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A Weekend in the Red Rooster Kitchen, Part I

By admin | April 19, 2012

Chef David in the kitchen

By: David Roldan

Going into it, I was nervous. I thought I wasn’t going to know a lot of their ingredients. But once I stepped into the kitchen, it felt good.

These were some of my fears going into Marcus Samuelsson’s kitchens at Red Rooster Harlem and Ginny’s Supper Club. I was visiting New York City for a long weekend and had the opportunity to stage under Executive Chefs of both kitchens, Michael Garrett and Jeremie Tomzcak. Although Marcus was out of town that weekend to check up on his new restaurant Norda, in Sweden, he still allowed me the chance to visit his restaurants and work under his chefs for the weekend.

A stage is a brief apprenticeship where you donate your time in a new kitchen for new knowledge. The main reason you partake in a stage, or estage, (“st-ah-je”) is because you want to learn under a particular chef of caliber, or a specific trade that you may not know about. Back in the days, there weren’t a lot of culinary schools, so young aspiring cooks would go to the chef of an established restaurant and offer to cook for free or for food. Read More

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Best Cookware To Help You Go Green

By Jeannette | April 18, 2012

Photo:  theloushe

Photo: theloushe

By: Allana Mortell

Earth Day is just a few days away and while you may be thinking of direct ways to celebrate this date, such as planting, beach clean-ups, etc, there are some other ways you can go green this year right in your own kitchen! While purchasing new cookware, consider more eco-friendly products that will not only put less stress on the environment to create but can also benefit your health in the end.

In terms of cookware (pots, pans, nonstick, stainless steel, etc), the options are endless and shopping for said items can quickly become overwhelming. One factor to be kept in consideration is teflon-free cookware. In the past five years, a relationship between cancers, liver toxicants and other icky chemicals appeared with materials in non-stick cookware. Once that material, such as teflon, degrades or is heated, it releases Perfluorooctanoic acid, or PFOA, which can be found in the food you eat and has been linked to thyroid disruption and cancer, to name a few.

So if you’re looking to go green with your kitchenware, check out some of our favorites below… Read More

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Five Inexpensive Kitchen Improvement Projects

By admin | June 20, 2011

Photo: gardener41 on flickr
Photo: gardener41 on flickr

It is no secret that food brings us together, whether it is sharing a meal or swapping recipe ideas with friends. And while our palates and dishes are ever evolving, our most important tool-our kitchens,-is often ignored and remains stuck in the past. Get your kitchen out of its slump by following these simple tips to improve your kitchen and better your life! While you’re at it, why not also check out these great guides to making your kitchen greener and more beautiful!

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Introducing My MOZO Shoe Line

By mahir | June 15, 2011

MOZO

The Greek philosopher Plato called necessity the mother of invention.  I’ve definitely found this true working in a kitchen, there are always problems that need to be solved, and often chefs have to think on the spot to find a solution.  When it came to designing shoes for chefs, I knew that there were a lot of ways to improve on the time-honored shoe and make it timely.  I’m really excited Read More

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5 one-minute Kitchen Tasks

By mahir | May 27, 2011

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Your kitchen is the heart of your home: it is where you cook, congregate, and entertain. Making sure it’s clean is another story entirely. After cooking meals and eating in-between-meal snacks, the grit and grime and general chaos can build up. It’s easy to feel like there isn’t time to continually keep your kitchen clean. However, there are a few ways to make a difference to avoid one huge mess. Try these five 1-minute quick and easy tasks to keep your kitchen looking neat and tidy.  Read More

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