Culinary Passports is about food and wine journeys of a lifetime. It's about traveling to different parts of the world and to experience food, culture and great wine!
I've always loved travel, and as being a chef I was always inspired by ingredients and that's basically what drove my cooking. For me to go to the lands where the product was actually produced is a great experience in itself.
A … [Read More...]
What's Hot for the Fall and Winter?
Heartier Fare for the Cooler Weather
Eating and cooking with the freshest food is the fulfillment of any chef worth his or her weight. And whether you are a master chef or a busy mom cooking for four, you want your meal to be delicious and nutritious. Fresh foods mean better taste, better nutrients, and of course a better meal. … [Read More...]
I believe education is a major part of traveling. Every place you visit teaches something new that stays with you throughout your life.
For me, my culinary education is two-fold.
Part one, the Culinary Institute of America (CIA) in Hyde Park, NY.
Part two, all of my combined culinary travels.
I hold the CIA in the absolute highest regard. It is the place to train as a chef, and I am honored … [Read More...]
8 Tips on Knife sharpening By Master Chef Erik Blauberg
It’s so important to always keep your knives sharp. Your knives will cut well, and you will spend less time when you are using them.
A Sharp knife is safer than a dull one. When using a dull knife you have to apply extra pressure to make a cut - it’s easy to lose control, causing you to slip with the possibility of cutting … [Read More...]