Thekitchenman’s Gingerbread Person Cookies

Thekitchenman’s Gingerbread Person Cooki...

One of the first cookies that I remember my great aunt would bake was gingerbread men. Every Christmas she would make a full array of seasonal holiday cookie treats. I like the taste of ginger and find that the use of ginger as that secret ingredient found in some cookies is most satisfying to the taste bud. When I was baking Xmas cookies in mass amounts for a well-known restaurant group the Christmas baking was done hands on following colonial era recipes. Each batch of dough was hand crafted and the cookies that came from the dough batch were all slightly different with...

Great recipe for fondant for cake decora...

Great recipe for fondant for cake decorations and bon bons like the pros.

Knotty Pine in Preston

Back in the mid eighties when I was chef at the Knotty Pine in Preston I was asked to recipe all the bake shop items and make the ingedient recipe formulate in metric and fine tune all the baking recipes. This binder contains all the original Knotty Pine Recipes from the source. Jill Jaques. Jeff also added the pot Pie factory items including the infamous chichen pot pie and two part rib sauce. The salad dressings were also added. I will be posting the most popular items on my thekitchenman Facebook page as I release the complete set of K/P recipes in my weekly columns in...

Thekitchenman meeting with Vikram Vij wa...

Thekitchenman meeting with Vikram Vij was very interesting. When I met with Vikram at his modern Langley BC facilties and started to chat, we got to know each others strong passion for food. The time just flew by and Vikram has agreed we will be meeting in the New Year to discuss his new line of India Inspired products. He will add some of his favourite condiment side recipes. I will keep you posted when we have our next one on...

Browns Social House restaurant

Thekitchenman was privileged to meet two genuine chefs from Browns Social House this week. Director of Kitchens Operations Chef Brian Everett to the far right and Culinary Development Chef Jeffery Young. If you have not been to your local Browns Social House restaurant in your part of the hood, then may I suggest that you visit one soon. These two young Chefs have conquered a lot of challenges in this rapidly growing restaurant group and because of their passion to cook consistent great food in all their establishments the success of their unhands staff training has truly...