A Guide to Fermenting Vegetables at Home
Fermenting vegetables can be a healthy way to improve your diet. We’ll show you why healthcare professionals think fermented foods and probiotics are beneficial to your health. Then we’ll explain two popular techniques for fermenting vegetables and the science behind the process. Registered Dietitian Robin Foroutan points out in Food & Nutrition Magazine that there is a …Read More
A Guide to Internal Cooking Temperature for Meat
Escali’s guide to doneness and minimum safe internal cooking temperature for whole beef, ground beef, chicken, turkey, pork, fish, lamb and veal. Taste Preferences vs. Safety Recommendations It is important to know internal cooking temperatures when preparing meat because they will help you ensure your food is safe to eat and cooked deliciously with the …Read More
Simplify Blender Recipes with a Kitchen Scale
Did you receive a blender as a gift this holiday season? Do you already have a blender and you’re looking for more excuses to use it? Use a kitchen scale to simplify blender recipes and discover more uses for your blender. Great news! Your blender is good for making more than milkshakes on warm summer days and post-workout protein …Read More
Better Baked Goods Require Accurate Measurements
Measuring ingredients accurately is a critical step in the baking process. Adding too much flour to a cake recipe can leave it dry and crumby. Unfortunately, it is much too easy to make this mistake and not even realize it when using a traditional measuring cup. Use a digital scale for more accurate measurements that are also easier to …Read More
Tips for Using a Bathroom Scale the Right Way
Most people do not give their bathroom scale much thought. You step on, and you step off. However, it is a sensitive instrument designed to measure slight changes in your body; even if you do not notice them. There are many variables both inside and outside of your body, which can affect their accuracy. Fluctuations …Read More
Keep your scales happy: A guide to digital scale care.
Digital scales are instruments of precision and should be handled with extreme care. Here are a few tips to keep a digital scale functioning properly. Use the scale on a hard, level and even surface. Inconsistent and soft surfaces will cause inaccurate measurements. Ensure the scale is on a stable, vibration free surface. If the …Read More
Control Costs & Quality
Almost every chain restaurant has procedures in place regarding portion control in order to make sure ingredients are being measured and the correct amount of product is going out every time. Without having clear and concise expectations, restaurants are bound to lose a great deal of money. For example, say an employee at a chain …Read More
Brown Sugar and White Sugar: What’s the Difference?
Have you ever encountered a recipe that calls for both brown sugar and white sugar? You may wonder why it requires two different types of sugar. Can you simply use one or the other and get the same result? Can you substitute one for the other? What’s the difference? While they are both a form …Read More