Category: Black Truffle Salt

How To Make the Best Bloody Mary!

  Sunday brunch and football season seem to be almost inseparable.  Provide both of those at your local drinking establishment and you can just about guarantee you won’t spend the day at home.  Add a Bloody Mary bar and it’s a lock.  Whether your favorite team… Continue reading

Succulent Seasoning Secrets – How (or when) to salt your proteins!

  One of the most basic tenets in the kitchen is that of “salting (often referred to as seasoning) your proteins”. We’ve already broached that subject in a previous blog post – “What’s at steak?” From beef to pork to chicken to lamb, every chef worth… Continue reading

How to make the BEST CRISPIEST PERFECT french fries!

  The last two weeks of July mark some of our favorite food days of the year. Today presents our most favorite of all foods – French Fries!  We’re suckers for fries.  Why? Because french fries are great any time of day. Morning, noon or… Continue reading

Dry Aged Beef – You can taste the difference!

  Can you remember the last delicious juicy, richly beefy tasting burger you had? Cooked to perfection. (our individual ideas of perfection may vary, but it was perfection none-the-less) What was it that made that burger taste so good? At the end of the day,… Continue reading

Celiac Awareness Month – Dualing Frittata’s

  Imagine having a food allergy so serious that every time you ate what you weren’t supposed to it made you sick. You are imagining the life of a celiac. That’s someone who is allergic to gluten for those of you who don’t know. No… Continue reading

The thrill of the grill!

  The month of May brings us National Barbecue Month, Beef Month, Hamburger Month, Asparagus Month, Strawberry Month, Egg Month, Salsa Month, Salad Month and Celiac Awareness Month. If you’ve been paying attention along the way, you are quite aware of our fondness for grilling… Continue reading

Feeling Saucy! – Filet w/ Grilled Asparagus & Brandy Mushroom Cream Sauce

  Do you know the difference between mother and daughter sauces? Should you? Does it really matter? Probably not. But for the sake of a brief education (no, you can’t claim any continuing education credits for this one) we should review the five mother sauces.… Continue reading

Thinking about – Potato Chips

  We’ve all heard the adage that ‘necessity is the mother of invention’. No statement could have been more true for Chef Crum. It was a warm summer evening, and by all counts Chef Crum was having a bad night. One of the patron’s had… Continue reading

What’s at steak? – Salting your proteins!

  Spring training started this weekend. Summer time is just around the corner and grill masters everywhere will be dusting off their mitts, tongs, skewers and other outdoor culinary paraphernalia. Cooking the perfect steak (or burger, or pork chop) can be quite the challenge. You… Continue reading

happiness IS just a lick away!

  Without the function of the tongue and the palette, we would be unable to enjoy the pleasure that comes from the simplest of flavors. The concept would be as unimaginable as the notion of color to someone born blind. And yet, when presented with… Continue reading