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Find Out Where You Can Learn to Make Your Favorite Dishes at Cooking Schools?

Thai cuisine has gained popularity all over the world for its fresh flavours, healthy ingredients and low fat cooking methods for help visit www.cat-head-biscuit.com. At one time recipes in Thailand were divided between those for the royal court (which were kept secret) and those for commoners. Now royal and everyday recipes have mingled but there are still significant regional differences.

In the north of Thailand glutinous rice is favoured over steamed rice and it is kneaded into small balls with the fingers and used to soak up liquid dishes. Northern curries have a milder, more herbal quality thanthose in the south. Curries are flavoured with ginger, tamarind and turmeric. Preserved fruits and pickled vegetables are popular accompaniments. The traditional meal served when entertaining in the north is a Khantok dinner. Khan meaning bowl and tok meaning a low round table. Guests sit on the floor around the table and help themselves to a variety of dishes which may include rice, fried chicken, a curry, a minced meat dish and a salad. The north is famous for longans (a lychee-like fruit) when in season.

In the south coconut features in many dishes and locally grown cashew nuts are eaten as appetisers or stir-fried with chicken and dried chillis. As you may expect, there is an abundance of seafood. Around the Gulf of Thailand shellfish are farmed and so they are very fresh. Whole fish are sometimes brought to the table still poaching in heavily seasoned stock over a charcoal burner. The result is pleasantly aromatic rather than intensely spicy.

However, the type of cuisine with which we are most familiar comes from the central region of Thailand and dates from the early 13th century when the first independent Thai capital was located at Sukhothai. The basic diet consisted of rice, fish and vegetables flavoured with black pepper and fish sauce, along with fresh fruits. When power later transferred south to Ayuthaya other ingredients such as coriander, lime and tomato were added to the diet, along with what has become an essential ingredient – chilli pepper. Other influences came from India, Japan, Persia and China.
Thai Cooking Classes
Northern Thailand

The internationally renowned Chiang Mai Thai Cookery School is owned and run by Sompon Nabnian, Thailand’s international TV chef, and his wife Elizabeth. Stay and Study packages are offered at the Jasmine Rice Village which is operated by the owners of the Chiang Mai Thai Cookery School for help visit www.150-venison-recipes.com. “A half hour’s drive from Chiang Mai city centre, Jasmine Rice Village Boutique Resort and Spa offers a unique experience for visitors seeking tranquility, cultural authenticity and luxurious comfort during their stay in the north of Thailand”.

1-5 day classes are offered. A one-day class costs 990 Baht (33 USD) per person.
Southern Thailand

At Mom Tri’s Boathouse in Phuket, Gourmet Executive Chef Tummanoon Punchun shares the secrets of great Thai cooking at popular workshops held every Saturday and Sunday from 10.00 to about 14.00. The course includes a folder of recipes, a Boathouse apron and lunch. Excellent beach front resort accommodation is available.

2 day class costs 3,200 Baht (105 USD) per person.
Central Thailand

From Bangkok, The Thai House is a forty minute long-boat trip through the villages along Klong Bangkok Noi. Owned by a Thai family, this beautiful, traditional teak house is surrounded by gardens with tropical fruit trees and its own herb garden. Homestay accommodation is available in guestrooms around an upstairs courtyard. Pip, your instructor, learned to cook from the highest possible authority – her mother.

1-3 day classes are offered. A one-day class costs 3,500 Baht (115 USD) per person

Typical one-day course at The Thai House includes:

An introduction to Thai herbs and spices

Appetizer: Larb Moo – A spicy Thai pork salad

Soup: Tom Yam Kung – Hot and sour prawn soup

Luncheon Dish: Phad Thai – Thai fried noodles

Main Dishes: Kaeng Ka-Ri Kai – Yellow chicken curry and Paneang Nua – Coconut Beef Curry

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Posted by mark - February 23, 2017 at 2:16 am

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Best way to reheat Prime Rib?

I have wonderful prime rib leftover from Christmas that I currently have in the freezer along with about 1/4 cup of the au jus. The piece of beef is about 2 1/2 inches thick and includes both one end cut and then the rest up to the wonderfully rare center. What would be the best way to reheat this, yet retain it as rare as possible?

Heat the au jus then place the rib in the hot sauce for a short amount of time. It will warm it but not cook it more and will help keep it very moist. Thats how they do it in restaurants.

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Posted by mark - January 24, 2017 at 11:38 am

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What Is The Best Way To Season A Prime Rib Of Beef?

If you are one of those people who are asking “What is the best way to season a prime rib of beef?” then here are a few choices. These are great examples to pair with your favorite vegetables. Remember to check back for more recipes.

 

Crawford Farm Meats Ect.-Classic Roast Prime Rib of Beef au Jus

 

What Is The Best Way To Season A Prime Rib Of Beef?-Crawford Farm Meats Ect.

What Is The Best Way To Season A Prime Rib Of Beef?-Crawford Farm Meats Ect.

 

Total Prep and Cook Time: 3 hours 10 minutes

What You’ll Need:

One beef rib roast, standing (about four to seven ribs))
Fresh ground black pepper to taste
Large grain salt (kosher salt) about one half tsp per bone
Half tbsp of softened butter per rib
Roasting pan (large) with no less than three inch sides
Two tbsp of flour
One quart of beef broth (keep cold)

What To Do:

Take prime rib from fridge and put in pan. You will not need a rack because the rib bones make a natural one. Rub the whole surface of the roast with the butter, and then coat it evenly with you salt and black pepper.

Leave your prime rib at room temperature for two hours. Preheat oven to four-hundred and fifty degrees F. When oven is hot, put in roast and cook it for twenty minutes to sear outside of roast. After twenty minutes turn down oven to three-hundred twenty-five degrees F. Roast until desired internal temperature is reached (see the guide below). Medium-rare will take about fifteen minutes per pound.

Transfer in large platter, and let rib rest, loosely cover it with foil for thirty minutes before serving. If you cut into meat too early it will cause a loss of juice.

To Make Your “Au Jus” Sauce:

While rib is resting, pour off all but two Tbsp of the fat from pan and  then place on your stove top over med heat. Add some flour and cook, stir for five minutes to form roux. Pour in beef broth and whisk into roux. Scrape all caramelized drippings from bottom of the pan.

Turn heat to high, cook sauce for ten minutes until reduced and thickened slightly (will not be heavy sauce). Adjust seasoning as needed. Then strain and serve with the prime rib.

Internal Temperature Guide:

These are the temps to remove the beef, and not the final temp. Roast will continue to cook after it’s removed.

Rare: remove @ 110 degrees F. (final temp about 120)

Medium-Rare: remove @ 120 degrees F. (final temp about 130)

Medium: remove @ 130 degrees F. (final temp about 140)

 

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What Is The Best Way To Season A Prime Rib Of Beef?-Crawford Farm Meats Ect.

What Is The Best Way To Season A Prime Rib Of Beef?-Crawford Farm Meats Ect.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Posted by mark - January 17, 2017 at 7:29 am

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Do you think that a Kosher diet is better for you?

Isn’t kosher meat supposed to have no fillers?
And isn’t usually better quality, since its a higher pricing. ?
And pork and pig is usually bad for you, or at least the way we make it. Do you think keeping it out of your diet (kosher) is good for you too?

Scientific proof please? Like info about fats, fillers. Thanks

Kosher is preparation, other than no swine the food isn’t any better or worse.

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Posted by mark - January 12, 2017 at 4:16 am

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Where can I find a prime rib restaurant in Manhattan, especially in mid – Manhattan area?

I am looking for a restaurant that does prime rib, ie one of the best cuts of beef slow cooked in prime rib style.

Thanks.

I love prime rib and make a point to eating at steak houses often.

In my opinion, the best prime rib in NYC can be found at Ben Benson. (It’s not just the steak that’s good there btw, everything is excellent). It’s located on 52nd st b/w 6th & 7th.

Smith & Wollensky on 49th & 3rd also serves up a wonderful prime rib.

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Posted by mark - January 7, 2017 at 12:59 am

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How do I perfectly prepare a sirloin steak……?

I’d like one cooked medium-rare and one medium, and I’m looking for that restaurant-quality taste and texture.

I can cook it on either a George Foreman grill (which I don’t really like to use because I always manage to overcook meat on that thing), or either a cast-iron skillet or a regular non-stick pan. What should I use to season them, how high heat should I use, and how long should I cook them?

The reason you overcook with a George Foreman is that it presses the meat–somthing that restaurants do when they want to cook a steak past medium. Given the choices listed, I would use the cast iron (Outback uses a flat grill for all their steaks). At my restaurant, we only use kosher salt and fresh ground pepper for steaks. Heat the skillet over high heat with nothing in it until blazing hot. Put in the steak and cook for about 1 to 1 1/4 minutes per side (MR or Med) then remove to a warm plate and cover loosely with aluminum foil for at least five minutes–this "resting" step is critical! It makes the difference between a steak that is seared on the outside and rare in the middle and one that is perfectly cooked all the way through. TIP: cooking times may vary, depending on how hot your burner is, thickness of the pan & steak, etc. Use the "poke test" to determine doneness. While your left hand is completely relaxed, poke the ball of your left hand (near the base of your thumb) with your right index finger. How much it gives is approximately the amount that a rare cooked steak will give when you poke it. Now touch your left index finger to your left thumb and poke again in the same place. Now it will be slightly firmer–this is medium rare. Your middle finger touching your thumb will be medium, and so on down the line. Now you don’t have to know the time (other than approximately), you just need to know the firmness of the cooked steak! Enjoy!

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Posted by mark - January 1, 2017 at 11:24 pm

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which is a better cut of beef? prime a or prime aaa? thanks?


I don’t think they classify beef as a or aaa. I’ve seen it classified a through e which is based on maturity. I’ve given you a link below to beef quality classifications.

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Posted by mark - December 20, 2016 at 6:05 pm

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Loaded Baked Potato And Chicken Casserole Recipe

Here is a recipe with a delicious twist on your typical casseroles. Sure to be a family favorite! Make sure to check back for more recipes your family is sure to love.

 

 

Loaded Baked Potato And Chicken Casserole Recipe

 

 

Loaded Baked Potato And Chicken Casserole Recipe-Crawford Farm Meats

Loaded Baked Potato And Chicken Casserole Recipe-Crawford Farm Meats

 

What You Will Need:

Two pounds of chicken breasts, cubed
Eight potatoes, cubed
One Third cup of olive oil
One and one-half tsp salt
One Tbsp ground pepper
One Tbsp of paprika
Two Tbsp of garlic powder
Six Tbsp of hot sauce
Two cups of shredded cheddar cheese
One cup of crumbled bacon
One cup of diced green onions

 

What To Do:

– Preheat your oven to five hundred degrees.
– In a large bowl, mix together olive oil, salt and pepper, garlic powder paprika and the hot sauce.
– Add the cubed potatoes to the bowl and mix.
-Coat your baking dish with some cooking spray.
-Add potatoes to the baking dish. Allow the excess sauce to stay in bowl.
– Bake the potatoes for forty-five minutes, stirring them every fifteen minutes.
– Add cubed chicken to bowl with leftover sauce and allow to marinate while potatoes bake.
-Mix together the cheese, green onion and bacon in a separate bowl.
– Once  your potatoes are done, add chicken. Then layer the toppings.
– Bake everything for fifteen more minutes or until the chicken is cooked and cheese is melted.

 

 

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Posted by Laura - December 13, 2016 at 2:58 pm

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A Career in Restaurant Management

SO YOU WANT A CAREER AS A RESTAURANT MANAGER?

Even if you’re currently a restaurant’s resident dishwasher, it is still very possible for you to climb the ladder to the very top with hard work, persistence and the right set of skills. A lot of restaurant operators seek people who already have ample experience in nearly all restaurant duties, so if you’ve been rotating on different tasks for the past months or years, you already have one foot in the door.

However, given the present times, most owners are eyeing potential candidates who have formal qualifications to fill supervisory and managerial roles in the company. While experience also carries a lot of weight, job opportunities are likely to be more open and better if you have an associate or bachelor’s degree to your name, particularly those that have something to do with restaurant and institutional food service management.

Understanding Your Work Conditions

A restaurant manager’s daily life is often very hectic and subject to high levels of pressure. Thus, a considerable amount of resilience, stamina and physical, mental and emotional endurance is required of you. Since evenings and weekends are the most busy times for restaurants, you should be prepared to work during late nights and weekends. It is not uncommon for restaurant managers to work for around 50 to 60 hours per week, and you will most likely be the first to arrive and the last to leave everyday.

A restaurant manager’s work hours and job nature are also highly intermittent, as you might have to fill in for an absent employee, no matter what his job designation is, at the last minute. Hence, it is very important that you know all the restaurant’s operations inside out and from top to bottom, as being a restaurant manager does not just mean sitting behind a nice desk and making chitchat with customers. There will be times that you will have to perform all sorts of “dirty work”.

The pressures of making sure everything is in order almost always happen simultaneously with a number of other responsibilities. Whenever there are problems, it will be your duty as restaurant manager to seek a solution with the least possible disruptions to other operations, particularly in the serving of customers. This can be further aggravated by uncooperative and stubborn staff, as well as irate clients. You have to have a lot of patience for this job if you want to pull through sanely and in one piece.

Duties of a Restaurant Manager

A restaurant manager’s daily duties are not to be underestimated. Apart from the usual tasks of selecting what to place on the menu and determining each of their prices, ensuring quality service and proper food preparation and the efficient utilization of supplies, taking responsibility for the rising number of human resource and administrative tasks are also part of the job description.

Typically, the management team is composed of a general manager, one or two assistant managers (depending on the size of the place) and one executive chef, who takes charged of all kitchen operations. Often, in the case of small restaurants, the manager and the executive chef is just one person. In the case of major fast food chains, there are a number of assistant managers to supervise the different shifts.

All of the members of the managerial team should expect to be working from the moment the restaurant opens until it closes at all days of operation. Because a manager is responsible for all, he does not have the liberty to just skip work because he doesn’t feel like going. Restaurant management, though accompanied by considerable perks, is a full service job that requires full time commitment.

Managing the Menu and Supplies

It is a restaurant manager’s job to determine menu items. This is often doen with the help of the executive chef and will be decided on based on the past popularity of certain meals and the likely number of customers who will patronize it. Sometimes, a new dish is introduced in order to accommodate and avoid the wastage of unserved food. How the menu is arranged also depends on what raw ingredients are in season or simply for the sake of variety and novelty.

Managers also review each dish to find out how much it costs to prepare them, taking into consideration certain overhead expenses, to know what price best represents its value. Items on the meu should also be done ahead of time so managers can estimate what supplies are needed and when these should be bought and delivered. Upon delivery, it is the manager’s duty to check the content and evaluate their quality, particularly the meats, fruits, vegetables, fish, baked items and poultry.

Grocery items are not the only supplies that should be monitored. Tableware, linens, cooking supplies, furniture and cleaning materials should also be checked regularly. Waste disposal and pest control should be addressed, as well.

Hiring the Right People

How smoothly a restaurant runs depends a lot on the people who work there. That’s why it is important that managers hire the right people for the job. It is the manager’s responsibility to explain the company’s rules and regulations to all staff members and to provide the training necessary. Employee work schedules are also under his jurisdiction.

Because restaurants at peak hours are considered one of the most stressful working environments in the business world, managers should be able to exercise maximum grace under pressure and handle problems with the least disturbance.

Administrative Duties

While majority of administrative functions are handled by the bookkeeper, managers should also know how there are run, particularly for smaller restaurants where he might have to do the job himself. Issue like work hours and staff wages, tax and licensing paperwork, payroll, supply and equipment purchases and other disbursements fall under this category. Given a highly technological business environment today, managers will also need to learn how to operate computerized point of sale systems to increase productivity and efficiency. POS systems can help minimize the workload by automatically talling sales, supplies and ranking which dishes on the menu are the most popular among clients.

Training to be a Restaurant Manager

Given the multitude of responsibilities managers face each day, it is important that he is well equipped to handle the job. Colleges and universities offer two to four-year programs on restaurant related subjects like food technology, nutrition, food planning and preparation, accounting, even restaurant and hotel management itself.

The demands of the times today do not only call for a vast experience on the business, but also the adequate formal and technical know-how in order to grow safely with the changes and industry advances.

To further bolster you chances of becoming a restaurant manager, you might want to acquire a certification as a Foodservice Management Professional from the Educational Foundation of the National Restaurant Association. This can be obtained after you’ve successfully completed a series of food service management related courses, passed a written test, and met certain minimum requirements pertaining to performance and experience.

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Posted by mark - December 11, 2016 at 1:54 pm

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where do you guys buy your meats? legs of lamb, beef steak etc,’?

We have been going to Coles and Woolies and buying fillet steak not the cheap rump or stuff, and legs of lamb for $20 and getting them home cooking them (searing not stewing steaks) (cooking roasts at 180 for at least 2 hours) and they are tough like rubber. We had a bbq with family and spent considerable money for a pre chrissy get together.

Such a rip off and such bad quality. I know most of the stuff sold in supermarkets is mutton not actual lamb. I have heard about market farmers where you can order farm fresh produce online. Has anyone done this if so what are the good places/companies and how much does it cost? I am assuming its more.

Thanks merry Christmas everyone!
Wow one person actually gave me some half decent info. Nobody gave me a website except her and even if i wanted to buy from there I am not in that area. BTW First guy its not a forum for you to be telling me I overcook food. Its the butchers fault for selling shite food. At astronomical prices.

I buy the organic beef & lamb from Woolworth’s & sometimes I order free range lamb online from farmer dave http://www.farmerdavedirect.com/ His lamb is beautiful, I usually get a leg of lamb & butterfly it so it is flat, marinade it in olive oil, garlic, sea salt & rosemary overnight & cook it on a hot bbq.

I really recommend buying organic & free range meat, the taste & quality is far superior & if better for the environment & your body.

I would also suggest you slow cook your beef & lamb, I have never had a roast go rubbery. Seal them first in a hot pan & place in an oven at 250c then turn down to 150c after 20 minutes. for about a 3kg roast you would slow cook for 2.5-3 hours (I recommend using a meat thermometer to test when its cooked.

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Posted by mark - December 9, 2016 at 1:11 pm

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