What’s the difference between basting and glazing? Chef Koetke has got the answer! Let’s face it—sometimes, cooking can be confusing. What does it mean to baste something? What does it mean to make a glaze? And what in the world is the difference? Master Chef Chris Koetke explains everything you need to know to make […]
Whether you choose Spare, Baby Back, or Short…the key to grilling any type of ribs is to cook them low and slow. Check out this video with Chef Chris Koetke as he gives some helpful tips for grilling ribs. Ready to get grilling? Check out these Top 10 Rub Recipes and enjoy some ribs!
Salt. It’s a staple seasoning in every kitchen. But do you know just how powerful it can be when you use it while grilling? One of salt’s greatest uses comes from what happens when you combine it with raw protein. Take raw hamburger meat, for example. When you mix salt with meat, the proteins from […]
Cooking with chili peppers adds a burst of spicy flavor to your grilled dishes and what makes it so fun is that they’re so versatile. You can choose to use fresh chili peppers or dried chili peppers, each bringing their own distinct flavor profile to a dish. If you’re not a heat seeker though, don’t […]
More often than not, we buy chicken in the store pre-cut and by the bag-full. Not only can this get pricey, but you also miss out on many of the best parts of a chicken (and the chance to make your own chicken stock!). Buying a whole chicken can be a daunting task however, especially […]
Chef Chris Koetke had the opportunity to visit an avocado orchard on one of his many trips to Mexico. “First of all, these huge 30 and 40-foot trees were all in various states of bloom. On one tree you’d see flower buds alongside hard, tiny little marble-shaped fruits and then small, medium and large avocados […]
It’s true that both brines and marinades add a wonderful punch of flavor to meat. But do you know when to use each and why? Chef Chris Koetke explains when you should brine meat and when you should marinate it in this short video. (Skip to the summary below if you’re just too antsy to […]
If you want to impress your guests, grilled lobster will do the trick! And lucky for you, it's actually quite easy. Serve it solo or paired with steak and you'll be everyone's favorite place to hang out on the weekend.