There are 5 basic tastes when you eat or drink: sweet, sour, bitter, salty and umami. In my travels I have seen different cultures gravitate towards certain flavors, the tartness of kimchi or sauerkraut lets you know that Germans and Koreans like their sour flavors. In China or Japan umami tastes reign with the use
One of the most consistent praises we get at Salty’s is how well we cook fish. We have mad fish cooking skills because we cook a lot of it. This year Salty’s restaurants will cook over 7,000 pounds of Halibut. This month I am giving you my hidden secrets on how to cook this amazing
From a Chef, the MMMM…. of culinary sayings is the difference between prawn and shrimp. Yes, they are all classified as shrimp but prawn was brought to you as a marketing tool. I love the naming difference because it truly gives me an idea of how to buy the right stuff. The word shrimp conjures
Being from the great state of Washington we have our share of apples. We have figured many different ways to prepare this amazing fruit. My favorite is is all natural vinegar. I feel that the average cook does not use vinegar enough in their cooking. I use it to balance almost all my dishes. I
Pomegranates are little seeds of absolute deliciousness. The acidity in these little jewels makes your palate sing for more.. Pomegranate has gained loads of popularity over the years in POM juice. The health benefits of pomegranates are astounding and you can read more about them from my gal pal Kathy (kathy’s blog). Pomegranate mollasses is
What do you do with all your salmon you have caught or bought? I have been cooking salmon for the better part of my life and no matter what sauce I pair with it or how I cook it, if it is not handled properly it can be trouble.
I have been known to be a little fruity sometimes! I love a great snarky joke or the fashionably sensed individual wearing really fantastic shoes. This month I want to talk about the sweetest things in the world, ripe fruit.
I consider myself one of the finest winos in all the land. During the summer months, I like to sit in my back yard while enjoying a nice refreshing glass of Marlborough Sauvignon blanc. Sometimes I scream the title of this blog when my lovely wife or house-guests decide to drink all my juice. SAVAGES!
The best thing in the world is the egg. They are cheap, nutritious and you can cook them many different ways. Kathy has the nutrition in her blog The Unscrambling Of Eggs and I get to tell you all the ways to cook an egg. The original chef hat has 100 pleats in the top
Fresh herbs are the true key to any great dish. They are very special ingredients that all chefs hold dear to our hearts. In my restaurant kitchens we have at least...