Recipes & Techniques

Immerse yourself in the artistry of culinary creation! Explore a treasure trove of recipes and techniques spanning cuisines and skill levels, empowering you to refine your culinary craftsmanship.

10 min read

What Is Za’atar Spice? A Brief Guide & Recipe

Elevate your cooking with the herby magic of Za'atar. Explore its ancient roots, make your own Za’atar blend, and see two modern recipes!

July 19, 2024
14 min read

How to Adapt Recipes for Dietary Restrictions

Uncover the art of adapting recipes for dietary restrictions and food allergies, substituting ingredients to create delicious & inclusive meals.

July 11, 2024
9 min read

How to Carve a Chicken Like a Professional Chef

Discover how to carve a chicken the way a professional would, allowing you to maximize flavor, minimize waste, and create a stunning presentation.

June 26, 2024
11 min read

What Is Paprika? A Guide to Its Types, Benefits, and Cooking Tips

Paprika is a versatile spice that can level up any dish. Discover the ins and outs of using it in this guide.

June 20, 2024
11 min read

Beef Carving 101: How to Cut Corned Beef, Roast, and More

Discover the art of beef carving! Learn to prepare and cut corned beef, tenderloin, and prime rib with expert tips in this comprehensive guide.

May 28, 2024
10 min read

Table Setting Etiquette 101: A Brief Guide

The right table setting is a great way to establish ambiance for your event or restaurant. Find out the proper way to set a table for basic, casual, or formal settings.

May 10, 2024
6 min read

How to Butterfly Cut Meats and Poultry

Find out what a butterfly cut is, why it’s important, and the proper technique in this butterfly cutting guide.

April 30, 2024
9 min read

Fiesta Flavors: Spicing Up Cinco de Mayo Celebrations

At Escoffier, we love a good party, and Cinco de Mayo probably ranks as one of the best! In the United States, we celebrate the day with dance, song, and, of course.... food!

April 25, 2024
5 min read

Winning Recipes: Trotting Through the Kentucky Derby Kitchen

Escoffier is running for the roses with five delicious derby-themed recipes. Chef Instructor Luke Shaffer has compiled a time-tested classic menu from the starting gate to the finish line.

April 24, 2024
10 min read

How to Fillet a Fish: A Beginner’s Guide

Ditch pre-cuts and discover how you can fillet a fish! This beginner's guide breaks down the process into simple steps, tips, and common mistakes.

April 8, 2024
4 min read

How To Make a Grapefruit Rosemary Gimlet

Students at Auguste Escoffier School of Culinary Arts can learn early on in their education that the right combination of...

March 24, 2024
3 min read

How to Make Plant-Based Caramel Sauce

This recipe for Plant-Based Caramel Sauce comes to us from Escoffier Certified Master Pastry Chef, Frank Vollkommer.

March 7, 2024
5 min read

Mardi Gras Magic: Festive Fat Tuesday Recipes for a Flavorful Celebration

Get ready to tantalize your Mardi Gras taste buds with recipes for Jambalaya, NOLA fav beignets, and New Orleans signature cocktails.

February 8, 2024
6 min read

5 Decorative Bread Scoring Techniques

Discover the art of decorative bread scoring and elevate your bread's appearance with beautiful patterns and designs.

February 5, 2024
7 min read

Cooking for a Crowd: Techniques for Scaling Recipes

Discover the essential tips and techniques to adjust ingredient quantities, maintain flavor balance, and create perfect portions every time.

December 18, 2023
3 min read

Holiday Lamb Dinner Recipe

Are you searching for a new and delicious recipe to serve during the holiday season? Escoffier Chef Instructor Matthew Fairfield’s...

December 14, 2023
3 min read

How to Make Pecan Pie Filling

There’s nothing quite like the comforting aroma of freshly baked goods on Thanksgiving day to warm hearts and boost spirits....

November 1, 2023
11 min read

Inside a Chef’s Mind: The Process Behind Creating New Dishes

Discover how to create new dishes, with insights from a professional chef into the techniques, process, and mindset that can contribute to culinary innovation!

October 17, 2023
6 min read

How To Make The Five Mother Sauces

Mother sauces, first classified by French Chef Marie-Antoine Carême and later codified by Auguste Escoffier, are the starting points for...

October 4, 2023
5 min read

How to Make a Blackberry Galette

As summer comes to a close, popular summer fruits, like berries, make way for fall favorites like apples and pears....

September 20, 2023
4 min read

How to Make Soy Glazed Pacific Halibut with Crispy Mushroom Roll and Bok Choy

Pacific halibut is one of the largest species of flatfish and is primarily found in the icy waters of the...

July 24, 2023
6 min read

How to Make Popovers: A Recipe

Curious about how to make popovers at home? Explore this easy popover recipe and discover the essential ways to serve them!

July 6, 2023
5 min read

A Special Mother’s Day Cake – White Chocolate Buttercream with Fresh Fruit

In the U.S., Mother’s Day is celebrated on the second Sunday in May. It shares the same day in some...

May 6, 2023
2 min read

How to Make Fish Tacos

Escoffier Chef Instructor Scott Cohen shares his famous fish tacos. His recipe includes fresh and colorful ingredients!

April 25, 2023
7 min read

Easter Celebrations Are Full of Hoppy Traditions

The Easter Bunny,  spring bonnets, egg hunts, and of course… the food!  Easter traditions are alive and well across the...

April 6, 2023
3 min read

How to Make Savory Crepes with Mornay Sauce

Escoffier Chef Instructor Dan Bearss shares his favorite savory crepe recipe that is paired with mornay sauce.

March 15, 2023
3 min read

How to Make Crepes

With the help of Escoffier Chef Instructor Stefanie Bishop, learn how to make crepes and find out the best fillings for this thin pancake.

March 13, 2023
7 min read

10 Dishes Every Vegan Chef Should Know How to Make

Whether you’re a vegan chef or are looking to learn how to make more plant-based recipes, start with these ten vegan dishes.

March 3, 2023
12 min read

Grab Your Piece of the Pie!

Just the mention of pie probably brings up childhood memories of cooking with mom or grandma—those fresh fruits and flakey...

February 20, 2023
3 min read

Treat Your Sweetie to a Valentine’s Day Delight – Chocolate Raspberry Tarts

Whether you’re enrolled in culinary school as a pastry arts student working toward your degree or diploma, an executive chef...

February 14, 2023
2 min read

How to Make Potatoes Au Gratin

Escoffier Chef Instructor Scott Cohen has you covered with his creamy and cheesy French cuisine classic, Potatoes Au Gratin.

January 27, 2023
3 min read

How to Make Coeur a la Creme with Raspberry Sauce

Escoffier Chef Instructor Matthew Lewis shares his French dessert, Coeur a la Creme with raspberry sauce recipe.

January 25, 2023
12 min read

Some Souper Recipes from Escoffier Chef Instructors

The thought of hot and hearty soup can bring up notions of time gone by. Memories of tomato soup and...

January 17, 2023
3 min read

No Booze Resolution? No Problem. Bring on the Mocktails!

The holidays may be over, but through January and February the weather outside is still frightful! New Year’s resolutions are...

January 8, 2023
2 min read

How to Make Dark Chocolate Peppermint Truffles

Escoffier Chef Instructor Renee Moreno shares a decadent dark chocolate peppermint truffle recipe great for the holidays.

November 30, 2022
3 min read

How to Make Latke with Shredded Chicken Confit and Crème Fraîche

Escoffier Chef Instructor Dan Bearss shares his latke recipe, a pan-fried potato pancake that is popular in eastern European cuisine.

November 17, 2022
6 min read

7 Substitutes for All-Purpose Flour

Are you looking for substitutes for all-purpose flour? Check out these flour substitutes made from nuts, beans, and other grains.

October 31, 2022
7 min read

Apple Tart Recipe

Escoffier Chef Instructor Stefanie Bishop shares her apple tart recipe made from scratch. This recipe is perfect for fall festivities.

October 24, 2022
3 min read

How to Make Ratatouille and Polenta

Escoffier Chef Instructor Chef Dan Bearss shares his homemade ratatouille paired with parmesan polenta recipe.

October 11, 2022
5 min read

How to Make Chicken Francaise

Looking for a flavorful dish to add to your dinner rotation? Join a professional chef to learn how to make chicken Francaise.

September 30, 2022
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