Is Guga foods a chef?
People come back and ask me to cook something I've done for a party, and I do it. For me, I'm not a chef. I'm just an inspired home cook..
Frequently asked Questions 🎓
While you may not be a world famous chef you don't have to be to turn out a really great roast or broiled meat all you need is a handy digital meat thermometer..
Chef Alan WongChef Alan Wong sits at the top of the list, making him the richest chef in the world with a net worth of $1.1 billion, followed by the two brits Jamie Oliver ($235 million) and Gordon Ramsay ($118 million).
No one pays those people a lot of money because you don't need to. At the higher end some cooks make fair money but competition for the good spots in the good kitchens is fierce.
It's the fish that chefs love to hate but shoppers prize, and both for the same reason: This fish isn't fishy. ... What plenty of customers appreciate as versatility is also what gives tilapia a bad name among chefs who think mildness isn't a virtue.
According to the Food Safety and Inspection Service of the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), properly cooking a chicken to the right temperature will kill any bacteria. ... For years, both the CDC and USDA have been advising home cooks not to wash or rinse their raw chicken.
Gordon Ramsay ranks highly among Michelin star chefs. ... Having seen nine of those restaurants close, however, he currently holds seven stars across four restaurants.
Why do people put butter on steak? Adding butter to steak adds extra richness and can also soften the charred exterior, making a steak more tender. But a good Steak Butter should complement the flavor of a steak, not mask it.
A few more cooking questions 📍
Do burgers need to rest?
Resting allows burgers, like all meat, to finish cooking and allows their juices, which have collected on the surface during grilling, to redistribute throughout the patty for maximum juiciness. Since burgers are generally somewhat small (compared to giant roasts), just 10 minutes will do it.
Why is my sous vide meat dry?
Conclusion. The sous vide cooking method makes it almost impossible to end up with dried, overcooked meats, but it's still a possibility. The most common culprits of dried meats are leaving your meat in the sous vide machine for too long, not placing your meat in an ice bath after cooking, or searing for far too long..
Why is lobster tail more expensive?
A few important factors contribute to the steep prices. Unlike with most fisheries, there aren't any commercial farms to cheaply provide a lot of lobsters. Lobster farming is difficult: The crustaceans grow slowly, eat a lot, and are susceptible to a very contagious disease, and their eggs are difficult to raise.
How do you fix overcooked potatoes?
Or just as bad, you overcook them. The problem with overcooked potatoes is that they absorb a ton of water. When you go to mash them, they'll be soupy and sad. One way to fix them is by placing them in a pot over low heat and gently cooking them. The excess water will turn into steam, and your mash will dry out.
Is lemon oil good for skin?
When diluted and applied topically, lemon essential oil can kill bacteria that may get trapped in pores and cause breakouts. It can also clarify your skin with antioxidants and vitamin C, gently exfoliating dead skin cells that so often become trapped in hair follicle and pores.
Why is my Victoria Sponge not light and fluffy?
If your sponge has come out too heavy or dense but cooked through, this could be due to under-mixing. Mixing is an important step in incorporating lots of air so that the sponge becomes light and fluffy. It could also be due to the fact that there weren't enough raising agents used.
What is the healthiest oil to fry with?
We generally try to reach for monounsaturated fats when pan-frying. These healthy fats are liquid at room temperature (as compared to saturated fat like lard, butter and coconut oil that are solid at room temp). Our favorite healthy fats for pan-frying are avocado oil, canola oil and olive oil.
Do you grease the pan for bacon?
Aluminum pans are very thin and get ripping hot very quickly, making burnt bacon way too often. The test kitchen staff likes well-seasoned cast-iron for cooking bacon. Not only does it conduct heat evenly (meaning no burnt spots), the bacon grease helps season the pan for future use. It's a win-win.
Can you put pizza directly in the oven?
Can you cook pizza directly on the oven rack? Pizza should be cooked directly on the oven rack if it's a frozen pizza, pizza with a pre-made crust, or a cooked pizza that you're reheating. Raw pizza dough should not go directly on the oven rack because it will fall through the gaps..