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Frugal Café Philosophy
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Spend wisely.
Use resources responsibly.
Laugh often.
Kindle passion in life.
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Chefs' Culinary Secrets & Cooking Philosophies

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Chef's Culinary Secrets and Cooking Philosophies | Photo credit: MS Office
Chef's Culinary Secrets and Cooking Philosophies | Photo credit: MS Office

While there are many secret culinary techniques and recipes that are secured like rare jewels—or the heavily guarded recipes for Kentucky Fried Chicken, Coca-Cola, Krispy Kreme donuts, and Twinkies—many world-class chefs are willing to pass on information to help the rest of us mere mortals be successful in the kitchen and during the at-home dining experience. And, whenever possible, some try to be frugal.

Master chefs have so many great tricks in the kitchen... personal secrets on how to properly cook food, how to make food taste better, how to make preparation of foods easier. Food is their driving passion. Many have learned these valuable secrets while working with other master chefs who passed them on.

These chefs' secrets will empower you, help you save more time and money when shopping and cooking, and learn more about creating delicious, easy meals for yourself and your family. While many world-class chefs spare no expense on ingredients, some are still indeed frugal, and all have time-saving techniques from which you can benefit.

These chefs also have, or had, passionate commitments to their craft and personal cooking philosophies. We believe these helped them achieve success in their competitive industry. Here are culinary philosophies, cooking secrets, and kitchen tips from many excellent chefs, both past and present.

 

Cutlery image Cooking Secrets of... Gordon Ramsay, Julia Child, & Jamie Oliver

Cutlery image Cooking Secrets of... Emeril Lagasse, Michel Roux, & Tyler Florence

Cutlery image Cooking Secrets of... Rachael Ray, Leo Chun, & Jeff Smith

Cutlery image Cooking Secrets of... Jamie Oliver, Giada De Laurentiis, & Tom Colicchio

Cutlery image Cooking Secrets of... Wolfgang Puck & Dave Lieberman

Cutlery image Cooking Secrets of... Jean-Pierre, Notes from the Chefs at America's Test Kitchen, & Naomichi Yasuda

Cutlery image Cooking Secrets of... Julia Child, Devin Alexander, & Emeril Lagasse

Cutlery image Cooking Secrets of... Paula Deen, Gordon Ramsay, & Tom Colicchio

Cutlery image Cooking Secrets of... Rachael Ray, Ryan Hughes, & Wolfgang Puck

Cutlery image Cooking Secrets of... Jeff Smith, Michel Roux, & Giada De Laurentiis

Cutlery image Cooking Secrets of... Tom Colicchio, Jamie Oliver, & Rachael Ray

Cutlery image Cooking Secrets of... Jeff Smith, Tom Colicchio, & Paula Deen

Cutlery image Cooking Secrets of... Notes from the Chefs at America's Test Kitchen, Jeff Smith

Cutlery image Cooking Secrets of... James Beard, Notes from the Chefs at America's Test Kitchen

Cutlery image Cooking Secrets of... Gordon Ramsay, Notes from the Chefs at America's Test Kitchen

Cutlery image Cooking Secrets of... James Beard, Notes from the Chefs at America's Test Kitchen, & Julia Child

 

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Chef's Culinary Secrets and Cooking Philosophies | Photo credit: Chance Agrella

 

Chefs' Cooking Secrets | Video Demonstrations

Cutlery image Broccoli Soup, with Gordon Ramsay

Cutlery image Midwestern-Style Beer Bratwursts, with Paula Deen

Cutlery image Pepín-Style Potatoes, with Rachael Ray

Cutlery image Garlic Broccoli Stir Fry, with Keith Snow

Cutlery image Grilled Chicken Caesar Salad, with Keith Snow

Cutlery image Creamy Potato Soup, with Chef Jason Hill

Cutlery image Quick Preserved Lemons, with 'The Minimalist' Mark Bittman

Cutlery image Success with Fish
Frugal Tips and Advice on Prepping and Cooking Fish and Shellfish, from the Experts (with Video Demos):

  • Jamie Oliver, Oliver's Twist, 101 Fish & Chips At Home

  • Grilling Fish: Canadian House & Home Magazine Food Editor Claire Tansey: Tips and Recipes for Grilling Whole Fish, Fillets, and Steaks

  • Cuca Brazuca: How to Make Muqueca, Brazilian Fish Stew

  • Gordon Ramsay: Crispy Salmon with New Potatoes

  • Cape Cod Times: How to Make a Championship Clam Chowder

  • BBQ Pit Boys: BBQ Shrimp with Crab Meat Stuffing

  • RV Cooking Show: Morro Bay, CA & Easy, Elegant Rockfish

Cutlery image Mushroom Flautas, with Tom Colicchio and Padma Lakshmi

Cutlery image Frugal Café Blog Zone Cooking: Glenn Smith's Recession Curry & Tasty Flatiron Steak