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Expert Talks

The Urban Swank Girls feature a Chef, Mixologist or Restaurateur to gain insight into their worlds.

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Native to Mexico and Central America the tomato is one of those foods that changed the culinary landscape after its discovery. Tomatoes actually had an…
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Anyone who uses the kitchen, from the professional chef to the home cook, needs to have the proper tools to make the task not only…
Sunday, 13 July 2014 21:58

Expert Talks: Wedding Trends 2014

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It's Bridal Extravaganza time in our fine city, and here at Urban Swank we are doing our part to make sure the brides-to-be and their…
Monday, 23 June 2014 11:49

Cooking Essentials: Fats of the Land

Written by Manuel De la Mora
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Fat is an essential part of cooking. It adds flavor as well as helps food brown and cook. It is important to know that not…
Thursday, 05 June 2014 20:01

Tony Lurhman: Profile of a Knife Maker

Written by Manuel De la Mora
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A chef's most important physical tool is his knife. It is his heart and soul. Without it a chef cannot create delicious food. So it…
Thursday, 15 May 2014 17:16

What the HECK is tofu?

Written by Manuel De la Mora
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My first ever memory and experience with tofu is of a little cartoon cowboy on a package of tofu that lived in our freezer asking…
Monday, 24 March 2014 12:30

Prepare The Perfect Veggies

Written by Manuel De la Mora
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Have you ever wondered how it is that restaurants get their vegetables so perfect? When they are served, they are generally nice and tender while…
Wednesday, 19 February 2014 17:37

How Chefs Get Organized: Mise en Place

Written by Manuel De la Mora
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There is a phrase that is quintessential in any working kitchen. It is one of the first things you learn either in school, or on…
Monday, 13 January 2014 03:39

How To Make a Better Butter: Compound It!

Written by Manuel De la Mora
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There is a fast and easy way to zest up any meal. I'm talking about compound butter. A compound butter is simply softened butter that…
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