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Knife skills – slicing, sharpening, and The Claw!!!

So if you’ve ever watched a cooking show, or seen a professional chef in action, you’ve probably noticed that they don’t handle either their knives or the food they are chopping in the same way that most of the rest of us do. They hold their knives in a weird grip (actually partially up onto the blade, not pointing the index finger) and they hold the food they are chopping in an even weirder grip th
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overflowing angel food cake

A Few Basic Cooking Tips

A Few Basic Cooking Tips   In a hurry? Don’t just crank up the heat, which will cause your food to be burned on the outside and raw on the inside – yuck! Instead, cover the food with a lid or tin foil, which will trap the heat and speed up the cooking process. For better or for worse, this will also trap moisture; if the food needs a crispy exterior, remove the covering and turn up the heat for a few minut
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Setting up a kitchen

Setting up a kitchen     One of the most important things you can do to make your experience in the kitchen fun instead of frustrating is to make sure that you have the proper tools. Although many tools can be improvised (yes, you can drain your pasta with a pot lid instead of a colander) at the end of the day you will have more fun and be less stressed in the kitchen if you have the right tools for the job
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buckets of collard and chard

New this semester – cooking tips, recipes, and what to do with your CSA share!

Are you a new student CSA member? Don’t know a chef’s knife from a paring knife? Can’t tell the difference between collards and chard? Never fear, the Food, Farm, and Sustainability Blog is here for you!   This semester, we will posting weekly recipes, cooking skills, and announcements of classes or other events to help you learn how to cook (or become a better cook than you already are), how t
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