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1912, 2017

Czech Christmas Cookies

December 19th, 2017|

FAMOUS CZECH CHRISTMAS COOKIES - VANILLA CRESCENTS INGREDIENTS: 2 cups of all purpose flour 1 cup of ground walnuts, fine, not coarse You can purchase them finely ground or grind them yourself in a food processor. 1/2 cup of powder sugar 2 teaspoons of vanilla sugar In my Czech homeland, we have this vanilla sugar. You can find it here in the states, as well as in Polish or [...]

1411, 2017

Thanksgiving Wine Recommendations

November 14th, 2017|

My favorite Holiday is around the corner, no gifts, no pressure...well just a little bit. I have to make all the food, but it's time to be with family and friends and share great meal together along with some amazing wine. When I think of Thanksgiving, I am picturing table full of side dishes, sauces, stuffings, and of course Turkey! With all the variety, so it's hard to pick [...]

111, 2017

Thanksgiving Stuffing Recipe

November 1st, 2017|

I have been doing this recipe for awhile now and it's always a big hit. I first started doing it for my employees in 1995 in my pre-Blu Jam days. Guests and employees loved it and it has evolved over the years. Every Thanksgiving did back then, I was baking Turkeys for employees and guests who didn’t have anywhere to go... free of charge CHEF KAMIL'S THANKSGIVING BREAD STUFFING [...]

2410, 2017

Beer List — Tasting & Notes

October 24th, 2017|

Beer has 4 main ingredients: Malted barley, yeast, hops, and water. What is Malt? Malt is when barley is soaked with water and allowed to germinate. Once it starts, it's halted by heat from roasting. More roasting will result in darker beer. There are hundreds of strains of yeasts, but the main ones are Lager yeast and Ale yeast. There are also many varieties of Hops like Golding, Fuggle, Chinook, and [...]

1909, 2017

Quality + Quantity

September 19th, 2017|

Quality ingredients are essential to any restaurant's success. These days guests are more worldly and have eaten in many restaurants to form their opinions so they can discern which ingredients are top-notch and which ones are not. At the same time, quantity means that the numbers of guests served is also important to a restaurant's well-being. How to have large quantities of guests without compromising quality? One way I found is to make "blender" sauces, or sauces [...]

1409, 2017

Ode to Mushrooms

September 14th, 2017|

Since September is National Mushroom Month, I want to share my love of mushrooms with you, along with some recipes of my favorite childhood meals. I love mushrooms with all my heart. They were big part of my childhood. We used to get up at 5am and head out to go pick wild mushrooms in the forest around my town. Growing season was usually toward the end of Summer spilling over [...]

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