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Tip/ guidance for the young chef :Tart tatin for beginners 

I have been asked few times for a tart “Tatin” recipe , as  you know i am not a pastry chef ,and I look at things trough the eyes of a cook/ chef de cuisine . Tart tatin is a … Continue reading

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Tips and Guidance for the Young Chef: The Relationship between a Chef and Customer from a Slightly Different Perspective

  Sometimes as cooks we forget that we are, in fact, service personnel; over the years, we gain experience, something which brings us higher-ranking positions. At the same time, customers know us, cherish us, trust our work, connect with our … Continue reading

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Tips and Guidance for the Young Chef: Using another Building Block—”Gazpacho” Soup

I want to share with you how I feel about “building blocks” in the kitchen: many basic recipes are included in this category, from which an endless variety of recipes can be made. For example: mayonnaise, pastry cream, and many … Continue reading

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Tips and Guidance for the Young Chef: Using Building Blocks—”Vichyssoise” Soup 

I want to share with you my thoughts regarding “building blocks” in the kitchen—many basic recipes make use of these kitchen building blocks, which can be made into endless variations. For example: mayonnaise, pastry cream, Bechamel sauce, croquette base (which … Continue reading

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Tips and Guidance for the Young Cook: An Exercise in Dish Presentation

The subject of presentation is one which occupies many cooks. Cooks who are just starting out, in many cases, invest and think more about presentation than about understanding the foundations. That’s fine, I was also like that—and it’s clear why, … Continue reading

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Direction/Tip for the Young Chef: Understanding the Classic “soufflé vs chocolate fondant”

Lately I have noticed to many confusion between classic dishes so I  want to place a little order into terms connected with the culinary world, this time I want to reference the difference between  the “classic soufflé”  and the “chocolate … Continue reading

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Tip/Direction for the Young Chef: Pomme Soufflé (Potato Soufflé)

I would have never thought to post this topic for young cooks since I think there are more important things to learn. However, because, more than once, cooks have come up to me and asked how to prepare pomme soufflé, … Continue reading

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