Garde Manger (gard mawn zhay) is the culinary station responsible for cold foods. Classical garde manger focuses on the preparation of specialty foods, which are sometimes presented on a platter. As simple as this sound this job is quite complex because food is cooked and served cold. Cooks need to be aware of proper sanitation […]

Innovations are ideas, methods, or products that change the way people do things or approach a particular thought. The innovation that I chose to discuss is the blender. The blender was invented due to the popularity of malted drinks. During the early 1900’s doctors advocated malted drinks as a way to build strength.  The innovated […]

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Fresh herbs can improve and change the taste of many meals. However, inexperienced chefs are often too scared to experiment with them. It is not easy to decide which herbs to use in certain dishes. Here’s what you need to know: Basil Great for outdoor cuisine during the…

For this blog assignment I decided to visit the St. Lawrence Farmers Market North side. For months my friends and I have tried planning a visit to a farmers market but it never works out, mainly because everyone would rather sleep in. But alas I made it and couldn’t have been happier about the experience. […]

For this blog post I had to visit a butcher shop and find a cut of meat I’m not familiar with. I decided to visit Sanagan’s Meat Locker at 176 Baldwin St. in the Kensington area. Upon arrival my eyes immediately went to beef shanks. The shank of an animal is the area just below […]

Chicken stock.  _  Teriyaki glazed chicken wings with grilled vegetables. I’ve never been a fan of teriyaki because of how sweet it usually is. To balance out the sweetness I chopped a few chilli peppers into the basting mixture. _ Sushi rolls with pickled ginger. I ran out of white vinegar so my alternative was to use […]

Eggs are one of those foods that are so versatile because there are so many ways to use them. They are the base for custards, leavening agent for baked goods, thickening agents as well as a nutritional meal. Introduction I decided to treat this blog assignment as a science experiment. My objective was to cook […]