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    7 Ways to Make Your Turkey Delicious

    Make your turkey the most delicious ever this year! When we say turkey, do you think stringy, dry white meat that makes you want to hurl? Well, we hear you. And we're here to change that. We've asked are chef friends, read through all our resources, and scanned the web for the best and latest in turkey tips to bring ...
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    How to Make Galantines and Roulades

    How to Make Galantines and Roulades
    Galantines, as we know them, have been popular since the time of the French Revolution (1789–99). The chef from the house of Marquis de Brancas, an M. Prévost, began producing the savory cold dish, made from boned poultry, sewn back into the bird’s skin, poached in a rich stock, and preserved in the natural jelly. The origin of the dish appears ...
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    How to Classify Cheese

    How to Classify Cheese
    With so many cheeses available today, there are several categories by which they can be referenced. Milk type, country of origin, region, handling, aging, and texture are some of the various classification strategies that have been used. Although most experts agree that none of these classifications are completely adequate, so far no one has been able to come up with one ...
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    Avoiding Cross Contamination

    Avoiding Cross Contamination
    Many food-borne illnesses are a result of unsanitary handling procedures in the kitchen. Cross contamination occurs when disease-causing elements or harmful substances are transferred from one contaminated surface to another. Excellent personal hygiene is one of the best defenses against cross contamination. An employee who reports for work with a contagious illness or an infected cut on the hand puts every ...
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    Concepts and Themes in Buffet Design

    Concepts and Themes in Buffet Design
    A buffet may center on a particular meal period, special occasion, holiday, or ethnic presentation. The event’s theme is typically the starting point for developing a plan for the buffet itself. Another fundamental decision is a menu that is developed around a theme. The season, weather, and the guests’ comfort and expectations hold together the theme. They have a direct impact ...
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    Guidelines for Plating Sauces

    Guidelines for Plating Sauces
    • Maintain correct temperature. Check the temperature of the sauce, of the food being sauced, and of the plate. Be sure that hot sauces are extremely hot, warm emulsion sauces are as warm as possible without danger of breaking, and cold sauces remain cold until they come in contact with hot foods. • Consider the texture of the food being served. ...
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    Food Styling for the Holidays

    Christmas Mistletoe and Holly Hot Drinks (photo by K.K.) You’ve seen the photographs of all the holiday goodies that inspire you to cook a holiday meal or bring a desert to a holiday party. But have you ever thought about what goes into those photographs? In order to have photographs for a November or December issue in a magazine the ...
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