Charts & Guides
Home Cooking articles that feature cooking information in charts; glossaries, measurements; substitutions; cooking methods; ingredients and useful information for the home cook.
Cooking, grilling and roasting charts, weight and measurement charts, pasta shapes and much more.
Instantly convert centigrade to fahrenheit. Convert measurements in recipes from English to Metric or Metric to English.
Tips & Tidbits
Useful cooking tips, ideas and how-to´s
Weights & Measures for Recipes
Measuring correctly, can make a big difference the way a recipe turns out. Use the charts to help increase or decrease recipe size.
A Dictionary of Cooking Terms for the Home Cook
Descriptions and definitions of ingredients, equipment and techniques commonly used in recipes.
All Culinary Schools [offsite link]
Interested in a cooking career? Here´s a complete online guide to culinary education and careers... Find a Culinary School from a complete listing of schools in the U.S. Request information from Culinary Schools with forms that allow you to contact the schools quickly and efficiently. Read answers from experts to FAQ about programs, specialties, and more.
Caramelizing Onions [offsite link]
Caramelizing onions brings out and sweetens the natural flavor of onions. You can caramelize any type of onion, but depending on the sugar content, some may caramelize quicker than others. Here´s how to caramalize - illustrated, step by step.
Cooking for Groups - A Volunteer´s Guide to Food Safety [offsite link]
This is a guide tp help volunteers prepare and serve food safely for large groups such as family reunions, church dinners, and community gatherings. This food may be prepared at the volunteer´s home and brought to the event, or prepared and served at the gathering.
Farmers Market Locator [offsite link]
A guide to Farmers´ Markets Throughout the United States - organized geographically by state and
International Farmers´ Markets - listed by country and city, with individual specialties noted.
Food Safety Handling and the Home Cook
Food safety handling and sanitation isn't a standard that only professional kitchens live by, this should also be practiced by the home cook. Let's take a deeper look into our home kitchens, you may be surprised at what you will find.
Forming Gnocchi [offsite link]
How to cut, shape, and cook Gnocchi
Functions of Baking Ingredients [offsite link]
a list of baking ingredients and a description of the function each performs in baked goods. Flours, Sweeteners, Salt, Leavening Agents, Fats, Eggs, and Liquids are included.
High-Altitude Cooking [offsite link]
Cooking & baking is directly affected by low atmospheric pressure at high altitudes. If you live in a high altitude area, you´ll need to convert standard recipes into those that can be used for high-altitude baking... here´s how.
How to Saute´ [offsite link]
The method and technique of sautéing and how to make delicious pan sauces to serve with your sautéed food.
Preserving Herbs [offsite link]
Herbs, fresh or dried, can greatly improve any dish. Here´s tips on how to preserve fresh herbs.
The Cook´s Thesaurus [offsite link]
A cooking encyclopedia that covers thousands of ingredients and kitchen tools. Entries include pictures, descriptions, synonyms, pronunciations, and suggested substitutions. This is a great reference site!
The Dinner Table
Setting a table; napkin folding; caring for china, crystal and glassware.
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