Poach, Simmer, Boil, Gentle Boil, Gentle Simmer, Rolling Boil. What does this all mean?

There’s a lot of lingo when it comes to cooking with liquid: poach, simmer, boil. They all mean different things. It’s all about temperature. Poaching is a gentle way of cooking tender cuts of meat or vegetables. The goal is to shoot for 160 to 180F degrees. I like to poach chicken breast, fish, eggs, fruits…

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Why is Our Food Getting More Expensive in Grocery Stores?

As many of you know, I’m a big advocate of farm-to-table food. There’s a million and one reasons to support your local farmers, producers and artisans. But this article is really about food inflation. Yes, inflation. The scariest word in the news right now. It’s a crisis! Prices at the grocery store have risen steadily…

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Crispy Pork Belly with Peas, Carrots & Ginger Spring Onion Sauce

Crispy pork belly, what else is there to say? It’s the perfect balance of porkiness, juiciness and crispiness. I love making pork belly because you can cook it low and slow. That means you can set it, forget it and enjoy your day. What says springtime more than peas and carrots? As a kid, I…

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Stocking your Pantry the Farm2ChefsTable Way

One of the easiest ways to make delicious and tasty meals during the week is having a fully stocked pantry. Having flours, grains, spices, herbs, oils, vinegars, dried beans and specialty sauces on hand makes cooking at home a breeze. Can you imagine if you had to purchase every spice, herb or tablespoon of this…

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