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Hone Your Chops: The Chef's Guide to Knives

Hone Your Chops: The Chef's Guide to Knives
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Infographic: A Cheat Sheet For Grilling Out It’s surprisingly easy to cook a single piece of meat perfectly every time. If you can’t eyeball it, you can simply use a thermometer. But what can get quite a bit more difficult is juggling a few different proteins--bone-in chicken breasts, brats, and burgers--on a jam-packed grill for a bunch of friends. Click to enlarge. Luckily, this infographic by Column Five Media makes grilling as easy as looking at infographics. Rather than focusing on temperatures, it lists your favorite grillables by heat and cook times.

Kitchen 101: Fruits, Vegetables & Herbs Kitchen 101: Fruits, Vegetables & Herbs I’d be remiss if I simply focused on imparting technical knowledge in the Kitchen 101 series here at Chasing Delicious. I’d be downright neglectful if I didn’t talk about ingredients, particularly the biggest misconception about produce today: that it is naturally available year-round. Though you may be able to find just about every type of fruit, vegetable, and herb in the grocery store every day of the year, a majority of this produce is not in season. If you are buying strawberries in December, you are likely purchasing a fruit that was picked six months ago and stored in a climate controlled facility ever since.

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