Archive for December 2010

All kids love pizza. A wise strategy to get your kids to eat the fruits and vegetables they need is to slip the good stuff into dishes that kids already like. This more healthful and child-friendly chicken and red grape pizza is a great “stealth health” idea for your kids menu. Recipe at: http://ciaprochef.com/grapes/recipe10/

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The highly refined style of dining known as Kaiseki has evolved from the elaborate Zen Buddhist tea ceremony of the 16th century, and is viewed as the ultimate expression of Japanese cuisine. Four masters of the kaiseki tradition display their art in this program. The Culinary Institute of America, in association with Unilever Foodsolutions, presents "Savoring the Best of World Flavors." Download recipes from the DVD at: http://www.ciaprochef.com/WCA5/index.html

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Yousuki Imada is one of Tokyo’s sushi chefs and the proprietor of Sushi Kyubei restaurant. Chef Imada has been making Tokyo-style sushi for over 47 years. Shirou Komaki is the chef at Sushiman restaurant in Osaka, where he makes Oshi Zushi. A type of sushi that’s pressed in a wooden block. Watch these master chefs create sushi. The Culinary Institute of America, in association with Unilever Foodsolutions, presents "Savoring the Best of World Flavors." Download recipes from the DVD at: http://www.ciaprochef.com/WCA5/index.html

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The best place to begin any study of Japanese gastronomy is to visit one of Japan’s many food markets. This video will take you on a walking tour of the Nishiki Market in Kyoto and the Tsukiji Market in Tokyo The Culinary Institute of America, in association with Unilever Foodsolutions, presents "Savoring the Best of World Flavors." Download recipes from the DVD at: http://www.ciaprochef.com/WCA5/index.html

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If you want to cook Japanese food must first understand the basic staples of the Japanese pantry. This program takes a look at dashi, miso, tofu and noodles The Culinary Institute of America, in association with Unilever Foodsolutions, presents "Savoring the Best of World Flavors." Download recipes from the DVD at: http://www.ciaprochef.com/WCA5/index.html

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Asthetics, seasonality, color and balance are all primal elements of Japanese cooking. Award winning cookbook author Elizabeth Andoh explains the principles of, Washoku, which literally translates as the harmony of food. At a glance most Japanese recipes appear relatively simple. It’s this minimalism that distinguishes Japanese cuisine from other great culinary traditions and it is this quality that makes Japanese cuisine so delectable and difficult to master. The Culinary Institute of America, in association with Unilever Foodsolutions, presents "Savoring the Best of World Flavors." Download recipes from the DVD at: http://www.ciaprochef.com/WCA5/index.html

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To most visitors Japan can be enchanting, bewildering and intimidating. But if you are a food professional or simply an enthusiast, it’s a “must visit” destination. The Culinary Institute of America, in association with Unilever Foodsolutions, presents "Savoring the Best of World Flavors." Download recipes from the DVD at: http://www.ciaprochef.com/WCA5/index.html

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Grapes are the ultimate hand-to-mouth fruit, a wholesome snack that needs no peeling, slicing or coring. But for cooks looking to make an impression, grapes have other traits to exploit. They’re juicy, so why not juice them? A fresh grape puree, strained and reduced, contributes a desirable body and sweetness to a salad dressing. Chef Scott Samuel of the Culinary Institute of America was asked to develop some contemporary recipes with California table grapes. In this video Chef Samuel prepares a Grape, Toasted Almond, and Shaved Fennel Salad with Vanilla-Grape Vinaigrette. Download a printer-friendly copy of the recipe at: http://ciaprochef.com/grapes/recipe14/

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What else can you do with a fresh table grape besides eat it? Chefs active in the realm of molecular gastronomy are manipulating ingredients in ways never imagined. Chef Scott Samuel of the Culinary Institute of America was asked to develop some contemporary recipes with California Table Grapes. He challenged himself to probe this frontier. “The idea came from one of my colleagues,” says Samuel, “You put the grapes in a whipping-cream canister with wine and then charge it. You have to prick the grapes first. When you take the grapes out, they’re fizzing, like soda pop” In this video Chef Samuel makes Carbonated Grape Salad with Crispy Toast, Goat Cheese, and Muscat Gastrique. Download a printer-friendly copy of the recipe at: http://ciaprochef.com/grapes/recipe16/

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Octopus is cooked sous vide, then grilled and tossed with flat-leaf parsley, green olives, lemon zest, lime juice, good quality olive oil, and roasted fingerling potatoes. Chef Scott Samuel of the Culinary Institute of America was asked to develop some contemporary recipes with California table grapes. Download a printer-friendly copy of the recipe at: http://ciaprochef.com/grapes/recipe13/

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Grapes are the ultimate hand-to-mouth fruit, a wholesome snack that needs no peeling, slicing or coring. But for cooks looking to make an impression, grapes have other traits to exploit. They’re juicy, so why not juice them? Grapes have abundant natural sugar, so why not roast them, or even fry them? Yes you can fry grapes and they make a compelling contrast of crisp and juicy in this vegetarian fritto misto. Chef Scott Samuel of the Culinary Institute of America was asked to develop some contemporary recipes with California table grapes. In this video Chef Samuel prepares his surprising Fritto Misto of Grapes, Fennel and Lemons with Lemon Crème Fraiche. Download a printer-friendly copy of the recipe at: http://ciaprochef.com/grapes/recipe11/

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Pan-roasted spiced pork is paired perfectly with a savory and sweet Israeli couscous. The spiciness of the Moroccan flavors will pair nicely with the sweet fresh grapes, and the pomegranate molasses ties the dish together with its smoky sweet sourness. Chef Scott Samuel of the Culinary Institute of America was asked to develop some contemporary recipes with California table grapes Download a printer-friendly copy of the recipe at: http://ciaprochef.com/grapes/recipe24/

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Wherever the tomato goes, think grapes. They’re both juicy, high-acid, high-sugar fruits. It’s no surprise that grapes can often stand in for tomatoes. Chef Scott Samuel of the Culinary Institute of America was asked to develop some contemporary recipes with California table grapes. In this video Chef Samuel makes Grilled Mahi Mahi with Red Grapes and Sweet Corn Salsa and Spicy Green Grape Coulis. Download a printer-friendly copy of the recipe at: http://ciaprochef.com/grapes/recipe15/

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This simple bite-size appetizer combines the flavors of a spicy, slow-cooked Spanish sofrito with the smoky flavor of a firm grilled polenta bite, balanced with the cool richness of mascarpone. Chef Scott Samuel of the Culinary Institute of America was asked to develop some contemporary recipes with California table grapes. Download a printer-friendly copy of the recipe at: http://ciaprochef.com/grapes/recipe22/

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Ajo blanco is a white version of the Spanish gazpacho. If a smoother soup is desired, soak the blanched almonds in milk before blending; the texture will be smoother and richer. Chef Scott Samuel of the Culinary Institute of America was asked to develop some contemporary recipes with California table grapes. Download a printer-friendly copy of the recipe at: http://ciaprochef.com/grapes/recipe19/

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This simple entrée pairs sweet and spicy seasoned baby chicken with a simple pan sauce using fresh red grapes. Served with a classic lentil side, this dish is perfectly matched with the sweetness and tannins of the fresh grapes.

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We value raw grapes for their sweetness, crunch and vivid gem like colors. They’re the eye candy on a pale chicken salad or soufflé, the colorful contrast on a cheese plate. Cooking them transforms their color while concentrating flavor. Chef Scott Samuel of the Culinary Institute of America was asked to develop some contemporary recipes with California table grapes. In this video Chef Samuel makes a sorbet that retains the grapes vivid color and fresh flavor. Download a printer-friendly copy of the recipe at: http://ciaprochef.com/grapes/recipe21/

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