A ball of fresh mozzarella.

Understanding Fresh Cheeses and Their Culinary Uses

Fresh cheeses go through only minimal transformation from milk to cheese, and experience little to no aging, leaving them with a high moisture content compared to other kinds of cheese. Mostly milky

An open cookbook on the kitchen counter.

8 Classic Cookbooks Chefs Still Rely On

Plenty of classic cookbooks contain wisdom that even tenured chefs still rely on. “I think the thing that makes classic cookbooks classic is they are both trend-proof and bullet-proof,” says ICE Los

Huli Huli chicken.

Discover 3 Underrepresented Asian Cuisines You Need to Try

According to a Pew Research study, about one in nine restaurants in America is a restaurant with Asian heritage. While it may be no surprise for those who crave Asian foods, this is nonetheless a huge

An array of dishes from Noodle Lane in Brooklyn.

AAPI Heritage Month Product Spotlight: Black Vinegar

The ingredient is a "cornerstone of Chinese cuisine," according to Chef Lane Li, the Chinese-born Owner and Executive Chef of Noodle Lane in Brooklyn, New York. Various Asian cuisines, beginning with

A slice of cake on a plate.

How to Cut Cake Like a Pro

Layer cakes are generally celebration cakes, so unless you’re a pastry chef or otherwise work in a bakery, you might not actually be in the habit of cutting cake more than once or twice a year. It

A melting pot of fondue.

Exploring Different Culinary Uses of Firm Cheeses

Firm or hard cheeses are often grouped together for the sake of simplicity, and typically have a couple of major characteristics in common, even among diverse types of cheese. First, most hard cheeses

a round loaf of bread

Choosing the Best Flour for Bread Baking: A Comprehensive Guide

Even in a conventional grocery store, you have many options to choose from when it comes to different flours: those that are indicated for different purposes, white and whole wheat, and even those

Jasper Hill Farm

8 Influential Artisanal Cheesemakers Redefining American Cheese Culture

As the American artisanal cheese industry has been growing steadily over the past 30 years, and American cheeses have been earning accolades worldwide for their excellence and creativity, the words

Wine glasses on a restaurant table.

What is Food & Beverage Management?

Many students from both culinary programs and hospitality management programs go on to successful careers in food service management. The 51 also offers a Dual Diploma

Tofu with chile.

Protein Options for Plant-Based Diets

Protein is a macronutrient that is important for human health, as it is essential for the creation and maintenance of cells in the body. While often associated with the building of muscle tissue

A wheel of Parmigiano-Reggiano.

Understanding PDO Designation in Cheese, and Why it Matters

From certain varieties of olives and potatoes to various cured meats, to balsamic vinegar and cheese, there are certain foods that are inextricably tied to their place of origin. The specific terroir

Cheese aging in a cheese cave.

Fundamentals of Cheese: Understanding Affinage

As all the world’s cheeses are made from the same basic ingredients — milk, salt, rennet and cultures — it is the aging process, at the hands of an affineur, that encourages baby cheese wheels to

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