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Tip/Guidance for the Young Chef: Cooking Potatoes for Salad

I was asked, when bringing over a potato salad to some friends, what the secret is to achieve the look and texture my potatoes had: Crispy outer layer (wall /sides) Soft texture Smooth outer layer Here is a photo to … Continue reading

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Tip/Guidance for the Young Chef: Chicken Liver Parfait 

In general I rarely share recipes, not because I keep the secret to my self but because the Internet is so full of recipes that I prefer to teach about other topics, but for some reason the following recipe has … Continue reading

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Tip / guidance to the young chef : introducing sous vide 

More and more cooks are being exposed to cooking in low temperatures and I am deliberately not referring or using the term commonly used ” molecular cooking ” that young chef like to attach to low temperature cooking. Some like … 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 Direction for the Young Chef: Croquettes and More…

  (above is a cheese croquette served with a cherry tomato jam ) Dear young Cooks (by age, by soul, and by profession), I am repeating myself in order to emphasize that you need to invest more in studying techniques … 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 – 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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“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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