Chefs Collaborative members nominated for the 2011 James Beard Foundation Awards.
Chefs Collaborative is proud to recognize members in our network who have been nominated for the 2011 James Beard Foundation Awards.
Be a Perfect Biscuit Maker: Keys and Recipes to Get Them Right
I remember breakfasts in that big farmhouse where I grew up. No matter how cold it was outside, that big square kitchen was always warm and inviting. Mother was a great cook. I remember big platters of bacon and eggs and stacks of hot steaming biscuits. Sometimes there was milk gravy for the biscuits; more often, we just slathered them with butter and homemade jam. With five teenage boys and a caboose of a daughter, we made those stacks disappear.
Later, when I lived in the South, I discovered what Southerners know: biscuits are more than a breakfast food. Hot, steaming biscuits work well with lunch and dinner as well. They accompany soups and traditional meat and vegetable meals equally well.
Growing Herb Gardens Can Be Easy and Fun. Really!
As you are learning the art of herb gardening, you may encounter some 'fun' challenges. Don't let them deter you, as they are usually very minor.
You will need to learn how to prepare your soil and decide which of the many wonderful herbs you want to grow. Selecting the herbs that you want in your garden is the 'fun' challenge that I mentioned earlier.
Some of the herbs recommended for beginners are chives, parsley, summer savory, dill, sweet basil, tarragon, thyme, sweet marjoram, rosemary and sage. If you are having a difficult time narrowing the field and making your selections, you can look at your cookbooks for favorite recipes and use this as a reminder of what you use most often in your cooking. Or, stroll the produce aisle at your favorite market to take a refresher course on the many varieties available.
Norway Culinary Travel
This is a guide for those unfamiliar with a not so known aspect of Norwegian culture; world-class dining.There are almost as many top-level chefs as there are top-level skiers in this country and a decent number of restaurants that can compare to what you find in Paris, London, Barcelona etc. When travelling the country these are the culinary stops to take!
Oslo rules supreme when it comes to quality dining in Norway. 6 restaurants have a total of 7 stars in the Michelin Guide. Unfortunately the one two-star restaurant, Bagatelle, was abandoned by its founder and chef in 2010. However, a quick trip will not suffice to enjoy all the gourmet highlights in Norway!
Food Production Can be Less Dependent on Oil With Sustainable Farming Methods
The use of oil and petroleum products in food production is a major factor in everything from synthetic fertiliser and pesticide production through processing and packaging right to final delivery in the shops.
The industry is one of the biggest users of fossil fuels and therefore is often at the mercy of fluctuations in oil and petrol prices as well as being both energy inefficient and unsustainable as reserves of oil in the world are gradually being depleted.
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