Properly Seasoned Carbon Steel

There seems to be quite a common misconception confusing unseasoned Carbon Steel for Seasoned, I'd like to try and clear this up and give a comprehensive understanding of Carbon Steel. Carbon Steel is prone to rust easier than probably any other form Steel & Iron around. It is manufactured, then immediately coated with Paraffin or … Continue reading Properly Seasoned Carbon Steel

The Best & Worst Pots & Pans – Materials, Safety, Selection, Kitchen Needs & Capability – A 2020 Buyer’s Guide

As a Professional Chef for 30 years, being a health-conscious Chef for most of it, and now Vegan Chef for the last few years, I've tried most pans generally available on the market. I've used Non-stick Pans in Commercial Kitchens, Aluminum, Stainless Steel, Copper, Carbon Steel, Cast-Iron, etc, and have used Ceramic, Glass, Diamond, Titanium, … Continue reading The Best & Worst Pots & Pans – Materials, Safety, Selection, Kitchen Needs & Capability – A 2020 Buyer’s Guide

Bread Basics – Flour, Gluten, Leavening, Baking Theory, Procedure, Methods, etc

Flour: White Flour is milled from wheat kernels after the outer protective bran shell covering and the germ (the new wheat embryo) have been removed, leaving only the Endo-sperm, which is mostly Starch and Protein, and otherwise serves as food for New Wheat Germ Embryos White Wheat Flour contains 63-73% Starch and 7-15% Protein, the … Continue reading Bread Basics – Flour, Gluten, Leavening, Baking Theory, Procedure, Methods, etc

Going to Press – My Work-Flow for Commercial Production:

Graphics & Colors in Photoshop: Convert Adobe RGB 1998 Profile to CMYK U.S. Web Coated SWOP v2 Image>Mode>CMYK Color Check CMYK Color Values in Info Panel Check All Colors for RGB Display Accuracy Adjust CMYK Values as needed Write down the CMYK Values Export Graphics as Separate Uncompressed Tiffs Maintain CMYK Profile No Compression Discard … Continue reading Going to Press – My Work-Flow for Commercial Production:

Manual Monitor Color Calibration with Professional Results, without Expensive Calibration Devices

Step 1: Prepare a Photographic Grey Card with White on the other side. Find Some stock images, one with mostly Strong yellow colors, one mostly strong red colors, one with mostly strong green colors, and one mostly strong blue colors. Also find some nice Ansel Adams Photographs in the Grey Ranges Ideally, you can have … Continue reading Manual Monitor Color Calibration with Professional Results, without Expensive Calibration Devices