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- Crown Pork Roast Cooking Tips and More A crown pork roast makes an elegant presentation for special occasions and the holidays. Here you'll learn some quick tips about where to buy, easy preparation ideas, and how to serve this delicious meal.
- Verjus-A Chefs Rediscovery A new old world product named verjus, French for "green juice" is making a big splash comeback with chefs around the globe. A truly non-alcoholic juice made from semi-ripened wine grapes is the perfect substitute or addition to cooking with wine, vinegar and lemons.
- About Professional Quality Demi Glace - More top restaurateurs, hotels, caterers, country clubs, and personal chefs use this delicious reduction for their entrees requiring sauces with a texture, taste and sheen like no other sauce available on the market today. Just ask a chef at the world famous Morton's of Chicago Steakhouse.
- The Secrets of A Delicious Stew - Making a savory tasting stew is the ultimate when it comes to comfort food. This is not a new idea but one that began with the advent of fire and some form of pottery, pot, or vessel to retain and cook the contents.
- A Spoonful of History - Learn about the four "Mother Sauce" groups established by one of the greatest French chefs of the nineteenth century. You'll even feel more confident and creative as you invent your own sauces by having a better understanding of the basic ingredients of sauce making.
- The Art of Barbecue, Grilling, and Roasting - Here you'll learn the difference between barbecuing, grilling and roasting; and you'll be amazed at how much better every meal will taste when you follow the simple cooking tips for each of these categories.
- A Guide to Saffron - What is saffron, why is saffron so expensive, how to use saffron in cooking, how to buy saffron, and how to store saffron are some of the more important questions in understanding what has made saffron such a prized gift and cooking ingredient throughout the ages.
- A Wok in the Kitchen - A Wok in the Kitchen is like having a car in every garage. It's not that it's a necessity for making a good Asian dish, but it sure makes the cooking process a simpler, more fun experience. Learn more about the wok and its versatility in the kitchen you'll be glad you did.
- Sauce Making (begins with the basics) - I don't think a day goes by that I don't use a sauce to enhance an ordinary meal. And although a lot of creative latitude can be used when making a sauce most home cooks don't have the confidence to experiment. This article will help give you more confidence in preparing a sauce that you can call your very own.
- Fish Facts - Fish and seafood has been increasing in popularity over the last several years. Although the popularity of fish has grown by leaps and bounds most people are unaware of some of the basic considerations before making that purchase. Here we give you some guidelines that will help you bring the freshest and tastiest selection to your dining table.
- Barbecue Sauce History 101 - Barbecue sauces have a long history in this country that dates back to the time when Indians roamed from coast to coast. Sauces differed from region to region depending on what seasonings, berries, and plants were available. Here you'll discover some of the regions that are famous for their sauces and the variety of ingredients that makes them different.
- Roasting is a Simple Art - You'll be amazed with the depth of flavors that can be achieved with the roasting process. Here you'll gain the basics for making a deliciously roasted meal with a few simple steps. Following these steps will ensure that the flavors, juices, and glazes will be there to enhance your dining pleasure.
- Black Pearls and White Diamonds - Alexander Dumas once wrote this about truffles-"They can on certain occasions, make women more tender and men more lovable." It doesn't matter whether you're preparing an intimate dinner for two, a lavish dinner party, or something in between the aroma or truffles will catapult your senses to ethereal heights.
- Wine or not to Wine, that is the question - Wine has become one of the most versatile ingredients used in the cooking process today. With so many different kinds of wine on the market there is no limit to what you can create. From the making of simple sauces to integral sauce combinations and dessert sauces you'll be able to add a little of your own panache to every meal you make.
- How to Select an Extra Virgin Olive Oil - With the many varieties of olive oil on the market today the selection process can become quite confusing. Is it the price, taste, color, type of olives, country of origin, bottle shape, or attractive label that makes an oil outstanding? Learn the simple truth to selecting an extra virgin olive oil that's right for you.
- Why Use Dried Wild Mushrooms? - In today’s world, finding a variety of exotic, fresh and flavorful mushrooms is quite the task. The more common white mushrooms found in local supermarkets are considered by many professionals to be bland by comparison. See why dried wild mushrooms have so much more to offer than their fresh counterparts.
- The History and Process of Aged Balsamic Vinegar - Balsamic vinegar in its simplest form was probably created over five thousand years ago. There were ancient writings that noted a liquid much like balsamic called Saba, which came from the Greco, Roman, and Egyptian periods.
- Truffles, Black and White - When I think of truffles or any food having to do with truffles I think of ancient flavors from the forest. They have a deep, mysterious and an almost inexplicable aroma all to themselves. Think of musty, garlicky, nutty flavors that can overwhelm the senses.
- About Capers and Their Culinary Uses - Enjoy the rich Mediterranean flavors of Italy and France when you add our imported capers from Pantelleria, Italy to your favorite recipes. These highly prized capers have a distinctive flavor and aroma that will add the perfect touch to your seafood dishes, pasta sauces, pizza and more.
- A Guide to Capers- A little known berry or bud enjoyed for centuries throughout France, Italy, and Spain is growing in popularity in the United States. these little nuggets of flavor are used primarily in cooking but has also been used for medicinal purposes. Capers in all shapes and sizes are becoming key ingredients in a variety of foods such as sauces for meat, poultry, fish, pasta, salads and more.
- Excite Your Taste Buds with Aged Balsamic Vinegar-The longer a balsamic vinegar is aged the more mysterious, thicker and sweeter the flavors. When one looks at the cost of a perfectly aged balsamic vinegar they are at first taken aback. First consider the cost in years to produce an excellent well-aged balsamic vinegar. You'll be suprised to learn the average cost is $7.50 for this rare and delicious flavor that only a few will ever have a chance to enjoy
- A Guide to Choosing Cookware for Sauce Making-Having the right cookware is very important in the sauce cooking process. Not only does it help produce a better outcome but also makes the actual cooking of the ingredients a lot more fun. This basic guide will set you on a path for collecting the best cookware possible for the job at hand.
- Extra Virgin Olive Oil Obsession-Olive oils have been used for centuries and I for one have become obsessed with the hunt to find the best tasting extra virgin olive oil to please MY palate. A must read for those interested in finding out how to pick the best Extra Virgin Olive Oil.
- What's in a Sauce -Have you ever wondered what constitutes a great sauce? What makes a restaurant quality sauce melt in your mouth, and keep you craving for more? Learn the secret to how to create your own signature gourmet sauce that tastes like a chef made it.
- Buying Fish - Fresh vs. Frozen -When buying fish, is it best to buy fresh or frozen? This is a great question as consumers assume that fresh means better. As we will soon discover, you should know the facts before buying fish.
- What is Risotto? -Interested in learning more about risotto? This article discusses it’s history and includes a gourmet recipe for creating this wonderful Italian dish at home.
- One-Pot Meals are Winter Time Favorites -When you think of one-pot meals, especially in the middle of winter, delicious stews seem to come to mind. Stews are one of our favorite meals here at Club Sauce. They are simple to make, inexpensive, and the ultimate winter time comfort food.
- It’s all about the Sauce -Did you know that adding thin strips of citrus zest to a sauce or gravy will enhance the flavor? Sauce Master Jules Silver of Club Sauce recommends using lemon or lime as a compliment to grilled meats, chicken, or fish.
- What you need to know about Tomatoes -Second only to the potato, the tomato is the world’s most popular vegetable. This is quite an accomplishment given that the tomato is actually a fruit! And with over 7,500 different varieties, possibilities are seemingly limitless.
- Hearty Pastas-Fast and Easy! -What constitutes a hearty and healthy pasta? With so many choices on
the market today, it can be a pretty overwhelming task to shop for this
simple and delicious food.
- Delicious Meals for a Limited Budget -
Even when budgets are tight, you can still create gourmet meals right in your own home. Saucemaster, Jules Silver, owner of Club Sauce, can help you save money and have fun making restaurant-quality, gourmet dishes.
- 7 Simple Ways to Create Gourmet Meals with Leftovers -Let’s agree to make simple, delicious gourmet dishes out of our leftovers. Yes, leftovers! Using leftovers can be an easy and delicious way to save money while creating simply wonderful gourmet meals.