By Global Master Chef Karl Guggenmos Stainless Steel is the mainstay of the modern kitchen. In fact, this is the most commonly used material in today’s cookware. Why? It has several advantages and only one real disadvantage. Advantages The material is a combination of steel, carbon and chromium making it corrosion resistant and very durable. Relatively […]
By Global Master Chef Karl Guggenmos Handling kitchen knives can be dangerous activity if not done with thought and care. Here are five tips to keep you and those around you safe during handling. 1. Choose a forged knife instead of a stamped one. Why? Forged knives are forged of one piece of steel with […]
By Global Master Chef Karl Guggenmos There are many claims made these days in support of all kinds of cooking tools and gadgets that will allow you to cook healthier – or so they say. While it is possible to process some foods in an easier manner, it doesn’t necessarily make them healthier. In my […]
Knives and cutting boards, it doesn’t get much better than this! Kitchen cutting boards come in a variety of materials, like bamboo and composite material or wood. Let’s look at the options so you can determine which is best for you.
By Global Master Chef Karl Guggenmos You see them being used on TV. Copper is synonymous with the image of the professional chef. Many chefs use it, especially pastry chefs working with sugar, you can too. Advantages: Copper has the best heat conductivity of all the materials Very durable Great appearance Reacts quickly to […]
Salt and your health – what does that mean? There are a lot of misconceptions about salt and its impact on our health. Yes, too much salt certainly contributes to high blood pressure and other health issues.
By Executive Chef Richard Sloan Did you ever wonder why the recipe you got online or from your favorite restaurant doesn’t taste the same when you try to prepare it at home? It’s usually just a few common cooking mistakes that cause the recipe to go south in a hurry. Here are some handy tips […]
By Global Master Chef Karl Guggenmos Photo credit: Alternative Daily Among all the cooking ingredients, oils and fats have been subject to more scrutiny, misinformation and controversy than any other food. It’s confusing for chefs and the home cook alike. We are bombarded with contradictory information almost every year and most of the information […]
By Global Master Chef Karl Guggenmos It’s that time of the season once again and for myself and many others,, the greatest indicator of the holidays are re the seasonal aromas and special tastes of the spices used in holiday cooking. Growing up in our small house in Bavaria, our house was always filled with […]