A roux is a mixture of even parts of fat and flour cooked together to form a thickening agent.
We prefer to use pure butter and all-purpose flour.
The fat and flour must be cooked enough to get rid of the raw starchy taste of the flour. There are three shades of
Roux (White, Blond, Brown), each with a specific uses and flavor.
White Roux - cooked for only a few minutes, it is used for white sauces.
Blond Roux - cooked for a little longer until it has a light color and a nice smell, used most often.
Brown Roux - cooked until a medium brown color is achieved with a strong nutty smell.
Roux is used to thicken soups and sauces. To thicken one gallon of chicken soup will require about 12 ounces of blond roux. Proper care must be taken to avoid a smooth lump free product. We prefer to use a wire wisk to add the roux to soups and sauces. Roux may be added to the liquid, or the liquid may be added to the roux. The roux can be warm or room temperature but it should not be cold. Caution must be used in adding hot liquids to a hot roux as spattering may occur.
After the roux is added to the liquid it must cook for a short time to insure smoothness. Simmering the liquid for at least a few minutes will help you judge the thickness of the product.
This is Roux! It is perhaps the most popular thickener used by most professional Chefs. It adds flavor to soups and sauces and with practice, it becomes simple to make. From the top is white and clockwise is blonde and brown roux. Stocks & Mother Sauces! Click Here!
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This is the Original Heavy Duty "Bron Mandoline" with stainless steel pusher, it is made in France from heavy duty solid stainless steel and has mounted julienne and french fry blades (including the krinkle cut blade). This mandoline features the new redesigned optional safety hand guard. It has smooth and wavy cutting surfaces with adjustable thickness settings that produces extremely high quality cuts. This mandoline will easily produce perfect julienne, matchstick, french fry and krinkle cuts on any vegetable. Excellent for cold vegetable trays, potato preparations, stir fried vegetables and more! See a few cuts pictured below.
This is the Mandoline (or Mandolin) used by many professional Chefs!
We have used our Original Heavy Duty Bron Mandoline for over 20 years and it keeps on going! This model includes non slip rubber feet! All of the parts are replaceable! A nice machine for making potato chips. Our mandolines are new factory sealed units imported directly from Bron in France.
Beware of others selling different models with less options and fewer blades!
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Chef Notes: Every professional Chef we know uses a cut proof Butcher Glove (click here) to quickly and safely cut vegetables on the mandoline.
This is one of our favorite Culinary schools! What do you notice the student is doing ? Is he holding the onion correctly ? No, he should have the hand opposite the knife flat on top of the onion! Nobody likes cut fingers, one way to help avoid cuts is by using our Stainless Steel Butcher Glove (click here) to quickly and safely cut vegetables.
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Our flexible plastic mixing bowl scraper is perfect for getting it all out! Used by bakers around the world, this tool is perfect for working with dough and scraping off your work table too. Measures 5 1/2 in. x 3 1/2 in. with a beveled edge on 1 side. Some cooks like to use it for scooping up minced garlic and chopped tomatoes.
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This is the new Elegance Tourne knife, it has a 2 1/2 in. forged German steel blade. Order this knife today and we will package it in a beautiful gift box! Lifetime Warranty. On Sale for a limited Time!
Chefs Note: This is a great Santuko knife for cutting, chopping, slicing and dicing!
Chefs Note: A great knife for tourneeing vegetables into barrel shapes. We like to use this knife for peeling apples and vegetables, also a nice tool for carving fruit & melons. This knife is a great value!
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This is a new Kasumi Damascus Wide Utility Knife with a 5.5 in. blade, it's the sharpest damascus blade made. The edge that it holds is hair splitting and remains throughout heavy use. The non slip ergo handle is very comfortable and virtually indestructible, perfect for every serious Chef. We could not believe how sharp these knives were until we tried each one. Kasumi knives are made from 33 layers of stainless steel in Seki Japan. Kasumi V Gold No. 10 Damascus Knives are crafted from the most advanced materials with the most advanced manufacturing techniques. Only the middle layer acts as the cutting edge, and it is made using V Gold No. 10 stainless steel. Each Kasumi knife blade is a high carbon stainless steel with cobalt, manganese, molybdenum and vanadium for added durability and ease of sharpening. The layers on both sides of the Kasumi knife V Gold No. 10 core are made by repeatedly folding together two different types of stainless steel and forge welding them by hand until you have sixteen exceedingly thin alternating layers. These sixteen layers are then forge welded to both sides of the V Gold No. 10 core. The addition of cobalt to this steel requires special tempering in order to maximize the full benefit of this steel. The technique for this special tempering is a closely guarded secret. Each Kasumi knife has a laminated pakka wood handle secured with stainless steel rivets. They also have a full tang. The handle is made from multiple layers of wood impregnated with a plastic resin. The handle is riveted to the tang.
Chefs Note: This is the sharpest knife out of the box! Possibly our favorite knife. Comfortable and perfectly balanced. Each knife is carefully finished by the hands of skilled craftsmen. You will love this knife! A beautiful knife that will provide a lifetime of use and the ultimate in performance. Lifetime Warranty. Free Shipping in Cont. USA!
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Food for thought; This is "Chicken with Asparagus and Couscous with Mustard Herb Sauce". I prepared this meal for a dinner party tonight. I am sharing it with you to emphasize the importance of organization in the kitchen. Can you prepare a dish like this ? Sure, but it takes skills, then practice then execution. Timing is most important and the food must look and taste great. A famous Chef once said "you cannot cook a recipe perfectly until you have cooked it a thousand times"! This is true - there is no substitute for experience. Read more about Becoming A Professional Chef here...
Our new Stainless Steel Sauce Cups are 18-8 stainless steel with an exclusive nesting design. These are Dishwasher safe, choose from 1.5 oz. or 2.5 oz. Sold as a set of 12 pieces, these are perfect for sauces, spices or molding foods! Large quantity Discounts are available.
Chefs Note: I like them for timbales, sauce on the side and spices (as seen below). You will be using many of these every week! Watch the video below.
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These spice cups will help you get more organized. Also, they work great for sides of sauces. Order the spices and herbs too, and get cooking! You need our spices and herbs and dry rubs.
Chefs Note: I like them for timbales, sauce on the side and spices. Watch the video below!
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These spice cups will help you get more organized. Also, they work great for sides of sauces, molded desserts and timbales. Order the spices and herbs too, and get cooking! You need our spices and herbs and dry rubs. Notice the Chef is using one of our NSF Maple Cutting Boards!
This is a new Tamahagane Santoku knife with a 7 in. blade. The carbon 3 layered steel Damascus Clad blade is one of the sharpest and strongest blade made. Crafted by a second generation knife making family. The VG5 steel blade is clad with 2 layers of SUS410 and hand honed to a 15 degree angle. The contured wood and resin handle is friendly and tough. The edge that is holds is hair splitting and remains throughout heavy use. We could not believe how sharp these knives were until we tried each one. 61 degree Rockwell Hardness. Handmade in Seki Japan.
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This Round Solid Maple End Grain (checkerboard look) Cutting Board is made from select #1 grade Hard Rock Maple. Our USA made logo cutting board features a rounded top edge and it's oil finished. We like these round cutting boards for serving cheese platters at holiday parties! America's Heritage custom makes these cutting boards for us from first quality solid rock maple! Choose from two sizes below! The 20 lb. round cutting board measures 18 inches in diameter by 3 1/2 inches thick! The 11 lb. round cutting board measures 15 in. x 2 in. thick. Maple cutting boards will not dull your knife! With proper care, this Maple board can last for life! Oil it every month with mystery oil, to keep it looking new.
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This is a 10 inch Serrated bread knife, it is used for cutting all types of breads, cake and pasteries easily and accurately. The handle is comfortable and it has a 10 inch long German alloy steel blade. NSF certified for safety and sanitation.
Chefs Note; Easily create a torte by splitting cakes to make layers and add fillings.
NEW! Kyocera's steel knife sharpener has an advanced ceramic sharpening wheel, a material close in hardness to diamond. The material strength of this sharpener will provide a razor-like edge on steel knives. Features patent pending rotary action for perfect results every time.
Chef Notes: Works Great! This is not used to sharpen ceramic knives, only steel knives! More knife sharpeners are available here.
Our New Exclusive Soft Grip Chef Knife features comfortable antimicrobial rubber handle. The 10 in. Chef knife features the granton edge (air pockets along the blade help it go through food with less resistance). It has the perfect shape, balance and weight for a lifetime of use. These knives are beautiful, functional and easy to clean.
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This is a good started knife for any Culinary Arts Student, Pro Chef, Home Cook or travelling gourmet!
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Our John Boos Commercial Walnut Cutting Boards are made to last. The edge grain butcher block construction is amazing! American Walnut Wood has a beautiful rich color. Perfect for daily meal preparation and serving cheese & holiday appetizers! A full 1 1/2 in. thick, these will last for years of daily use. Oiling it with the special blend of oil below, will keep it looking new for many years! Available in 3 sizes below! In Stock for fast shipping.
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Our new Set of 2 silicone egg poachers are the bomb. Each is the shaped perfectly for making poached eggs. Fast and easy perfect poached eggs. Float and poach in simmering water. Nonstick. Cold and heat resistant -40 degrees F to 446 F. FDA approved. Easy to follow instructions.
Chefs Note: A child asked; What came first, the chicken or the egg. Why do you ask? These are simple to use, brush with olive oil, crack the egg into it and you have perfect poached eggs in a few minutes. We find these to be the best design and fun too! Works great for molding chocolates, demiglace and frozen fruit too. Video is below.
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This Haiku 7 1/2 in. Santoku Knife is very high quality. Handmade in Japan, it is used by more Sushi Chefs in Japan and Europe than any other! It is handcrafted in the Japanese tradition from alloy layered steel and iron. The knives are so strong that they come with a lifetime warranty with free replacement! Each piece comes in a beautiful gift box.
Chefs Note: This knife is very nice. The overall size is 11 3/4 in. and it has a nice feel. Great for slicing, dicing, chopping and general food preparation. This knife is perfectly balanced like a Falcon! The blade is sharp and with a few light strokes on a whetstone, it is easily resharpened. You will love this knife! Lifetime Warranty.
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