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Cooking Class with Chef Ivan Flowers

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Cooking Class
The last class I told you all about knives and which ones I believe are good for the home cook. I truly hope that you all will start a knife set that you will use for your lifetime. This week’s class came from more readers. Many people go out to restaurants and order skin-on fish and love it, but...
Cooking Class
In the last class I taught you all about steak sauces and that got me thinking about steak knives! Yes, knives. As a chef, I am often asked about which knives I recommend for the home cook. Additionally, it is one of the most requested classes I get from my readers. What follows is a profile on a good,...
Cooking Class
In the last class I taught some quick and easy dorm room dinners. This class I’m continuing with readers’ suggestions and teaching you three steak sauces. One of the reasons you all love dining out at a steak house so much is the choice of sauces. But when you make a steak at home, you tend to reach for...
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In the last class I taught you how to make an elegant casserole. I do hope some of you wowed your friends and family with the dish. This class will be the first of few I will do with this theme. A couple of my readers, Carolyn Adair Cooke and Krista Anderson Belling suggested this idea and I loved...
Cooking Class
After the last lesson’s lighter fare, I thought I would balance it out with some comfort food. The idea for this class came from some readers, Helen Djukic and Macy Crane, they asked me for an elegant casserole. Normally when you think about a casserole you think tuna noodle, mac n’ cheese and the like, you know, deliciously comforting...
Cooking Class
Last class I gave you some quick tips to make it easier for you to make all your favorite dishes. People are always asking me for tips, so I thought I would continue with this theme and give you some quick and easy ideas to help you eat more healthfully. I hear all the time that it costs too...
The last class was all about fritters and I certainly hope you all “frittered” some time away! Being a chef, I am constantly asked advice on a myriad of cooking questions. So I decided to compile some quick tips that answer the questions I am most frequently asked. Pull out meat/poultry one hour before cooking. This will let the meat warm...
Last class I taught you how to make Pork Chop Scallopini. I hope you took the technique that you learned and tried using it on other cuts of meat. This week’s class I want to teach you how to make fritters. These are similar to the scallopini because once you learn the technique you can make endless varieties of...
In the last class I taught you how to make Spaghetti Alle Vongole and some killer garlic bread. I’m hoping you made it and even tried the in rosso variety. This week I wanted to teach you the technique of scallopini. Pork chop scallopini to be exact. I’m crazy for this dish and when I was a younger man living...
My last class was about classic Italian dish, lasagna. All that talk about lasagna got me thinking about my other favorite Italian dishes. Well, the one dish that kept coming into my mind was spaghetti alle vongole. What is it? Literally translated from the Italian, it is spaghetti with clams. There are two versions of this dish, in bianco...