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“Because We Make It Look Easy…”

Posted by on Aug 11, 2015 in Blog | 0 comments

“Because We Make It Look Easy…”

This week’s post is by my guest, Chef Julia Kendrick Conway. Enjoy! ~~~ When I was in culinary school in Italy, my instructor held American chefs in particularly low regard. When questioned, he admitted that he had watched cooking shows on television when visiting New York, and that while American chefs on these shows cooked and cooked, he never saw them taste their food. We tried to explain that it was not true “in real life” but he insisted “…a vero, a vero, I saw it on TV…” As a result, he vowed to instill in us the Italian love of...

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Enjoy the Last of Summer; Chocolate/Peanut Butter Semifreddo

Posted by on Aug 15, 2013 in Blog | 0 comments

Now that I can sense summer drawing to its inevitable close, I feel pressed to make the most of every patio-sitting, cocktail-sipping opportunity. These opps should ideally include friends, especially those with whom I had the, “It’s been too long! We really MUST make a date to get together…” conversation in early summer. Where have these three long, lazy, suddenly-over-in-the-blink-of-an-eye months gone? A Social Living coupon from Zengo hit my Inbox on a recent Friday, so Mark and I made a date with Karen and Eric to...

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Shake Up Your Salad (Dressings!) with Vinaigrette

Posted by on Mar 14, 2013 in Blog | 0 comments

Shake Up Your Salad (Dressings!) with Vinaigrette

Larousse Gastronomique defines “vinaigrette” as  “a cold sauce or dressing made from a mixture of vinegar, oil, pepper, and salt, to which various flavorings may be added.” That’s a starting point, but I think for most practical definitions, a good vinaigrette must also be wholly, or at least partially, emulsified. What is emulsion? Essentially, it’s when two substances that naturally want to separate (oil and water) are forced to mix and stay together. Unless you emulsify your vinaigrette, you end up with a pile of leaves...

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Top 10 Party Themes for 2013

Posted by on Mar 13, 2013 in Blog | 0 comments

Top 10 Party Themes for 2013

I guess believing that I would have the time (or energy!) to blog about all the wonderful things I have seen at Catersource 2013 this year was wishful thinking on my part. Before I catch a plane back to Denver, I want to share with you what will be the top 10 party themes for the coming year! 10. Late Night Snacks – All the comfort foods we love taken to the next level! Mini-pies, flavored pop-corns, house made Twinkies… 9. Farm To Fork – We in Colorado are already very familiar with this concept; however it is now catching...

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