Grills and Smokers: Your Ultimate Guide for Different Types

I love being at my grill I have a cool combo grill that has a propane side, a charcoal side, and a smoker attachment (called a firebox). But despite my years of using them, I don’t know everything there is to know about the different types of grills and smokers. So I decided to brush … Read moreGrills and Smokers: Your Ultimate Guide for Different Types

Balsamic Vinegar Ultimate Guide: Uses, Benefits, Modena, Brands

I recently wrote an article that turned out to be the Ultimate Guide to Olive Oil, so I thought it might make sense to do the same thing for balsamic vinegar since they go so well together. And thanks to my 2+ decades at Whole Foods Market, I definitely know a lot about balsamic vinegar. … Read moreBalsamic Vinegar Ultimate Guide: Uses, Benefits, Modena, Brands

Chef Knives Explained: Description, Uses, Sharpening & More

I love to cook and while I don’t have any formal training like culinary school, I did work for Whole Foods Market for almost 25 years, so I know a thing or 2 about food and kitchens. And while I do own a chef’s knife, I wondered why certain chefs pick certain knives and what … Read moreChef Knives Explained: Description, Uses, Sharpening & More

Olive Oil: Benefits, Uses, Reg. vs Extra Virgin, Fake EVOO

Everyone loves olive oil, right? But the moment we dig into the olive oil industry just a little bit, the more confused we get. After all, there’s extra virgin, virgin, light, pomace, and olive oils that just say olive oil. What’s the difference, and what about the rumors that some aren’t even really olive oil? … Read moreOlive Oil: Benefits, Uses, Reg. vs Extra Virgin, Fake EVOO

How Not to Burn Veggies on the Grill – 9 Proven Tips

If you’re like me, when the weather’s nice, you love to be at your grill. But yesterday we had a LOT of people over to celebrate my wife’s birthday and I kept getting pulled away from the grill. When that happened, my beautiful vegetables kept getting burned beyond being edible. Thus, I wondered how not … Read moreHow Not to Burn Veggies on the Grill – 9 Proven Tips

11 Cool Uses of a Food Processor in Indian Cooking

Curious about what you can do with a food processor when making Indian food? I LOVE Indian food and culture. That probably started when my Mom brought me back a sitar from visiting my brother (who lived in India) when I was a teenager. I also love to cook. The food processor is an indispensable … Read more11 Cool Uses of a Food Processor in Indian Cooking

9 Surprising Differences Between Indian and Thai Curry

I love almost all types of food, but Indian food and Thai food are 2 definite favorites. Having worked for Whole Foods Market for 20+ years, I’m pretty well versed in how the 2 cuisines differ, but I thought I would refresh my memory and really dig into the differences between Indian and Thai curry. … Read more9 Surprising Differences Between Indian and Thai Curry