TIPS

How to cut a mango
Techniques

How to Cut a Mango

How to Cut a Mango One of the things I love about working as a personal chef is that no two days are alike. One day I’m preparing a dinner party for a dozen diners, […]

Tips

Time-Saving Smoothie Prep Tips

Today I’m sharing time-saving smoothie prep tips to make prepping your fruit and vegetable smoothies a breeze. Smoothies are a great way to get in a healthy breakfast or snack on the go. They’re nutrient […]

TOOLS

Grilling Game Changers - Tips, Tools, Techniques & Recipes to Up Your Grilling Game!
Ebooks

Grilling Game Changers Guide!

Nothing says summer fun more than firing up the grill! Whatever you’re grilling, I’ve got the tips, tools, techniques & recipes you need to up your grilling game. And guess what? They’re all ready and […]

TECHNIQUES

How to Chiffonade
Techniques

How To Chiffonade Fresh Herbs

And for our latest installment of fancy French cooking terms, I give you CHIFFONADE, the term for cutting fresh herbs with large leaves into thin, ribbon-like strips. Basil is the perfect herb to for this, […]

How to Chop an Onion
Techniques

How to Chop an Onion

I’m taking it back to basics with this step-by-step video on how to chop an onion. Watch and learn. Knife Skills = Life Skills! Knife skills are one of the first things you master in […]

RECIPES

Easter Brunch Recipes
Recipes

Hasselback Tomatoes with Goat Cheese & Herbs

A quick and easy side dish recipe is a great thing to have in your back pocket. Bonus points if it’s delicious and impressive enough to serve for guests. Enter Hasselback Tomatoes. Yes, tomatoes! The […]

Easter Brunch Recipes
Recipes

How to Make Strawberry Shortcakes

I’m in dream crusher mythbuster mode today, which means I’m about to drop truth about a thing you’ve probably thought was true but really isn’t. So, here goes. Those round, yellow, cakey cups in the produce […]

Make Italian Dressing from Scratch
Condiments

How to Make Italian Dressing from Scratch

Salad is a big deal in my kitchen. A BIG deal. I mean HUGE. It’s not unusual for dinner menus at Chez Turner to solely consist of some yummy salad like this, this or this. Not only […]

VIDEOS

Clean Portobello Mushrooms
Techniques

How to Clean Portobello Mushrooms

Portobello mushrooms are large, round mushrooms known for their dark brown color and meaty texture when cooked. They’re often used as the central ingredient in vegetarian recipes because of their meaty consistency. Cleaning portobellos is […]

How to Make Simple Syrup
Condiments

How to Make Simple Syrup

So, you’re at a restaurant. It’s lunch time. You’re hot. You order iced tea. It arrives and you pour a couple of packets of sugar into your tea and stir and stir and stir and […]

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