Cronuts® inventor says keep away from his pastry!

Cronuts® inventor says keep away from his pastry!

Chef Dominique Ansel, inventor of NYC’s famous Cronut® (yes, the product is trademarked!) says imitators should be ashamed about copying his idea.  But in a recent article he also encourages other creative chefs to start legally protecting their ideas. Ready to expand his expand his empire, Ansel is off to London to open another bistroRead more about Cronuts® inventor says keep away from his pastry![…]

Oops… do you cook pasta in large pots, sear steaks and start hard boiled eggs in cold water?

Oops… do you cook pasta in large pots, sear steaks and start hard boiled eggs in cold water?

This classic Food Lab video reminds us that old cooking traditions have been debunked many times, yet still are common practice in many kitchens. Including the idea that boiling pasta in gallons of water is faster and makes a difference (nope).  Searing steaks first keeps juices in (so, sorry… no).  Or start hardboiled eggs inRead more about Oops… do you cook pasta in large pots, sear steaks and start hard boiled eggs in cold water?[…]

How to serve beer from a pumpkin

How to serve beer from a pumpkin

Sure, who doesn’t have a pumpkin-spiced drink, dessert or guacamole on the menu these days.  But what about a pumpkin-served beer? Now that’s a Halloween treat your patrons will love. Here’s how to turn a lowly pumpkin into a beer dispenser that will turn heads (no, not like in the Exorcist).

Here’s what a $10,000 dessert looks like

Here’s what a $10,000 dessert looks like

Chef Kevin Brown of SELECT Restaurant in Spartanburg, S.C. was the national winner of General Mill’s Neighborhood To Nation recipe contest.  The honor earned him $10,000 for his Strawberry Pandowdy dessert — along with a $2,000 donation in his name to Greer Community Ministries. Check out how it all was announced!