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Baking and Pastry 101

by Brian D. Peffley CEPC, CCE, AACIntroductionThe first demonstration here is that of pate choux.  Pate meaning paste and choux meaning cabbage.  Paste that looks like cabbage.  Which is one of the main items made with pate choux. Cream Puffs, a rich golden exterior with a hollow center often filled with a pastry cream.  Eclairs …

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Seafood

by Martin MurmelIntroductionMany human settlements started in coastal areas or along lakes and rivers.Besides an easy transport option, it was the availability of an easily exploitable source of nutritious food that fueled the growth of communities, cities and countries. Seafood was eaten fresh or made durable by drying and salting. Especially stock fish (dried cod) and bacalao …

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BBQ and Smoking

by Michael Davis, CECIntroductionSmoking and BBQ has turned into somewhat of a regional cultural thing.  While smoked foods are eaten all over the country, in the Eastern United States from Texas to Carolina smoking/BBQ is a “Thing.”This “Thing” is a culture that has begun, LOW and SLOW, (Low heat/ slow cook with smoke). It doesn’t …

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Move, Sedentary to Active

Going From Sedentary To Active The importance of healthy behaviors and lifestyle factors to maintaining health has been recognized for centuries. The latest technological advancements have made our lives easier; however, they also have led many of us to adopt a sedentary lifestyle. Transitioning from a sedentary lifestyle to an active one does not require you …

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