Though it’s somewhat of a rigorous process, home canning has been passed down from generations back. It has given families the opportunity to preserve their own foods for years right from the comfort of their own kitchen. Fruits, vegetables, meats, and poultry can be preserved and savored year-round with this unique way of preserving foods. The great part of canning your foods is the reassurance that you will have of opening your can goods months later and guaranteeing the freshness and quality you come to expect from this process.
A phenomenon has emerged in the brewery world that has caused a chaotic stir among those wanting to make their own beer. Home brewing has not only grown into a popular activity in residential kitchens but it has also gained a reputation in commercial kitchens as well. Making your own brew is a very inexpensive product that will easily rival anything else you could buy in the store.
Tis’ the season to be eating. Christmas is a time for trying a smorgasbord of delectable desserts. There is no better cake around the holiday season than this one. We have a wide selection of cake pans this can be used, but for this I recommend the 56102 Nordic Ware Commercial Wreath Cake. The recipe below is for a Chocolate Cinnamon bundt cake with walnuts and fudge pieces.
If you are going to be making a main entree for your family this Christmas, then having a great Southern Deep Fried Ham will be a temptation none can pass up. The following recipe is a great recipe for true Southern Deep Fried Ham :
Let these recommendations spark ideas of how you can use gourmet popcorn to complement your beer selection!
As a teenager I was that type of finicky eater who'd eat heaps of his own mother's cooking but who could hardly look at a morsel of somebody else's without shuddering. When my friends and I would go out to Taco Bell or McDonald's or someplace, I'd skip on the food and just order a soda. A teenager who doesn't eat McDonald's! — can you even imagine?
Food has always been deeply embedded in cultures across the globe. It has even been a part of festive traditions and ceremonies for thousands of years. One of the most prevalent food traditions in the United States, namely right here in the South, is sitting down to a meal which includes black-eyed peas and collared greens on New Year’s Day. For a long time, this has been a sign of good fortune as we roll into the new year.
Christmas is almost here and that means it’s time to start making those delectable desserts for the whole family to enjoy. There are all types of desserts and treats to enjoy this holiday season. One that has never disappointed is fudge. A good fudge recipe is always a crowd pleaser around the Christmas season. Here is a great recipe that uses white fudge with red and green candied cherries that brings out festive colors. Makes about 64.
We are in the middle of December and the weather outside is proverbially “frightful” but that doesn’t mean you can’t make a cool snack indoors that will chill, yet delight your taste buds. We all scream for ice cream regardless of what time of the year it is. In regards to the frigid weather outside, Wouldn’t it be great to enjoy an old-fashioned ice cream sandwich that was homemade? The first ice cream sandwich was made with a cake-like chocolate cookie and then after that they were made from an oatmeal cookie in San Francisco.
With the holidays just around the corner, many people have already begun to make arrangements for this year’s holiday dinner. We’ve recently discussed how to choose wines for a wine tasting , but it’s time to revisit the subject from a different angle as families and catering companies gear up to make their holiday dinner beverage selections.
Thanksgiving is tomorrow, and on this day the bird that completes your smorgasbord gets all of the attention. But what about all those other great dishes that we eat on Thanksgiving? Namely pumpkin pie. Why do we even eat pumpkin pie on Thanksgiving?
This week, we welcomed Chef Rob Eaton of Buzzard’s Roost Southern Tea House back to the JES showroom to show us how to prepare a slightly less traditional bird for the upcoming holiday meals. In this video, Chef Rob demonstrates how to prepare, cook, debone, and serve a delicious roast duck.
Go to any website that sells coffee-making products — I’m talking urns, percolators, brewers, that sort of thing — and you’ll notice that the products are listed like this:
Chef Rob Eaton of Buzzard’s Roost Southern Tea House (Ninety Six, SC) recently made a trip back to the JES test kitchen to show us several different ways of preparing fresh oysters, while demonstrating the usefulness of the Vollrath Oyster King for opening the often stubborn-shelled mollusk. In addition to a few quick tips on serving raw and steamed oysters, here’s his take on the classic Oysters Rockefeller recipe.
We are midway into the fall season and that means apples are fresh in season. It also means that it is time for you to start making a warm, delicious apple pie. Most are wanting to make pumpkin pies with the Thanksgiving holidays coming into full-swing, but apple pie is a great dessert to make at any occasion, even Thanksgiving, year-round. Many know how to make a great apple pie but taking a few tips into consideration can make for an even better, tastier pie.
Halloween has come and gone, which means Thanksgiving is right around the corner. It’s time to start thinking about how you are going to make that Thanksgiving turkey a delectable, succulent cuisine for all those family members to enjoy as they gather around the dinner table this holiday season.
We’ve been begging him, so Chef Phil finally taught us how to make funnel cake at home. We hope you enjoy!
You set a roast in your conventional oven to bake for 30 minutes at 350°. After that time, you pull out your roast and it is under cooked in parts. You cut into the roast and realize it is completely dried out! There is a possibility these missteps could have been avoided if only you had chosen to bake your roast in a convection oven instead.,
The weather is getting cooler and a rich cup of cappuccino is just the thing to keep you warm during these chilly months. The IMIX-3 Infusion iMIX hot drink dispenser, Cappuccino, 3 hoppers is ideal for making a finely-brewed, rich cappuccino.
In addition to selling restaurant equipment at J.E.S. I also work in the concert production industry and a couple weeks ago the gig landed me in Jekyll Island, GA for the 2010 Wild Georgia Shrimp & Grits Festival. This was not my first trip to Jekyll Island and made for the second consecutive year working at the festival. The festivities took place amongst the live oaks, which are older than our grandparents, in the beautiful historic district on the island just in front of the Jekyll Island Club Hotel and it was obvious everyone had only one thing in mind, shrimp and grits! For those readers that still aren’t sure what “grits” are… grits are made from coarsely ground corn and when combined with hot water make a delicious porridge like food. Shrimp and grits however is a delicacy that has been served in the southern states for many many years and has as many variations as there are types of grits and species of shrimp but no matter how you prepare it the name remains the same.
Popcorn is a snack enjoyed all around the world. It can be cooked several different ways, but the one of the most popular ways to get it is from a kettle popper. These aren’t just for the movies; there are smaller poppers that can be used for personal use if you’re a big popcorn fan. There are all shapes and sizes with various outputs depending on the need. This guide is to help you figure out which one best suits you. There are a few things to consider before you make your choice.
I was perusing through our website one day when I noticed one of our customer’s commenting on a Cambro food storage container he recently purchased for sous vide cooking . I started thinking how great of a blog topic this would be for those who have never heard of such a process.
You may not know what it is but chances are you have eaten it. This popular cooking technique, meaning “under vacuum” in French, has been a part of fine dining since the 1970s. It spread throughout Europe and eventually landed in American in the 1990s.
Want the perfect crepe ? To get the perfect crepe you have to own the perfect crepe machine! Eurodib is offering the perfect crepe machine manufactured by Krampouz in Brittany, France. They are the inventors of the ORIGINAL CREPE
J.E.S. was recently paid another visit by local chef Rob Eaton to put together another informative recipe video. This time, we cut, clean, and cook a side of mahi-mahi with fresh mango salsa and sauteed vegetables.
Most of you probably only know this day as February 3rd—the day after Groundhog’s Day— but for all the foodies in the restaurant realm, this day is known as National Carrot Cake Day. This unofficial food holiday comes around annually and is a time when chef’s experiment with a variety of ways to use carrot cake in their recipes. The question is where did this holiday get started?
A Bundt® cake is great for almost any occasion whether it be a holiday, wedding, or just a complementary dessert to go with your favorite meal. For years Nordic Ware, a leader in residential kitchen equipment, has been making great Bundt® pans in all shapes and sizes.
You Have probably heard that it takes longer to cook hard-boiled eggs in the mountains than at sea-level, but do you know why? It's actually very simple, and understanding the science behind this phenomenon will make you a better chef.
Imagine two identical saucepans , one resting on a kitchen shelf in New Orleans and the other one perched high up in Denver, Colorado.
Of all of the advancements in modern cooking over the years, the ever-increasing accessibility of various herbs and spices has been one of the most influential changes. Although importing spices was a very expensive endeavor in the past, modern transportation, shipping, and preservation methods have removed the barriers that once limited cultures to the indigenous flavors of the surrounding geography. Most modern chefs use a wide variety of spices in their everyday cooking, and many keep their spice cabinets well-stocked with various ingredients from all across the globe. Most of these spice cabinets, however, are filled primarily with dried and ground spices rather than the “real thing,” which causes some curious culinarians to wonder: what are the benefits of fresh spices versus dried spices.
This is my first blog of the new year, so for that reason alone I felt the need to post a blog that might help everyone with their New Year’s Resolution. Since so many of us have losing weight at the top of our list of New Year’s Resolutions, I felt the need to share with you all a recipe on turkey spinach burgers. The initial thought of biting into a turkey and spinach burger may sound unappealing but mixed into patties and seasoned with garlic salt makes these burgers a delectable meal.
A fresh and healthy twist on something that was already wonderful.
One of life's greatest joys is introducing a new generation to your love of the kitchen. Long before they're old enough to bake, they can conquer worlds more impressive than the toaster. Preparation of this dessert requires under-age assistance and is greatly enhanced by the use of cooking gloves.
Serves: 10 to 12 Difficulty level: 1 (of 5) Prep Time: 30 Minutes Ready In: 30 Minutes
This is savory and a little "dark", but it's also healthy, with a "comfort food" feeling. It works beautifully as a side dish or a simple meal.
Named for the fact that this is the way Mom made it. Will cause you to “swear off” canned tomato soup forever.
This is delicious, can be made in any size pan, and couldn't be any easier to make.
A great combination of ingredients give this a pie a nice sweet/tart flavor.
Starbucks is now wearing off so it’s time to get real food. Now if there is any place on earth that fits my palate, it would be NOLA. Gumbo, shrimp, crab, snapper, gator, steaks but the seafood is great…droolin’!
It is no secret that pan drippings and the juice left from roasting make the best tasting sauces or gravies. Lets see if we can make them a little more healthy by losing some of the calories and fats.
An old TV show suggested "Father Knows Best", but when it comes to baking biscuits, it was mom who knew best.
This dinner disaster can start as early as using the wrong potatoes. Waxy potatoes, such as Red Rose, White Rose, and Yukon Gold varieties, are best suited for boiling and mashing because they have less starch and a higher moisture content.
Take some inexpensive ingredients and make them taste like a million dollars!
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