Choking Prevention

Hmm…I wonder what would happen if I swallowed a too-big chunk of that juicy steak? Photo taken from wikipedia Choking could happen, especially for young children and people who tend wolf down their food like there is no tomorrow. You may know what to do during choking incidents, however, prevention is your first line of … Continued

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Allergic Reactions

Peanuts, along with tree nuts, fish, shellfish, wheat, soy, and egg, are the most common food allergies According to Food Allergy Research and Education, an estimated 15 million Americans have food allergies, and children are more likely to experience these allergies. In fact, approximately 1 in every 13 children in the United States lives with … Continued

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More on Kitchen Safety

Home Chefs can never be too careful when working in the kitchen. So, here are more kitchen safety tips to help you make your kitchen as safe as it can be. Do not wear loose clothing or dangling sleeves while cooking. Those are firetraps. Wear proper clothing when you’re cooking. Whatever you’re cooking, never leave … Continued

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Kitchen Etiquette

There are unwritten rules in etiquette for chefs everywhere when it comes to the kitchen. Here are some of mine: Keep it clean Keep everything clean. Wash your hands. Clean your faucet, sink, counters, appliances, cabinets and drawers. And don’t forget your cutting board. Throw out that old sponge and get a new one. Have … Continued

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Children in the kitchen

Photo taken from: Children are generally curious about everything and they always want to explore, don’t you agree? Now, imagine what a kitchen is like in a child’s eyes. All those interesting items on the counters, all those things in the refrigerator, oh, what’s that on the stove? I wonder what that is? Better … Continued

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Basic Knife Skills Every Chef Should Know

Some knife cutting techniques. Photo taken from:   If there is one thing a home chef must learn, it’s the proper ways to cut food. Learning the proper ways to cut not only save time and effort in the kitchen; they can also keep you (and your fingers) safe as well. Here’s a very … Continued

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Kitchen Knives

Knives… Every home chef needs a set of knives that can take care of most of the basic cutting task. Here’s a look at the three knives that you’re going to need in every kitchen. 1. Chef’s knife – Among the most versatile knives, this is the knife you’ll use daily for chopping, slicing, dicing … Continued

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Knife Skills 101

Learning the right way to handle a knife is very important if you want to avoid accidents in the kitchen. You don’t go around cutting food randomly, do you? You must learn how to hold your knife properly when you chop. And you also need to know how to protect your other hand while it … Continued

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Essential Kitchen Items for the Home Chef

How often have you ever looked for a kitchen utensil when preparing a meal only to discover you don’t have it just when you need it? Top chefs with their professional equipment never have to scramble for the right tool for the right culinary job. The home chef? Maybe, maybe not. So, occasionally it might … Continued

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