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Best Way to Season Your Food

The Best Way to Season Your Food

Often food, which is considered healthy, is also considered bland and boring. We often get asked what are some spices used to enhance taste while maintaining the health benefits?  We don’t have any magic dust in the restaurants, but good quality salt and fresh black pepper go a long way. The key to great cooking is »
Gai Lan

What Is Gai Lan?

Gai Lan, or Kai-lan, is also called Chinese Broccoli or Chinese Kale. It has wide, flat leaves and a thick stem with tiny flowering heads. Most similar to broccoli, Gai Lan has a comparable flavor, but is noticeably stronger. It is a particularly popular component in Korean and Chinese cuisine, as well as in Vietnamese »

What Is Chermoula?

Chermoula is a North African marinade commonly used on seafood, as well as on meat and vegetables. A versatile addition in many dishes, Chermoula may be used for stuffing, sauces, tagines, and more. Algerian, Moroccan, Tunisian, and Libyan cooking most commonly feature this flavorful combination. True Food Kitchen uses Chermoula to enhance the flavors of the »

What Is Umami?

Umami, which translates from Japanese to “pleasant savory flavor,” is included with sweet, salty, sour, and bitter flavors to compose the five basic tastes. Umami can be used as a savory sauce and drizzled atop a Grass-Fed Bison Burger, accompanied with caramelized onions, roasted mushrooms, parmesan, and watercress on a flax seed bun; making it a part of »

12 Healthy Option Myths

There are a bunch of food and drinks out there the media says are ‘good for you’ but, what does that really mean? We connected with True Food Kitchen’s Executive Chef, Arik Markus to discuss the truth behind those healthy option myths.   1.) Smoothies While smoothies are certainly convenient, they’re usually loaded with sugar if they »