Meatballs are for more than just spaghetti or sub sandwiches. These delicious little morels can and should stand on their own. Frequently now, I’ll serve a few meatballs, dusted with parmesan cheese and a bit of olive oil as an appetizer, or even a small main dish, maybe with a side salad. This recipe for Mini-meatballs is perfect for parties, where you’ll looking for “tooth-pick” food.
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Recipes and Techniques
Penne pasta is a favorite of mine for mixing with seasonal vegetables and ingredients. For this recipe, along with the penne pasta, I use some mushrooms, peas, some chicken stock (and a couple other things) to make a very simple sauce.
Pizza may top the list of all time greatest foods on Earth and I love making traditional pizzas at home. Here I show you how to make a Tomato & Basil Flatbread pizza that is so easy to make you won’t believe it, and everyone else will think you’re a professional chef. I make flatbread pizzas with pita bread, or sometimes naan, which is a ton easier than raw pizza dough.
Filet Mignon is the premium of premium cuts of steak. Here I show you how to make a Seared Filet Mignon with Rosemary Butter. It is one of my favorite recipes to make for special occasions, and never fails to wow my friends and family.
A good mushroom risotto is a thing of beauty. It’s even better when you can get your hands on some Morel Mushrooms. This morel mushroom risotto is fairly simple to make once you have the right techniques, and is sure to wow your friends and family. Now, morel’s only grow in the wild, and can be a bit hard to find at times.
What do you learn in Culinary School? The short answer is a lot. The longer answer is some of what you learn is really boring, some very cool. On the cool side, here's a list of the top ten most popular elective cooking workshops offered by le Cordon Bleu. These classes are held on Saturdays at the organization's “Bleu Ribbon Kitchen,” situated in many convenient locations. These are Le Cordon Bleu's “Enthusiast Cooking Classes,” and are open to all, as space will allow. Workshops are held in fully equipped commercial kitchens with top-of-the-line appliances.
I love making pizzas at home. With a few simple tricks, they are easy to make, and the choice of toppings are nearly endless, making it easy to catere to everyone’s tastes, and even the changing seasons. Here, I show you how to make a sun dried tomato and goat cheese pizza.
The demand for trained professionals is rapidly rising throughout the fast-growing food service industry. Over the next few years, the travel, tourism and food industries expect to create more than 30,000 new jobs. High paying positions include Chef, Food Buyer, Caterer, Restaurant Manager, Restaurant Owner, Menu Planner, Event Coordinator and Culinary Instructor, to name only a few.
A Porterhouse steak is a thing of beauty. Part Filet Mignon. Part New York Strip. It’s the most delicious Frankenstein you’ll ever cook. In this video, I show you how to cook a Porterhouse steak insdie on a pan/in the oven. Of course, even those I'm using the oven, the same techniques used here, apply to the grill as well, which I also love to use.