food--cooking

  • Commercial Kitchen Ice Machine Replacement Tips

    Setting up your first restaurant space is an exciting time, but it can also be overwhelming. You need to evaluate all of the appliances that are in the building to determine what will need servicing and what needs complete replacement. Through this process, it's important that you don't overlook the ice machine. It sees a lot of use throughout meal services, which makes it prone to wear. Since a malfunctioning ice machine could leave you in a lurch during your first service, you should know the things to consider if you're trying to decide whether or not to just replace it with a new one. [Read More]

  • Three Mexican Foods That Are NOT Truly Mexican, And How They Came To Be Associated With Mexican Food

    Mexican food in the U.S. has combined several different regional ingredients and flavors to become the restaurant dishes you enjoy. Authentic Mexican food typically does not contain many of these ingredients, which may surprise you if you ever visit Mexico and order a meal. Here are three Mexican foods that are not truly Mexican, and how they came to be associated with Mexican food. Nachos Nachos use several ingredients that are not native to Mexican cuisine. [Read More]

  • Simple Ideas For Making The Office Coffee Experience More Enjoyable

    Coffee has become an integral part of the work culture in many offices. Who doesn't love sipping on a cup of hot coffee as they work? If all you're offering your employees is a plain pot in the corner with some mass-produced grounds and a little sugar, it's time to take things to the next level. Upgrading your office coffee experience will lead to happier workers. Here are some simple ways to get started. [Read More]

  • 3 Reasons Your Ice Tastes Gross And What You Can Do

    An ice maker is not really a necessity, but it is certainly a convenience in any kitchen. If you have the luxury of owning an ice maker, the last thing you want is for it to produce ice that smells or tastes funky. The question is – why does this happen and what can you do about it? Problem One: The Water Filtration System Is Dirty The only solution to this problem is to replace the filter. [Read More]

  • All The Things You Never Thought To Grill

    When the summer heats up, there's nothing worse than standing in a hot kitchen cooking over a hot stove. Luckily, there are so many things that taste delicious on the grill that there's virtually no reason to cook inside during the summer months. Burgers and steaks are great, but summer outdoor cooking can be taken up a level with a little imagination. Check out all the things that can be grilled, but aren't often. [Read More]

  • 4 Food And Beverage Options You Should Include On The Menu Of Your Outdoor Summer Wedding

    The backdrop of nature, sparkling sunshine, and singing birds--a summer wedding outdoors can be an enamoring event. If you are in the process of planning your own outdoor summertime wedding, there is no doubt you'll have a lot of fun planning all the details, but food and drinks are a part of the planning phase that can be more of a challenge when it comes to wedding catering. While there are many menu choices that will work for a high-end event like a wedding, you will want to serve things that people can easily associate with the summer season. [Read More]

  • 4 Tips For Serving Caviar

    Caviar has long been a coveted delicacy, and the addition of caviar can elevate the elegance of any dinner or party. Traditionally, caviar is the roe of sturgeon; other types of cured fish eggs, such as American spoonbill or salmon may be referred to as salmon, and can cost less than authentic sturgeon caviar. You can often buy caviar from specialty food markets or you can even buy caviar online. If you plan to serve caviar at a dinner party or a special event, use the following tips: [Read More]

  • The Power Is Out! 3 Steps To Keep Your Food Cold

    If your power has gone out, you'll need to prevent the food in your refrigerator and freezer from spoiling. That can be difficult to do, especially if the temperatures outside are warm. With some quick thinking and a few safety precautions, you can help keep your food safe until the power comes back on. Here are four steps you should take – before and after a power outage – to protect your food. [Read More]

  • Chilling And Grilling: Must-Have Accessories For The Chef

    Summer is a great time to do some grilling outside. Whether you have a gas or charcoal grill, it's a great time of year to throw some steaks, burgers, and hot dogs on and start cooking. If you own a grill and you've been looking for a few handy things to help make your chef duties easier, look no further. Read on for a list of a few must-have accessories that will make the grilling life much more streamlined. [Read More]

  • Fun In The Sun: 4 Hors D'Oeuvres Ideas For Your Summer Beach Wedding

    The beach in summertime is one of the most gorgeous places you can have your wedding reception, and you have your big meal all planned out to complement the setting perfectly – but now you're completely out of ideas on foods for cocktail hour. Short of recycling some of your planned dishes in a smaller form and slapping them on a cracker, what are you to do? Don't panic just yet – because here are a couple of hors d'oeuvre ideas that will go perfectly with your romantic summertime beach wedding. [Read More]