The Story of Thanksgiving

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CHEFTALK   Thanksgiving        The day of the year, Americans enjoy an afternoon of good food and football.   We take a short break in the midst of the

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Christmas Storage Tips: How Vacuum Sealing Makes Holidays Easier

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Article by: Melissa Rudy from Words by Melissa Between getting ready for, celebrating, and cleaning up after the holidays, it can feel like the “holiday season” lasts half the year.

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Did you think about Christmas already, part 4

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CHEFTALK     Christmas preparations part 4     In my series of pre-preparing Christmas foods, I want to emphasize on small food, party food or snacks if you like.

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Did You Think About Christmas Already. Part 3

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  CHEFTALK   Christmas preparations part 3        Serving different fare than the usual stuff for Christmas is an often re-occurring thought that comes to mind when the

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Christmas preparations part 2: Dresden Stollen

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CHEFTALK   Christmas preparations part 2    Dresden Stollen     Christmas Stollen also known as Strietzel in Germany have a long and interesting history, dating back to the early

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Make the Ultimate Halloween Candy Stash with Vacuum Sealing

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Article by: Melissa Rudy of Words by Melissa As a parent, you may have mixed feelings about leftover Halloween candy. You don’t want your kids to eat it all at

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Did you think about Christmas Already?

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    CHEFTALK Did you think about Christmas Already?    Bet you have, but didn’t think about Christmas dinner yet, ok it is still a tad early, but when you

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How to make Vacuum Cooking a Roller-Coaster Ride

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CHEFTALK How to make vacuum cooking a roller-coaster ride  Many of us love to be thrilled in life; I don’t mean thrilled like buying something new or getting a present. I mean

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Food for Thought

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CHEFTALK Food for thought This heading does not really sound like something a chef would have in mind. Chefs have food for your stomach in mind and they should, after

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Make the Ultimate Halloween Candy Stash with Vacuum Sealing

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As a parent, you may have mixed feelings about leftover Halloween candy. You don’t want your kids to eat it all at once—but there’s only so much you can do

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Why making Banh Mi at Home Sounds like a Good Plan

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CHEFTALK Why making Banh Mi at home sounds like a good plan Reading around lately I noticed a number of pretty contradicting trends in the American fast food businesses. Pizza

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Vacuum Sealed Food and Food Safe Temperatures

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 Vacuum Sealed Food for USA and Canada       Vacuum sealing food is THE way to prolong shelf life, maintain freshness and to increase the overall quality of food,

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Sous-Vide Cooking for beginners and Other Home Chefs

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CHEFTALK Sous-vide cooking for beginners and other home chefs If you, like me, cook regularly at home and are not too afraid to try something different, sous-vide cooking is something

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The Art of Charcoal Grilling and why you should Vacuum your Steaks

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CHEFTALK The art of charcoal grilling and why you should vacuum pack your steaks The end of summer is nearing and while I am writing America celebrates Labor Day, for

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It’s Back-To-School Time: Is Your Classroom Storage Ready?

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Save Space & Beat Budget Concerns with These Easy Storage Tips Preschool, daycare, and elementary school classrooms need plenty of space to store supplies and items, especially at the beginning

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Inspiring Canning Stories

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CHEFTALK Inspiring canning stories Retort, canning, jarring, bottling, name it as you like, we should add pouching to the list of words for retort don’t you think so. Retort experiences

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Emergency Water with Retort Pouches

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Emergency Water with Retort Pouches     Are we talking water? What is there to talk about water you might say, well true, but water is our main source of

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Money Saving Cooking Tips

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CHEFTALK Money saving cooking tips A few blogs ago I promised to give money saving cooking tips how to prepare fresh, healthy home cooked meals that fit your budget. My

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Packing Tips for Summer Camping Trips

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Many people assume there are only two options when it comes to packing for a camping trip: spend hours organizing all of your items, or toss everything together quickly and

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Are Super Foods as Good as we Think they are

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CHEFTALK Are super foods as good as we think they are? The discussion about a healthy life style, healthy food, weight loss, running around the block, going to the gym,

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Discover the best Methods and Retort Time Tables for Home Retort in Pouches

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 CHEFTALK Discover the best methods for home retort in pouches The best time of the year to start your retort activities is here. Products are in abundance and at its

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Should Obesity be Prosecuted

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CHEFTALK Should Obesity be prosecuted? The legalization of marijuana in many US states has been welcomed by many and has been rejected by many others. Many objectors find marihuana a

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How to Grow your Own Local Produce

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CHEFTALK How to grow your own local produce? A recipe to grow your own vegetables The day after I wrote my previous blog, the one about the food trends, I

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The Food Trends Of 2014

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CHEF TALK The food trends of 2014 Every year the new food trends for the coming year appear all over the food lovers media. Food is next to water and

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Food Safety and Should I Vacuum Package Food at Home

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CHEFTALK Food Safety and Should I Vacuum Package Food at Home Introduction Food safety appears to be a subject of serious concern to many. Food safety is an issue that

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How to prepare, Cook and Enjoy White Asparagus

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CHEFTALK How to prepare, cook and enjoy white asparagus We all like our food fresh, when it comes to vegetables, storage is very important. Recipes never talk about this part

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It's Asparagus Season. Time to eat White Gold

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CHEFTALK It is Asparagus season!!! Time to eat white gold In fact I am late, my excuses for that but better late than never as the saying goes. In Europe

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Is HACCP only Applicable to Professionals?

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IS HACCP ONLY APPLICABLE TO PROFESSIONALS?       PART 2 Re-cap                                          

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Is HACCP only Applicable to Professionals

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IS HACCP ONLY APPLICABLE TO PROFESSIONALS?       PART 1 What is HACCP HACCP means, the Hazard Analysis of Critical Control Points. It is a system designed to improve manufacturing standards in

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Learn How to Vacuum Sushi without Destroying it

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CHEF TALK Learn how to vacuum sushi without destroying it! A little history Sushi is a Japanese food consisting of rice, raw fish, seaweed and vegetables. Sometimes chefs also use

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Ideas what to Cook with Local Market Produce.

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  CHEF RECIPE TALK Some Ideas what to Cook from the Local Market Goodies When you have decided to give local produce a chance you may well come home with lots

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How can you Benefit from Local Foods and the Local Food Movement

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CHEF TALK How can you Benefit from Local Foods and the Local Food Movement Some facts: There is a good healthy frenzy going around in the food world as a

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CHEF TALK, Learn How to Save Money with Bulk Buying and Long Term Food Storage.

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CHEF TALK Learn How to $ave Money with Bulk Buying and Long Term Food Storage We all like to save money, to some of us the ‘Buck Thrill’ is a

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CHEF TALK, How to Cook Easy, Great Meals on a Camping Trip.

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CHEF TALK       How to cook easy, great meals on a camping trip  Camping is a great popular outdoor recreational activity for the whole family. The time of the

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CHEF TALK What Food Should I Can / Retort at Home

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CHEFTALK WHAT FOOD SHOULD I CAN / RETORT AT HOME I received, to my pleasant surprise, good positive response from ‘cold country’ people I know in the UK and Holland

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