

Over medium heat, add 2 tablespoons of olive oil to a nonstick pan. Wet your hands and form burgers from your mixture. Cook in oil for 3 to 5 minutes per side.

2 – Kickin’ Chickpea Veggie Burger

The kick here comes from hot and spicy sriracha sauce. Rinse, drain and mash 1 can of chickpeas in a large bowl. Add 1 grated zucchini, 1/2 red onion finely diced, 3 tablespoons finely chopped cilantro and 3 tablespoons red wine vinegar. Mix.

Add 1 tablespoon of sriracha sauce, 2 tablespoons veggie peanut butter, 1 teaspoon cumin, 1 teaspoon garlic powder, 2 teaspoons black pepper, 2 tablespoons olive oil, 1/2 teaspoon sea salt and 1 cup of your favorite quick oats. Mix thoroughly.

Form into patties and cook on your barbecue grill until done. You cal also fry in a pan on your stove for 3 to 5 minutes each side.

3 – Super Simple 6 Ingredient Veggie Burgers

Sometimes simple is the best. These healthy plant-based burgers were created by a vegetarian who was on the road in a hotel room. They require just 6 ingredients, including 15 ounces of rinsed and drained black beans, ketchup and mustard, garlic powder and onion powder. Add your favorite quick oats. Here we go!

Preheat your oven or barbecue grill to around 400 degrees. Mash 2/3 of your can of beans. Add the remainder of beans, 1 tablespoon yellow mustard, 2 tablespoons ketchup and 1 teaspoon each garlic powder and onion powder. Mix well. Add and mix 1/3 cup instant oats, and then divide this mixture into 4 veggie burger patties. If grilling or baking, 7 minutes on each side is fine. Add your favorite whole-grain bun or bread, vegetarian condiments and toppings, and enjoy.

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7 Interesting Healthy Recipes for Kids

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Imagine it is between 3 to 4 pm, your child is back from school and the many extra-curricular activities and is hungry. While you do want to keep them satiated until dinner, stop and think for a minute before you grab that conveniently packaged snack off the counter. Do you really want to give your child a snack of artificial food with additives? Certainly not!

Would it not be great if you could find some quick and interesting recipes to make for your kids, while resting assured that you are giving them something they enjoy eating and yet, nutritious?

The simple solution is – incorporate almonds!

These nuts are not only a great snack option but are also convenient and deliver a host of nutrients like vitamin E, riboflavin, fibre, protein and many others. In other words, almonds are a healthy alternative for a variety of unwholesome snacks, readily available. In addition, since these nuts are tasty and crunchy, they can also satisfy your child’s sensory cravings.

Here are some super yummy yet nutritious recipes that you could try out for your kids:

Badam Custard

Custard has always been a favourite with the tiny humans. With addition of almonds, you can add this to the list of wholesome snack recipes for kids!

Serves 2

Preparation Time: 20mins

Cooking time: 15mins

Ingredients

Almonds (roasted) – 200gms

Milk -500ml

Sugar -100gms

Egg yolk – 6no

Vanilla essence – 3ml

Corn flour – 25gms

Method

Blanch almonds and make a smooth paste, keep aside. Mix egg yolk and corn flour in a bowl, keep aside.

Boil sugar and milk. Then, add some warm milk to the egg yolks and whisk, keep aside. Keep milk at simmer, add the tempered yolk mixture and cook for 5 mins.

Keep stirring and pour the almond paste and set in a fridge. Serve cold.

Nutrient Analysis

Calories

2530

Protein

76.8 gms

Total fat

174.7 gms

Saturated

28.6 gms

Monounsaturated

81.2 gms

Polyunsaturated

29.3 gms

Carbohydrates

163 gms

Fibre

21.4 gms

Cholesterol

1674 mg

Sodium

138.2 mg

Calcium

1216 mg

Magnesium

805.4 mg

Potassium

2255 mg

Vitamin E

53.1 mg

Almond Cookies

This quick and easy recipe not only gives you delicious cookies but will also leave your kids asking for more.

Serves 2

Preparation Time: 20mins

Cooking time: 15mins

Ingredients

Flour – 1kg

Baking powder – 1/2 tsp

Lemon zest -2 tblspn

Salt – a pinch

Butter (unsalted)-700 gms

Powdered sugar – 300 gms

Almonds (finely crushed) – 200gms

Method

Mix cream, butter and icing sugar thoroughly. Fold in all the dry ingredients.

Shape it in small balls and roll it in crushed almonds.

On a greased baking tray, bake the cookies at 170 degree Celsius for 20mins. Serve.

Nutrient Analysis

Calories

11093

Protein

151.6 gms

Total fat

693.8 gms

Saturated

252.2 gms

Monounsaturated

179.7 gms

Polyunsaturated

44.7 gms

Carbohydrates

1060 gms

Fibre

24 gms

Cholesterol

756 mg

Sodium

822 mg

Calcium

690 mg

Magnesium

1286 mg

Potassium

2700 mg

Vitamin E

49.8 mg

Badam Elaichi Shake

This is one of the easy recipes to make which gives you a whole of lot of goodness from ingredients like elaichi, badam, honey and cardamom.

Serves 2

Preparation Time: 10mins

Cooking time: 15mins

Ingredients

Milk – 3 cups

Almonds (peeled and chopped) – 1/2 cup

Honey – 1tbl spn

Cardamom powder – 1/2 tsp

Saffron – 5 strands.

Vanilla ice cream – 2 scoops (optional)

Method

Mix all the ingredients and blend in a blender. Froth it up and serve chilled, garnished with almond flakes.

Nutrient Analysis

Calories

1216

Protein

38.8 gms

Total fat

82.8 gms

Saturated

22.7 gms

Monounsaturated

35.6 gms

Polyunsaturated

7.5 gms

Carbohydrates

78.1 gms

Fibre

1.25 gms

Cholesterol

108.4 mg

Sodium

317 mg

Calcium

1062 mg

Magnesium

355.9 mg

Potassium

1447 mg

Vitamin E

13.1 mg

Paneer Badam Ka Cheela

This Indian recipe, that pretty much every Indian household is familiar with, can be a great snack recipe for kids for mid-meal munching.

Serves 4

Preparation Time: 10mins

Cooking time: 20mins

Ingredients

Besan – 2cups

Baking powder – 1/4thtsp

Salt – ½ tsp

Ajwain – 1/4thtsp

Red chilli powder – ½ tsp

Oil – 3 tblspn

For the stuffing

Paneer (mashed) – ½ cup

Badam (chopped) – 1/4th cup

Jeera roasted – 1 tsp

Salt – ½ tsp

Green chilly chop – 1 no

Ginger chop – 2 tsp

Green coriander chop – 1 tblspn

Method

Make a thick batter using besan, salt, ajwain, red chilli powder, baking powder and water. Keep aside.

Mix together all the ingredients nicely for the stuffing.

Heat a non stick pan and drizzle a little oil. Pour a little batter and spread around thinly. Allow to cook on one side and then gently turn it. Flash cook on this side and turn immediately.

Now spoon out the stuffing and place in the centre horizontally. Fold the cheela like a dosa or a cigar.

Remove and serve hot.

Nutrient Analysis

Calories

1966

Protein

83.9gms

Total fat

99.5gms

Saturated

3.7gms

Monounsaturated

13.7gms

Polyunsaturated

10.9gms

Carbohydrates

184.2gms

Fibre

6.7gms

Cholesterol

4.2

Sodium

263.4 mg

Calcium

410 mg

Magnesium

462.9 mg

Potassium

2470 mg

Vitamin E

8.6 mg

Toasted Almonds and Tomato Uttapam Pizza

A western twist to a popular south Indian recipe can be all the excitement your kids can ask for, pre or post their play time.

Serves: 1 person

Preparation time: 8 – 10 minutes

Cooking time: 12 – 15 minutes

Ingredients:

Uttapam batter – 75 ml

Almonds cut into half(unpeeled) – 15 g

Tomato deseeded and chopped – 10 g

Chopped onion – 10 g

Chopped ginger – 2 g

Chopped coriander – 2 g

Pizza sauce – 5 g

Parmesan cheese grated – 3 g

Salt – to taste

Refined oil – 5 ml

Method

Pour the uttapam batter in the centre of a heated non-stick pan. Sprinkle chopped tomato, onion, ginger and coriander, evenly on top. Turn the uttapam upside down to cook it from top for about a minute. Then, turn it back and spread the pizza sauce. Add almond halves and turn it over, once again.

Then, remove from the pan and sprinkle grated parmesan on it. Cut it into 4 pieces like a pizza. Serve hot.

Nutrient Analysis

Calories

393

Protein

12 g

Total fat

14.7 g

Saturated

1.6 g

Monounsaturated

6.2 g

Polyunsaturated

5.1 g

Carbohydrates

56.5 g

Fibre

0.5 g

Cholesterol

0 mg

Sodium

967 mg

Calcium

76 mg

Magnesium

63 mg

Potassium

252 mg

Vitamin E

3.9 mg

Badam ki Kheer

This popular desert accompanies most Indian food preparations at home during festivals. However, since it is prepared so rarely, kids love it so much more.

Do not hesitate to make your kids happy every now and then by whipping up some kheeron regular days.

Serves 4

Preparation Time: 10mins

Cooking time: 20mins

Ingredients

Desi ghee – 2 tblspn

Almonds – 1 cup

Green cardamom powder – 1/2 tsp

Rice – 3 tblspn

Milk – 1lt

Raisins – 1/2 cup

Sugar – 150 gms

Almond slivers – 1 & 1/2tblspn

Method

Soak rice for half hour. Soak raisins in water for 15 minutes. Blanch the almonds, remove skin and grind to a paste adding little water.

Heat a pan and add desi ghee. Now lightly sauté the almond paste on low heat for 1 minute. Add milk and bring it to a boil. Lower the heat and add rice. Cook for 15 minutes or till the rice overcooks and thickens the kheer. Add sugar and raisins. Garnish with almond slivers.

Nutrient Analysis

Calories

3000

Protein

70.6 gms

Total fat

169.4 gms

Saturated

34 gms

Monounsaturated

52.3 gms

Polyunsaturated

16.7 gms

Carbohydrates

298.7 gms

Fiber

3.5 gms

Cholesterol

99 mg

Sodium

173.3 mg

Calcium

1748 mg

Magnesium

778.9 mg

Potassium

2847 mg

Vitamin E

31.9 mg

Almond and Soya Milk Smoothie

A healthy recipe to serve your kids, anytime of the day, a glass of this smoothie can give them the goodness of soya milk and almonds which can provide essential nutrients such protein, calcium and many vitamins and minerals.

Serves: 4

Preparation time: 15 minutes

Cooking time: no cooking time

Ingredients:

Almond Flakes – 100 g

Soya Milk – 750 ml

Honey – 150 g

Whole almonds – 350 g

Banana – 200 g

Method:

In a mixer jar, take whole almonds without skin add soya milk, honey and banana in it. Blend it and garnish with roasted almonds flakes.

Tip: Add a berry flavour as per availability to enhance flavour.

Nutrient Analysis

Calories

3588

Protein

122 g

Total fat

240.6g

Saturated

17.4 g

Monounsaturated

144 g

Polyunsaturated

56.6 g

Carbohydrates

267.6 g

Fibre

40.8 g

Cholesterol

0 mg

Sodium

440.7 mg

Calcium

2154 mg

Magnesium

1407.6 mg

Potassium

4351 mg

Vitamin E

118.5 mg

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4 Simple Steps to Prepare Cinnamon Tea

Written on October 17, 2017   By   in Culinary

Cinnamon is an aromatic spice, which is considered to be highly useful for human health. This sweet-tasted spice is available in the form of hard sticks, as it is derived from the inner barks of some medicinal trees. Cinnamon is known to be effective in lowering the blood sugar, cholesterol and excess body weight; while it is also used as a successful home remedy for the improvement of cardiac health and the immune system of the body, as well as preventing Alzheimer’s disease or other similar kinds of brain damages.

The cinnamon tea is consumed by many health-conscious people as a healthy beverage, that is also favored due to its rich flavor. Hence, a few simple steps of making a cup of hot cinnamon tea are discussed here.

Ingredients: The main ingredients of making cinnamon tea are cinnamon sticks or powder, tea bag, sugar or sweetener, milk (optional), lemon juice (optional), black pepper powder (optional) and water.

The 4 steps of making cinnamon tea:

Boil cinnamon in water – First of all, a concoction is prepared by boiling a fresh cinnamon stick in water for 10 – 15 minutes and the resultant liquid is then filtered through a sieve. If a powdered form of cinnamon is used, then this powder needs to be added to the boiling water and mixed thoroughly, and kept aside for a few minutes, to let the cinnamon powder dissolve well in the hot water.

Mix this concoction with more hot water – Some water is boiled separately for making tea, in a pan or an electric kettle. Then this hot water is mixed with the previously prepared cinnamon concoction in the proportion of 3:1, directly in a teacup and mixed well with a spoon.

Dip the tea bag in this mixture – A tea bag is put in the cup and let soak in this mixture of cinnamon concoction and hot water, for minimum 2- 3 minutes, till the liquid becomes dark brown.

Add sugar or any other optional taste – Now 1-2 spoonfuls of sugar can be added to this cinnamon tea, according to the taste of the drinker. If any diabetic or overweight person will be drinking it, a similar quantity of artificial sweetener should be added, instead of sugar. If anyone wishes it to be tastier, he can add little quantity of warm milk to this sweetened cinnamon tea. But instead of milk, the obese people may opt for some lemon juices, to avoid the extra calories of milk, while making this tea more flavored. The addition of a pinch of powdered black pepper may make this tea even spicier, for those who prefer a hot flavor of the tea.

Overall, the cinnamon tea is a simple form of herbal tea, which is both healthy and tasty. Therefore, it is highly popular among all, young and old people, rendering them better health.

 

The Truth About Enriched Wheat Flour (White Flour)

Written on October 16, 2017   By   in Uncategorized

Open up your bread box and read the ingredients of your favorite bread. Chances are the first ingredient is going to be enriched wheat flour.

What does “enriched” mean? Enriched flour is flour in which most of the natural vitamins and minerals have been extracted. This is done in order to give bread a finer texture, increase shelf life and prevent bugs from eating it (bugs will die if they attempt to live off it).

Why is enriched flour bad? When the bran and the germ (the parts of the wheat that contain vitamins and minerals) are removed, your body absorbs wheat differently. Instead of being a slow, steady process through which you get steady bursts of energy, your body breaks down enriched flour too quickly, flooding the blood stream with too much sugar at once. Your body then has to work hard to absorb the excess and stores it as fat. This causes quick highs and lows in your blood-sugar level which can lead to type-two diabetes and obesity. All this and youre not even getting close to the amount of nutrients that whole grains contain.

Whole grains Whole grains are richer in dietary fiber, antioxidants, protein (and in particular the amino acid lysine), dietary minerals (including magnesium, manganese, phosphorus, and selenium), and vitamins (including niacin, vitamin B6, and vitamin E).

Health benefits By eating whole grains you reduce the risk of some forms of cancer, digestive system diseases, coronary heart disease, diabetes, and obesity.

Dont be fooled There are many products that seem healthy on the front but in reality they are not. If the bread you are buying says soft wheat or multi-grain make sure you still read the ingredients. Most of these breads are primarily made with enriched flour. Even if the word enriched is not there, if it does not say whole then its the same junk. Dont get fooled by color either. Even if its brown, unbleached wheat flour is still missing the bran and the germ that contain essential nutrients as well as the fiber that aids digestion.

Look for products that say 100% whole wheat. Trader Joes carries spaghetti that is 100% whole wheat and tastes great. Even my father-in-law, Mr. Anti-health, likes it.

1 Corinthians 6: 19, 20 You are not your own; you were bought at a price. Therefore honor God with your body.

Foods that commonly contain enriched flour Bread Pasta Chicken nuggets (breaded) Pizza Pie crust Crackers Cake Cookies Brownies Pretzels Donuts

 

  Unique Culinary, This Pasta is Served in a Giant Cheese Wheel

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One of Italy’s most favorite dishes is pasta. In addition to delicious, pasta is presented with various shapes and mixtures of ingredients.

Presentation mode is increasingly more unique, such as how to present this one. Not many people know that pasta can be served in a cheese wheel.

How to make it not too complicated that the middle of the cheese cut with a special knife. After that, the center of the cheese wheel will be heated slowly with a welding torch.

Then after melting, the cheese wheels will be made to form like a large bowl. Cooked fresh pasta can be put into the cheese while stirring and mixing the spices. After absorbing perfectly with the cheese, pasta can be served immediately.

Pasta served like this is called “cacio e pepe” ie pasta with a mixture of cheese and black pepper, or better known as the Pasta Roma. Types of cheese wheels are used such as parmesan or pecorino.

It will be more delicious if served with Italian wine. For cheese and pasta lovers, you should try this one dish.

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Culinary Arts Industry

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The fetish for food and the passion for preparing them do not really mean that most professionals of the culinary arts industry have obesity problems. In fact, most people who have earned their degree and are part of the culinary industry are health-conscious. Yes, some of them work as nutritionists and dietitians which are basically responsible for ensuring that people eat the right kinds of foods.

There are several number of culinary institutions all over the country. Each one offers varied programs than the other. However, all of them claim to offer extensive training. If you’re thinking of a career in the culinary arts industry, choosing the best school and the right program for you should be done carefully.

First of all, just because a culinary school is popular, does not mean that it can provide you with the finest training for you. Before you consider a particular institution, make sure you know your strengths. Are you geared towards baking and pastry? Or would you rather be in the hospitality management? However, if you are yet undecided and you haven’t really figured out which career path in the culinary industry you’d like to follow, it is a good idea to take up the Associate Degree. It is a good starting point for those who are still trying to find their niche in the culinary industry.

People with formal education and training on culinary arts have basically a big chance of landing a good career in the culinary industry. This is a highly-competitive field, but a growing one at that. It is even found out that the culinary industry is one of the fastest-growing in the country today.

Culinary arts education entails action, excitement and meeting people. Expect to be mystified by the wonderful world of the culinary arts industry. It is even predicted to be the leader in providing jobs and revenue in a few years. There are several promising careers that the culinary arts industry can offer you. Whether you like to be a chef, a restaurateur, or a food researcher, all these can be realized if you have what it takes to be in the culinary arts industry.

If you have the passion, the right attitude, and a strong drive to excel, then it is time to start scouting for the right culinary school. There are schools that provide programs with extensive hands-on training, externship, and offers assistance in finding you a good career opportunity. There is a wide variety of jobs that you can possibly have after getting your formal education. The most important thing is you are committed to your craft and you have the urge to hone your skills.

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Culinary Arts Career Choices – Here Are 6 To Choose From

Written on October 15, 2017   By   in Culinary

Culinary 3If you are interested in a culinary arts career, there are actually many careers in the industry for you to choose from. The variety of options can be overwhelming to many people; however, if you know the differences between the choices available to you, your decision will become a lot easier. Here are six choices for those interested in pursuing this type of career.

Short Order Cooks

Short order cooks are generally found in restaurants that specialize in serving simple meals quickly and affordably. For instance, if you pursue this culinary arts career you will probably be making simple things such as eggs and French toast, sandwiches, and breaded fish: meals that can be made quickly and easily, perhaps even at the same time as one another. Restaurants that hire short order cooks include inexpensive diners and mid-grade restaurants. These restaurants are the kind people eat at for everyday occasions.

Being a short order cook is admittedly not the most prestigious job, but it is an important stepping-stone to getting the experience necessary to break into a more elite culinary arts career.

Chefs and Cooks

Chefs tend to work at nicer restaurants than short order cooks. Rather than focusing on cooking many simpler meals, chefs produce nicer meals at higher prices. The employers for these positions can range from your mid-grade restaurants to the high-end, five-star variety.

Depending on the restaurant, a chef can have a great deal of creative control and specialization. Larger restaurants may hire an army of chefs, each with their own specialty. Also, a large team of chefs will require a head chef, who is often responsible for coming up with new menu items and delegating responsibilities to the other chefs. As far as a culinary arts career goes, a chef position offers more job stability and opportunity for advancement than your basic short order cook or fast food cook position.

Bakers

Another type of culinary arts career is baking. This can be a very sought-after specialty, such as in the case of exquisitely made wedding cakes. Or, to a lesser degree, specialty pastries such as those found in ethnic bakeries. Bakers are hired both by small bakeries and by larger stores, such as grocery stores, that have bakery departments. Also, some bakers may choose to open their own stores or run catering businesses.

Caterers
Catering businesses are highly sought after to deliver restaurant-quality meal to parties, weddings, and other events. Likewise, catering is a type of culinary arts career that many chefs dream of following. Caterers enjoy the benefits of being able to choose their own schedules and how much they work. In addition, a caterer’s clients are varied and his or her days are therefore always different, creating an interesting and ever-changing work environment that appeals to many people.

Nutritionists and Dietitians

Not every culinary arts career directly involves the preparation of food. Many culinary careers focus on other aspects of food, such as diet and nutrition. Social movements such as fad diets and concerns about obesity, combined with medical findings regarding the importance of proper nutrition in fighting and preventing certain diseases, have given credence to the efforts of dieticians and nutritionists.

There are many reasons people might see a dietitian or a nutritionist. Some people have diseases, such as diabetes and heart disease that require them to learn new dietary habits. Other people may want to consult a nutritionist as part of their quest to lose weight. Athletes may hire a dietitian or nutritionist to coach them, ensuring that they maintain energy and muscle mass during periods of extreme exercise. Dietitians may also be called upon to ensure nutritional balance in children’s meals at school, design hospital menus, or even teach the principles of nutrition to others.

As a dietitian or nutritionist, you can either choose one or two specific types of consultation (such as diabetes management or sports nutrition) or maintain a more general focus. Either way, seeing to the public’s dietary needs is an excellent, stable culinary arts career.

Restaurant Managers

Another great career in this field is restaurant management. This career requires a very unique person: someone who has knowledge and experience in managing people and a business, as well as in culinary subjects. A restaurant manager who has no culinary knowledge will have difficulty understanding the unique nature of the business; on the other hand, one who has no experience with managing people and/or the business aspects of management will be likely to let the business fall down around his or her ears.

Because of the unique combination of demands on a restaurant manager, if you can fill this position well you may be able to make quite a nice salary — the nicer the restaurant, the more you can make. This is the perfect career for someone who enjoys both food and business.

As you can see, if you are interested in a culinary arts career, you have many options to choose from. You should choose your career by what you enjoy most and what you feel you are most suited for over the long term. If you make your choice carefully, you will reap the benefits of an enjoyable a career in the culinary field for years to come.

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