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.

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Spice up your homemade trail mix

Hiking can be great ways to work up an appetite. Having a healthy snack on hand is mandatory. Trail mix is a super versatile way to get some fast calories no matter where you are.

May 26, 2015
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Jicama: Ways to use this underrated vegetable

Jicama is widely available in Austin due to it's proximity to Mexico. This healthy root veggie can be added to many dishes for a bit of crunchy, sweet flavor.

May 22, 2015
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Make your own pesto

There are some packaged foods that don't come anywhere close to tasting like the real thing. Pesto, for example, is much better when made fresh.

May 20, 2015
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Avoid bakery lines by making your own Sunday treats

Hungry brunch-goers and young families love to get their donut/croissant/pie fix bright and early on Saturdays and Sundays. Make these treats at home to avoid the line.

May 19, 2015
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Barbecue condiment must-haves

Break up the condiment monotony with these great recipes.

May 15, 2015
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Try these interesting cake alternatives

While cake is a popular sweet to end just about every dinner dish, we've found some alternatives that will feed your crew in a less sheet-like, frosted way.

May 14, 2015
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5 ways to use avocado

Have you ever used avocado in pizza, cookies or grilled cheese? 

May 12, 2015
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A Healthy Oatmeal Granola Bar Recipe

By: Ryan Hodros, Culinary Arts and Pastry Arts Graduate Any regular readers have probably noticed that I tend to veer more...

May 6, 2015
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Non-traditional margaritas for your Cinco de Mayo celebration

We've all had a strawberry margarita with sugar crystals clinging to the rim and a berry, carefully perched along the side. Why not get a little more creative for Cinco de Mayo?

May 5, 2015
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The Mystery of Dulce de Leche

By: Ryan Hodros, Culinary Arts  and Pastry Arts Graduate Chances are good you’re familiar with that hip young upstart on the...

April 27, 2015
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4 hot dog joints to try in Houston

Houston is filled with delicious hotdog joints. 

April 24, 2015
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How To Make Roasted Rosemary Potatoes

By: Helena Stallings, Culinary Arts Graduate As a culinary professional it is important to be able to take the simplest dishes and...

April 22, 2015
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Finding the best wine bars in Texas

Texas has come to be absolutely saturated with fantastic bars and wineries.

April 20, 2015
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How to make your own maple syrup

Follow these steps and you can make your own maple syrup.

April 17, 2015
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The Video Game Baking Challenge

By: Ryan Hodros, Culinary Arts and Pastry Arts Graduate The fact of the matter is, a pastry chef can only make the...

April 14, 2015
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Help the bees, help the culinary industry

Bees are rapidly dying and changing the way agriculture is produced. Plant flowers, buy local honey and avoid chemicals to help these insects continue in their vital role. 

April 13, 2015
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Make your own mozzarella

Instructables user mikemwa shared this recipe that makes about 16-18 ounces of fresh mozzarella cheese.

April 12, 2015
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Celebrate National Empanada Day!

Today, April 8th, is National Empanada Day. Celebrate with these recipes.

April 8, 2015
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Recipe Spotlight: Vegan Corn Chowder With Southwestern Croutons

This recipe just might be absolutely genius. The recent surge in coconut everything might be a little overwhelming for most...

April 2, 2015
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How to Make a Hollandaise

By: Helena Stallings, Culinary Arts Graduate Our namesake, Auguste Escoffier, created the 5 mother sauces that every culinary arts student must know...

March 25, 2015
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March Madness Snack Guide

By: Ryan Hodros, Culinary Arts Graduate I was a sports kid growing up—I played first base from Tee Ball to Little League,...

March 17, 2015
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Rice 101

Each kind of rice has it's specific flavor and texture, as well as method of cooking. Here are some common varieties to consider using.

March 14, 2015
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St. Patty’s Day recipes for your celebration

St. Patty's Day food doesn't all have to contain copious amounts of green dye. Here are some recipes to put your Boulder culinary school skills to the test.

March 11, 2015
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How To Temper Chocolate

By: Helena Stallings, Culinary Arts Graduate For pastry arts students knowing how to temper chocolate is like knowing how to make a...

February 25, 2015
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How to Make Red Velvet Cupcakes

By: Helena Stallings, Culinary Arts Graduate For Escoffier pastry arts students learning how to make and decorate cupcakes is the highlight of...

February 11, 2015
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Setting The Perfect Table

Wherever you're cooking and serving it is important to have a well-set table. Follow these tips to starting the meal off right by setting the perfect table.

February 10, 2015
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5 healthier Super Bowl snacks

There are plenty of nutritious foods that are great appetizers and won't fill you with fats, oils and dismay. Try these five recipes for a healthier Super Bowl.

February 1, 2015
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How to Make Tailgating Chili

With the Super Bowl just days away, we are showing you one of our favorite tailgating chili recipes! Simple, fun,...

January 28, 2015
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How to Make a Roux

By: Helena Stallings, Culinary Arts Graduate For many culinary arts students at Escoffier, the first thing they are taught is how to...

January 15, 2015
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An in-depth look at Sriracha

Not only has this delicious hot sauce taken over our tables, it's earned a documentary, tee shirts, phone cases and even miniature bottles for the fan who travels. Learn more about Sriracha here.

January 15, 2015
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How To Poach An Egg

By: Helena Stallings, Culinary Arts Student Any culinary or pastry arts student will tell you that poaching an egg seems simple,...

January 7, 2015
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How To Make Gluten Free Stuffing

By: Helena Stallings, Culinary Arts Student Even though the autumn harvest is rapidly coming to a close, your holiday dinners can still...

December 18, 2014
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How To Make A Roasted Vegetable Medley

During my culinary program at Escoffier, I had the opportunity to work with several kinds of vegetables and since the autumn...

December 3, 2014
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Three Recipes Every Cook Should Know, From One Chef To Another

By: Ryan Hodros, Culinary Arts Student There are a lot of recipes that are probably best left to the pros—making your...

December 3, 2014
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Last Minute Thanksgiving Recipe Ideas

By: Ryan Hodros, Culinary Arts Student For culinary school grads, Thanksgiving is a great time where you get to show off...

November 26, 2014
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How to Make a Sausage Gravy

By: Helena Stallings, Culinary Arts Student The perfect accompaniment to any homemade biscuit is a breakfast sausage gravy. During my time...

November 19, 2014
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GMO Measure Fails To Pass In Colorado

Election day came and went on Nov. 4 with the bill losing by what was nearly a two to one margin, according to National Public Radio

November 14, 2014
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How To Make Buttermilk Biscuits

By: Helena Stallings, Culinary Arts Student Whether you are a pastry arts student or culinary arts student, everyone needs to know...

November 12, 2014
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How to Make Roasted Butternut Squash Soup

By: Helena Stallings, Culinary Arts Student  One of the main reasons why students choose to attend the Auguste Escoffier culinary arts program...

November 5, 2014
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How to Make Pumpkin Bread with a Maple Buttercream Frosting

By: Helena Stallings, Culinary Arts Student  The baking and pastry arts are a tough science to master. With baking, by adding...

October 29, 2014
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