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Filet Mignon with Rosemary Butter

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.

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Morel Mushroom Risotto

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.

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Top Cooking Classes

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.

Sun Dried Tomato & Goat Cheese Pizza

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.

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Can your lunch help you avoid the common cold?

Bread may be the staff of life, but will it keep you healthy? As every year goes by, we learn more about how food can effect our health, but positively and negatively. While, we tend to focus on the damage from giant burgers slathered in cheese and chili, many foods can actually have very...
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America's Best Culinary Schools

America's Best Culinary Schools

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.  

How to Cook a Porterhouse Steak

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.

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Cream of Tomato Soup

Tomato soup and grilled cheese sandwiches bring back some great childhood memories.  Those days it was tomato soup from a can, rather than this homemade fresh version, which has become the new staple in my house.  I use a roasted chile pepper, as well as some fire roasted tomatoes, to add to the complexity of the flavors in this tomato soup, and I’m sure that you are g

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Chicken Breasts with Mustard Sauce

Boneless skinless chicken breasts are great for the simple reason that there are hundreds of great recipes for them.  This recipe for a Chicken Breast with a Mustard cream sauce is one of my favorites.  The chicken breasts are easy to sear off in a pan, until they are just cooked through, with a nice flavorful crust on the outside.

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New York Strip Steak

New York Strip Steaks, are one of my favorite cuts.  It has more flavor than a Filet Mignon thanks to the natural fat in the steak, and a great texture, that's maybe not quite as tender as the filet, but still very very nice.  One of my favorite ways to cook New Yorks, is on the grill, but today, I’m going to show you a technique using a cast iron pan.

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