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A Chef’s Advice: How to Turn Your Backyard BBQ into an Elegant Meal

Everyone love’s a backyard barbecue in the summer time. The weather is nice, the food is great and the company is even better. Barbecue dinners with the family can be pretty laid back and easy to do. So why not combine an easy meal with an elegant evening? Here’s how you can turn your backyard barbecue into a classy meal for a fine dining evening.

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Wine pairing

A Beginner’s Guide to Wine Pairing

People like wine. It’s consumed in large amounts throughout the world, but many people don’t know the first thing about pairing it with food. You might know some basics, like whether or not a red or white goes better with beef or chicken, but when it comes to specific types of wine with certain foods, most people will just go with their favorites and never vary from those. Luckily, there are lots of resources online that can increase your sophistication when it comes to wine pairings. Here’s a simple guide with some quick facts about what food and wine to pair together. Read more →

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Cook Like an Adult: Culinary Basics for Millennials

Many millennials spend over 44% of their income eating out at restaurants, while others don’t know how to cook. Although the reason for this may be left unknown, there may come a time where you’ll need to know how to cook. If you want to be an adult, you need to know how to cook like an adult. Even if you’re low on a budget, cooking at home can actually help you save money rather than continue spending it on your daily meals. The best part about cooking at home is that you have the power to make it healthy, delicious and filling. Here are the top three basic meals you should learn to cook before you hit 30. Read more →

Ryan C Heffernan: Kitchen Must Haves

Kitchen Must Haves: The Best Professional Tools and Utensils for Cooking Like a Chef

I’ve done many blogs on tips and tricks for cooking and eating healthy, but many of you may have realized there is a planning process that takes place before you actually start cooking. This may be the first kitchen you’re left alone with, or you may just be ready to step up your cooking game. It’s important to have these tools in your kitchen before you begin your cooking journey. Here is a list of items you should have in your kitchen. Read more →