Cooking like a Chef - A quick reference guide to cooking methods
You like watching cooking shows and would like to be able to cook like a Chef? Learning about the many cooking methods out there is a great start. We tried here to put together a quick reference guide to most popular cooking methods. Knowledge is essential, even in the kitchen!
10 Essentials when you are just starting out!
If you are just starting out in a new apartment, chances are you will need to pick up some essentials for your kitchen. Even if you don’t plan on doing a lot of cooking, there are some things you will need just to get by. You may not even realize you need certain things until you don’t have them. This list of items is also great for young adults just moving out of the family home or if they are planning to accumulate be
Rock.Tec Non-Stick Cookware Surface Enhancement
When it comes to cookware, it can be hard to choose from all of the different options that are out there. Popular cookware options such as non-stick, stainless steel, and cast iron each have their pros and cons, and it can be costly to invest in numerous sets to take advantage of every benefit. But what if you didn’t have to choose between the ease of traditional non-stick cookware or the durability of stainless steel and cast iron?
The process of roasting can sometimes seem like a long and arduous one but it can also be one of the easiest and most rewarding cooking methods when done right. For example we find that there is little to no effort required while the food cooks. It can serve as a family Sunday dinner or a last minute weekday supper and remain an accessible and hearty meal.
The first thing that must be addressed is having the
Why you should use settings other than "high" on your stovetop
Since every stove and burner is different, it is difficult to universalize the settings. Some stoves have low, medium and high settings on the dial, and others have numbers. Typically, we estimate the temperature we might need for certain recipes because there aren't exact temperatures that correspond with the settings. Some at-home cooks use high heat often, and in doing so they damage their cookware and/or unevenly cook their f
Looking for information on the best stove top? I'm sorry to say that preference plays a large role in the choice of a cooking surface. Let's see what the particularities are for each type. Although gas burners are among the oldest of hobs, it is still one of the most preferred types based on its easy contr
Christmas shopping is now in full swing and we at Starfrit want to help you get a head start. If you are like me and short on gift ideas for your friends and family, try surprising them with products everyone will enjoy. With Starfrit’s complete lines of kitchen gadgets, cookware, small electric appliances and food storage items, you will be sure to find something for everyone on your list regardless of the budget. These gift ideas are sure to help any advanced cook and average weekday blazer
Depending on who you talk to, this futuristic way of cooking can be very complicated or explained very simply… let’s try to make this easy! In order to cook food, a heat source is required such as an oven, cooktop or when camping, a barbecue or even a wood fire! Cooktops have evolved over the years and the newer ones now offer “induction” cooktops. Induction cooktops use an electromagnetic field to heat up a pan or saucepan; heat is transferred through metal properties of booth the co
With the amount of cookware available these days, it's sometimes difficult to choose which material is best for what we cook. We wil try to help by explaining each type of metal and its uses.
Here are the materials that are covered in this blog:
Tri-ply Stainless steel
Hard anodized aluminum
Once you re
Starfrit Launches Kilo Solutions with Nutritional Super Star Isabelle Huot
Article by Marcy Goldman, BetterBaking.com* Spring has sprung and with it comes our goals to improve or add to a healthy lifestyle. What better way than to pair those good intentions with the newest from Starfrit, the Kilo Solution new product l
With school starting back soon, schedules get hectic and time becomes limited. Meal prepping can help you get a handle on the week ahead so you can spend more time with family and less time in the kitchen. With so many resources available for meal prepping, you don't have to invent your own plan. Start by gathering information, invest in storage containers, and plan to shop with a food list. Here are 5 back-to-school meal prep tips.
The papers are signed. The keys are made. ... Now, what? As you enter the rite of passage to adulthood with your new home and newer mortgage, there is one milestone that should be a blast to cross off your list: the housewarming party. While the idea of having your friends and family celebrate with you at the happiest time of your young life is warm and cozy, there's only a short time before the panic sets in. What should I cook? Sh
The kitchen is without a doubt one of the most crammed rooms in a household. It contains rarely used gadgets, foods, containers and other accessories that all require efficient storage. This notion is especially relevant when it comes to smaller kitchens as in apartments or condos. They cannot benefit from the luxury of walk-in pantries and islands. However, there are many available outlets and hidden storage opportunities in your kitchen you never thought possible. For your next Spring cleaning
Breakfast on the Run or Goumet Brunch Chez Vous
Everyone has their favorite meal but it’s widely accepted that a great breakfast packs several hours of nutritional jet fuel, making it a clear winner. No wonder breakfast is now an all-out trend. Restaurants and toney brunch places (or cafes now adding breakfast) are sprouting up everywhere! What beats starting your day with a great boost of taste and nutrition?
Most of us are living in the fast lane (even a home
When cooking your favorite dish, you may add a few extra ingredients, leave something out, or change the measurements a bit without a problem, but when baking, ingredients need to be measured accurately. If you enjoy cooking and want to dabble in baking, you should know that baking is more precise and important to the recipe's outcome than you might expect.
When baking, you will want to measure dry ingredients such as sugar and flour in nested
With the invention of The Rock One-Pot, you can impress guests, as well as yourself, with all the prestidigitation you can perform with this pot. This pot is a time saver and a masterpiece maker. With sizes available to fit any recipe, The Rock One-Pot is the only pot you need to pull together a complete meal. The Rock One-Pot lineup includes the 12" Dutch oven with lid, the 7.
The New Year’s resolution is probably one of the hardest promises to keep (a promise made with yourself, that is). Be it taking up a new hobby, being a better coworker or learning to cook, the examples are limitless and often very ambitious and overwhelming. Perhaps the most popular one, as you may know, is getting in shape. However, people rarely follow up on these goals in the long term for many different reasons. Below, you will see the most common obstacles to goal attainment and how to av
As the chilly weather creeps in, we lie in search of comforting and wholesome meals to ease the transition. One popular example is the stew for its simplicity, accessibility, customizability and copiousness. Although it is an easy dish to cook, there are several misconceptions on some aspects of stewing worth addressing, notably braising, the tenderizing process, best cuts of meat and the inclusion of fat. While there are many types of stews, we will stick with the most common one going forward,
As the trees reveal their many colors and temperatures begin to drop, nothing becomes more fitting than wholesome and comforting recipes to prepare and enjoy with close ones. One popular ingredient in said recipes is the apple. However, choosing from the 30+ types of apples can get quite overwhelming: different types fill different roles. Here is a list of America’s most popular apple types and their unique applications.
O'zapft is! (It’s Tapped!)
Since the beginning of time, man has always sought out reasons to drink: from Sunday Night Football to the beginning of a semester or to just about any weekend, all occasions are valid. Fortunately for man, a festival almost entirely dedicated to beer has grown more and more popular over the past decade in the US. This fest is Oktoberfest.
What was once the celebration of a royal German wedding in th
Probably one of the most commonly cooked sauces (if not the most) is the tomato sauce. It is easy to make, versatile and has a very accessible flavor. What’s more is everyone has their own version: be it your neighbor’s version or your grandmother’s recipe passed down generations, there is a wide array of “best” tomato sauces out there. However, there are many ingredients and techniques you can bring to your sauce to pair it up with the greats.
When making a sauce, fresh t
Apple Bread and Apple Tarts are as Easy as Pie…..with a Starfrit Apple Peeler!
With so many apple varieties available these days, both locally and imported, baking with apples is inspiring and extra inviting. Add your own sous chef to the mix, i.e. a Starfrit Apple Peeler, to make the peeling and coring work extra quick and easy, and the ease of preparation only adds to fun and limitless possibilities.
The Starfrit Apple
A growing trend among today’s health-conscious millennials is that of the avocado. Its unique & rich texture, light taste and great nutritional values make it perfect for any occasion, notably salads in the summertime. However, many cooks do not see this traditional South American fruit as an everyday ingredient… which it surprisingly is.
Extensive research on avocados reveals a plethora of health benefits such as lowering cholesterol, providing the monounsaturated