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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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Tip / Guidance to the young chef – study case – the restaurateur prospective

Dear Young Cook—one day you’ll be a chef and you’ll manage the kitchen for a restaurant, a hotel, and more…so it’s a good idea to internalize the idea already that one of the best things for a chef is to … Continue reading

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Tip/ guidance to the young chef – Sauce’s Texture “Nape”

Young chefs have definitely heard of the concept of “nape,” but the matter is not always clear—the word’s origin and loose translation is to wrap or cover. In a classic kitchen, a sauce that has a good texture is usually … Continue reading

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Tip / Guidance for the young chef: On planning a menu and more…for young chefs

Generally, when I upload a new blog post for young chefs, it is because I have a momentary desire to share a topic that seems relevant or because young chefs have approached me about the topic. The topic of building … Continue reading

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Tip / Guidance for the young chef: “Mushroom Duxelles”—another building block to add to the collection

My view of the kitchen, and my joy, has always been to add “building blocks” to my repertoire, and they are numerous. I will make use of them to direct the young generation how to assemble them and create using … Continue reading

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“Tips / Guidance to the young chef”-The Meaning of a “Kitchen Break down”

Sometime in the last few weeks, one of my favorite chefs—Matan Avraham of Hudson Restaurant in Tel Aviv —posted a few words about what transpired at his restaurant that day. From what he wrote, it was clear to me that he experienced … Continue reading

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Hello world!

Hello! From Michael, to all our young chefs To all young chefs and any others just embarking upon their culinary journey—welcome! My name is Michael, and I’ve worked in the kitchen since 1991. The realization that sometimes the younger generation lacked guidance … Continue reading

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