Improving Your Cooking Skills

3 Ways To Use Dry Ice In Your Kitchen

If you enjoy cooking, you may try to keep your kitchen well stocked. However, you may not have considered a stash of emergency ice or dry ice. Dry ice, which is solid carbon dioxide, exhibits temperatures far below freezing. In fact, the temperature of the substance is -109.3F. Here are a few ways to apply it in your kitchen.

Quick-freezing Fruits and Veggies

If you have your own garden, you may regularly freeze your harvested fruits and veggies for later use, especially if you don’t have a large family. Nevertheless, freezing the items using a traditional refrigerator or freezer can alter the texture of the fruits and veggies, leaving them droopy and limp once they are thawed for use. 

Instead of placing the items in a freezer immediately after harvesting, consider freezing them with dry ice first. The dry ice freezes the items so quickly that much of the …

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Restaurant Equipment To Make Your Food Truck Stand Out

Food trucks give people from all over your area the chance to try your foods and beverages, but to compete with other restaurants and food trucks, you’ll want to find the little details that help your business to stand out. Adding the right restaurant equipment to your truck can help you to accomplish this goal. Here are some ideas you can use in your food truck business to enhance the customer experience and make your business one that people want to visit.  

Signage And Crowd Control Accessories

As your food truck becomes more popular, you may have long lines of customers waiting to try your foods. Having signage and crowd control accessories can help to keep lines orderly and ensure everyone gets to try your creations. Consider setting up stanchions to guide people through the ordering and pickup process, and add standing signs to let people know where to …

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Sous Vide Cooking 101

Long a mainstay in fine-dining French restaurants, a sous vide tool is becoming more popular in commercial kitchens. Home chefs are also discovering how easy it is to use this simple cooking method. Here’s what you need to know.

What Does Sous Vide Mean?

Sous vide means “under vacuum” in French. This is a misnomer though, as the food doesn’t necessarily need to be vacuum sealed in order to cook with this method. A simple plastic food storage bag that seals tight will suffice. The sous vide cooking method is basically cooking food low and slow in a hot water bath.

What Equipment Is Needed?

Restaurant kitchen equipment supplies stores as well as some retailers may sell a sous vide apparatus. One of the most common methods involves an immersion circulator. This device is hung on the side of a cooking vessel filled with water. It heats the water to …

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Which Type Of Grill Is Best For Your Cooking Needs?

Gas, propane, charcoal, smoker: which grill works best for your outdoor cooking needs? Whether you like to flip hotdogs on a hot day or you consider yourself quite the chef on a grill, the right style of grill will help to boost your confidence in your outdoor culinary works. Explore the differences between gas, propane, charcoal, and wood chip smoker grills to see which one will work best for your individual style.

Gas

A gas grill is an excellent choice for you if you consider yourself a beginner in grilling. Gas grills allow you to control the temperature of your grilling surface, and they are easy to clean and relatively safe to use. A propane grill works similarly, using a different type of fuel to give you the same reliable cooking results.

Charcoal

Charcoal has its benefits for any griller: it cooks hot, is a traditional way of cooking meats …

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Pick-Me-Up Presents: Cute Gifts For A Friend Going Through A Breakup

Watching a friend go through a hard time is difficult. If you have a good friend who is going through a breakup, you can feel helpless having to watch someone that you care about being heartbroken. Figuring out just how to support your friend can be a challenge. If you want to know how to get your friend moving on after they have had their heart broken, one gift that will go over well is a gift basket. Here are some items to add to your friend’s break up gift basket that will have them feeling better. 

Pictures prior to their relationship

One of the items that you want to add to the gift basket are photos of your friend having fun prior to the end of this relationship. Reminding your friend that they had a full life prior to this significant other coming into the picture can help them remember …

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Love Sushi And Steak? Combine Them With This Delicious Recipe

If you love sushi and steak but can’t choose which one to eat tonight, combine them both into one unique dish. Sushi is a unique Japanese dish traditionally made with fermented rice and fish. Today, chefs can create a variety of sushi rolls and dishes, including vegetable and tofu. You can substitute your protein with sliced steak. Here’s a simple recipe you can make at home when you can’t visit your favorite Japanese restaurant. 

What Do You Need For Your Sushi?

Traditional sushi rolls are made with small bamboo mats. If you don’t have this on hand, you can substitute it with parchment paper. Also, obtain a small package of nori, or seaweed, 1 cup of Jasmine rice, 1/2 cup of rice vinegar and 1 teaspoon of white sugar. You can always use regular white vinegar if you can’t find rice vinegar. 

Next, purchase a sirloin steak. If you …

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