What is the Best Ground Beef?


Which ground beef works best?
What is the best meat to fat ratio when purchasing ground beef?


The meat to fat ratio listed for hamburg, ground beef or ground sirloin is usually referred to as the grind. It is listed on the label as a percentage. The percentage of meat is listed […]

By | June 7th, 2018|Blog, FAQ|

How to Wash Mushrooms

How do you wash mushrooms?
Since mushrooms are not the prettiest – OK, that’s in the eye of the beholder – but I think we can agree that they are not the cleanest of all the vegetables that one could possibly choose.

So, a common question that comes to mind when looking […]

By | May 17th, 2018|Blog, FAQ|

What are Gherkins?


What are gherkins?


Gherkins are tiny pickles that are made from a variety of tiny whole cucumbers.

  • Gherkins are a variety of cucumber that are smaller in size than we normally see in grocery stores.

  • Gherkins are picked before they reach two inches in length.

  • When pickled, […]
  • By | May 9th, 2018|Blog, FAQ|

    What is Ghee?


    What is Ghee?

    What is clarified butter?


    Ghee is actually pure butter fat. Butter consists of water, milk solids and milk fat (about 80% of butter is fat – it’s the same fat as in milk, but the fats are far more concentrated in butter). Removing everything but the fat, along with the specific […]

    By | April 30th, 2018|Blog, FAQ|

    What is Charcuterie?

    What is charcuterie?
    What is a charcuterie board
    How do you assemble charcuterie?

    Charcuterie is a type of cooking that was developed to preserve meats (mostly pork) before refrigeration was readily available. This French word is used to describe or include any meats that are smoked, cured or otherwise cooked. Meats in this […]

    By | March 26th, 2018|Blog, FAQ|

    Ham per Person

    How much ham per person should be served at dinner?

    When deciding how large of a ham to buy, it is good to know how much ham is considered a serving.

    How much ham per person to serve depends on the type of ham […]

    By | March 14th, 2018|Blog, FAQ|

    Cast Iron on Glass Stove


    Can you use a cast iron pan on a glass top stove?


    It’s no secret that we think that old cast iron pans are the bomb, but what if you have a glass top stove? Glass top stoves look beautiful when they are new and clean, but they can be rather easily scratched […]

    By | March 10th, 2018|Blog, FAQ|

    What is a Country Ham?

    What is a country ham?
    For that matter, what is a city ham?

    A country ham has to do with the process on how the ham was made.
    Country hams are seasoned and then slowly smoked, giving them an intense flavor.

    Country hams are dry-cured, or rubbed […]

    By | March 2nd, 2018|Blog, FAQ|

    Should You Wash Chicken?


    Should you wash chicken?
    Should you wash a chicken before cooking?
    Does washing chicken remove germs?


    We recommend that you do NOT wash chicken before using for the reasons listed below.

    Should you wash chicken?
    You can, it will not hurt the bird, but it may […]

    By | February 15th, 2018|Blog, FAQ|

    Slow Cooker Temperature

    What is the difference between “high” and “low” temperature settings on a slow cooker?

    Actually, there is no difference in the actual cooking temperatures between settings for the original crock pot and most other slow cookers. The difference between slow cooker settings is about time and not temperature, which is about […]

    By | February 7th, 2018|Blog, FAQ|

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