Author: D'Marie

Recipe Roundup: Fruit Time

Today's Recipe Roundup highlights some of the dishes Chef Johnna has created using fruit. Coincidentally, most are summer fruits, freely available in July, August, and September.

The heart of all those refreshing summer drinks you're enjoying right now is probably a simple syrup. Used in lemonades and aqua frescas, it's also used by bartenders in drinks like mojitos. The base is water and sugar, but they are usually infused with fruit, herbs, or things like ginger or lavender.

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Article Roundup: Summer Produce

Summer is a great time for produce of all sorts. While the exact growing season will vary according to climate, there are fruits and vegetables available at farmers markets, grocers, and possibly in your own backyard throughout the season. Chef Johnna has looked into the history of a variety of produce, showing you where each plant originated and how it was used over the centuries.

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Recipe Roundup: Tofu

The first cooking class Chef Johnna ever did was "Taming the Terrific Tofu." The idea was to counteract the idea in our society that tofu=terrible. Pretty much every vegan and vegetarian has had a least one bad tofu experience, whether eating or cooking it, and many omnivores have also tasted poorly prepared tofu. The key there is "poorly prepared" because, if you know what you're doing, tofu can be a tasty and versatile ingredient in some delicious dishes.

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Article Roundup: Skills of a Chef

When you're an accountant, people ask you tax questions. When you're a doctor, they ask about medical problems. If you're a chef, you get asked about food, kitchen equipment, and whatever celebrity chef is the hottest at the moment.

In 2015, Chef Johnna wrote a series of articles describing what it's like to be a chef. The "Skills of a Chef" series addressed many popular topics around being a chef working in restaurants and catering.

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Recipe Roundup: Breakfast

Throughout the month we'll be rounding up some of our favorite recipes and articles. Our hope is that it will remind you of the treasure trove of content that we've been building up on the site for almost a decade.

Today's roundup is breakfast recipes. Not everyone is a morning person, but when the food awaiting is this delectable, maybe you'll change your ways, at least one or twice.

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