Quickles are an expeditious way to always have fresh “pickled brightness” close at hand; helping you add a pop of sweet and sour crunch to your favorite recipes.
Chef’s Pantry: Labor-Saving SconesAugust 30, 2021
Although scone dough is relatively easy to make, it does take time to produce, and it can add an unnecessary bake shop-style mess to your limited kitchen space. That said, one of my favorite labor-saving items is the Pillsbury scone dough line.
Chef’s Spice Rack: Jamaican Jerk SeasoningNovember 24, 2020
Jamaican Jerk Spice is a mixture of All Spice, Garlic, Onion, Sugar and Chili Peppers; together they create a distinct fragrant flavor with a chili pepper after punch.
Chef’s Pantry: Pasta in FoodserviceNovember 2, 2020
Selecting the best pasta for your operation is no small matter. And, for the sake of consistency, should not be taken lightly or on a whim.
Chef’s Pantry: Sun-Dried TomatoesSeptember 28, 2020
There’s a lengthy process that a tomato must go through to achieve the condensed size and flavor intensity that sun-dried tomatoes are known for…
Chef’s Pantry: Calabrian Chili PeppersAugust 24, 2020
Although small in size these dainty red gems pack a fiery kick with vinegary after tones. A great addition to any dish in need of…
Chef’s Pantry: Pork BellyAugust 11, 2020
Cube it, plank it or slab it; regardless of your final shape pork belly will render big rich flavors to elevate your creations.
Chef’s Pantry: Aji AmarilloJuly 7, 2020
There’s a big world of flavors out there. Among them is the Peruvian yellow pepper known as the Aji Amarillo.
Chef’s Pantry: ShallotsJuly 2, 2020
In this post you’ll find two delicious approaches for an upscale onion. Pickled shallots are an easy way to give your menu an adventurous look and roasted shallots are a great way to add rich robust quick-fire flavors.
Brown Bread… A New England ClassicApril 21, 2020
Canned brown bread, also known as Boston bread, is a long lasting shelf stable bread that’s well worth every twist of the can opener required to access it.
Chef’s Spice Rack: SaffronFebruary 26, 2020
Saffron is the red stigma from a crocus flower, sometimes referred to as the saffron crocus.
Chef’s Pantry: Wicked CleanDecember 9, 2019
Maine based Wicked Strong cleaner and degreaser makes the work of a dreaded end-of-night cleaning a little easier, safer and environmentally friendly… green.
Chef’s Spice Rack: SumacJuly 17, 2019
Sumac is a shrub that grows in subtopic and temperate climates, which produces clusters of red/burgundy colored fruit.
Chef’s Pantry: Hi Honey!July 8, 2019
Honey starts as flower nectar collected by bees, which gets broken down into simple sugars that are stored inside the honeycomb before collection…
Chef’s Spice Rack: Za’atarMay 31, 2019
Also know as “zaatar” and “zahtar” this Middle Eastern herb mix is comprised of a mixture of dry basil, thyme, oregano, sumac and sesame seeds…
Chef’s Pantry: Maine Sea SaltMay 7, 2019
For naturally enhanced flavors, add Maine Sea Salt Co. products to your repertoire. Their Maine-made sea salts are unrefined, dried by the sun and hand harvested…
Chef’s Pantry: Pork PuffsApril 8, 2019
Airy, Crunchy, puffy morsels of porkliciousness. Even if pork chicharróns are’t on a trending foods list somewhere, I suggest placing them on yours!
Chef’s Pantry: Blue Mango Veggie BurgersApril 3, 2019
Blue Mango Veggie Burgers cross Maine ingenuity with the flavor-bomb combo of onions, black beans, panko, spinach, rice & spices.
Chef’s Pantry: Cheese CurdsMarch 18, 2019
A cheese curd is essentially the cheese solids that remains after being separated, or cut, from the whey in the cheese making process. Cheese curds as we know them are a young un-aged, unformed cheese…
Chef’s Pantry: Pickled OnionsJanuary 31, 2019
Refine your red onions. This easy method will add both flavor & visual stimulation to your garnish station; without adding significant cost to your dish.
Chef’s Pantry: Spaghetti SquashJanuary 15, 2019
When cooked, the flesh of this unique squash can be forked away from the shell in strands similar in appearance to spaghetti. Spaghetti squash is an amazingly diverse eat that will without a doubt invoke your own creative twists.
Chef’s Pantry: Roasted GarlicDecember 28, 2018
Although raw garlic is absolutely delicious it sometimes has a mild metallic flavor and may be to overpowering for some recipes. Roasted garlic on the other hand becomes far more subtle during the roasting process…
Chef’s Pantry: Deli Containers for Containing & OrganizingDecember 28, 2018
One of the biggest hurdles in any busy culinary operation is keeping organized when space is limited. Trust me, I’ve struggled with this issues my entire career and the 32 oz deli container is the only item that has made my constant efforts; effortless…
Chef’s Pantry: Impossible BurgerDecember 14, 2018
Impossible Foods has created a vegetable based substitution for beef; and it works. This product has a the look of beef, texture of beef, subtle flavors of beef and much to my surprise has a mild beef aroma when cooking…
Chef’s Pantry: Nitrile GlovesDecember 14, 2018
Nitrile is the form fitting food handlers glove that will make you feel like the culinary superhero you are. Nitrile gloves are made out of a synthetic rubber, and are an ideal alternative when latex allergies are a concern…