Great Wines to Drink This Spring & Summer Last week my wife and I attended a wine tasting at The Philadelphia Museum of Art. The event was hosted by The Starr Catering Group who handle many of the Museum’s dining operations. They also provided the food that was specially selected to show off the wines […]
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The Business End of Opening A Restaurant or Catering Business I recently received this paperback book So You’re A Chef – Now What? from Chef Deb Cantrell’s publicist. Since I’m more interested in cooking techniques and not opening my own restaurant, I’ve been “reluctant” to pick it up. But once I did, I found all […]
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How Much Do Restaurants Markup Their Wines By The Glass? My wife and I were out for a quick bite and a glass of wine last week and I was shocked when I learned that the $14 glass of Chardonnay wine I purchased came from a bottle of wine that cost the restaurant about $16. […]
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Got My Mojo Glaze Working The definition for “mojo” is a magic charm, talisman, or spell. Over the years, mojo has been used in song titles and lyrics including “Got My Mojo Working, a blues song written by Preston “Red” Foster and made popular by Muddy Waters in 1957. Jim Morrison of the Doors used […]
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One of the reasons I started The Reluctant Gourmet website over 20 years ago was to teach myself how to cook. One of the problems I faced as a newbie cook was culinary terms. There were so many of them I didn’t understand and needed to learn to even begin my culinary adventure. Mis […]
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