Ask Keegan: Are Baking Mats Helpful?

Posted on December 10, 2012
Keegan Baking Mats

In this episode of Ask Keegan we asked...Are Baking Mats Helpful? Chef Keegan Gerhard demonstrates how to properly use baking mats and explains a little more about what this versatile cooking tool is made of and how to identify when it's time to pick up a new mat for your kitchen. With a resilience to high heat and an easy-to-clean design, baking mats are perfect for every kitchen.

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How to Make a Colorado Bulldog: FSW Tipsy November Drink of the Month

Posted on November 9, 2012
Colorado Bulldog

The weather is getting pretty cold in most areas of the U.S. now. And it would be predictable to talk about hot drinks that warm the belly and soul. But who wants to be predictable? Not us! Instead, let's turn our focus on to something sweet, fizzy and satisfying. Let's talk about the Colorado Bulldog. It's a fan favorite around these parts, and in the easiest explanation, it's basically a White Russian with a splash of Cola. It's easy ...

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Ask Keegan: How Do I Cut a Cake Properly?

Posted on October 5, 2012
Keegan Cutting Cake

I've often wondered, "just exactly how do I cut a cake?"After being put in charge of cutting cakes at various times in my life, I've learned that I'm not the go-to person for the task. Whenever I've been handed a knife and asked "could you?" I would reluctantly take the knife and begin as carefully as possibly. But about midway through the second slice, I always find myself navigating through frosting clumps and mounds of crumbs. But I knew ...

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You Asked, Keegan Answered: How to Calibrate a Thermometer

Posted on September 21, 2012

A thermometer is a valuable tool to have in any kitchen. Many recipes list precise internal cooking temperatures, and there's really no way to nail the recipe without knowing this information as you go. And speaking of nailing it, how do you know that your thermometer is showing the right temperature? The answer to this is: calibration. That's right, you need to calibrate a thermometer before you start using it. Once calibrated, you're in ...

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Video Feature: Keeping Your Garnishes Fresh

Posted on September 19, 2011
Supera Condiment Holder

Fresh cocktail garnishes are used to compliment a variety of drinks. Serving a wheaty beer? You'll need fresh citrus fruit. Want to make that rum and coke a cuba libre? Well then, you will need some lime. Whichever recipe or drink your bar is famous for, chances are you need fresh and accessible garnishments to complete the order.

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