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16 foods you’re probably slicing, peeling, and cutting all wrong

Insider asked chefs to explain the proper way to cut, peel, and slice a number of fruits, vegetables, breads, meats, and cheeses. They advised avoiding dull knives, especially when slicing eggplant and bread. Hard cheeses should be cut into shards not cubes, and soft cheese should never have its “nose” […]
16 foods you’re probably slicing, peeling, and cutting all wrong
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25 things you probably didn’t know about Gordon Ramsay

Chef Gordon Ramsay is famous for his no-holds-barred persona on popular TV shows like “Kitchen Nightmares” and “MasterChef.” Ramsay has five children, competes in Ironman competitions, and almost became a professional soccer player. His favourite fast-food order is a double cheeseburger “animal style” from In-N-Out. Visit Insider’s homepage for more […]
25 things you probably didn’t know about Gordon Ramsay
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17 things you probably didn’t know about Bobby Flay

Bobby Flay is one of the best-known TV chefs in the business. With a reported net worth of $US30 million and a legacy of wins on “Iron Chef America,” he’s also one of the most successful. Flay first worked in a kitchen as a teenager because he “had nothing else […]
17 things you probably didn’t know about Bobby Flay
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Chefs reveal the best and worst things to order at diners

Insider talked to chefs about their favourite and least favourite things to eat at a diner. Chefs suggest ordering diner-style home fries, pancakes, and milkshakes. You may want to skip out on ordering soups and pasta sauces from diners, since some chefs say they are normally not homemade. Visit Insider’s […]
Chefs reveal the best and worst things to order at diners
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How 215,000 meals are made for Super Bowl LIV

It takes a culinary staff of 3,000 people to feed some 215,000 fans, players, NFL executives, and performers flocking to Miami for Super Bowl LIV. All the cooking happens from kitchens deep inside Hard Rock Stadium and Miami Beach Convention Centre. Here, chefs are hustling to make everything from porchetta […]
How 215,000 meals are made for Super Bowl LIV
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10 of the best store-bought salsas, according to chefs

Although many chefs make their own salsas, sometimes they use the jarred stuff you find at the store. Two chefs told Insider that they love salsa from the brand Frontera. Trader Joe’s Spicy, Smoky, Peach Salsa is a top pick for one culinary pro. One of the chefs gave Whole […]
10 of the best store-bought salsas, according to chefs
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Martha Stewart shares the family favourites she serves during the holidays, including adding cream cheese to her mashed potatoes

Martha Stewart is a connoisseur of entertaining and cooking, especially for the holiday season. The celebrity chef and entrepreneur shared her favourite holiday meals with Insider. Stewart said she swears by family recipes for potato latkes and mashed potatoes. Visit Insider’s homepage for more stories. When it comes to hosting […]
Martha Stewart shares the family favourites she serves during the holidays, including adding cream cheese to her mashed potatoes
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IT automation startup Chef says it will not renew its contract with ICE, days after an open source programmer brought the service to a temporary halt in protest

On Monday, Chef CEO Barry Crist wrote that his company will not renew its current contracts with Immigration and Customs Enforcement and Customs and Border Protection after they expire next year. Currently, Chef has a $US95,500, year-long contract with ICE. Last week, Chef faced service outages after a former employee […]
IT automation startup Chef says it will not renew its contract with ICE, days after an open source programmer brought the service to a temporary halt in protest
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The 5 things chefs actually order at IHOP

Insider asked chefs what they order at the popular breakfast chain IHOP. One chef said that when possible you should get creative with your egg orders and try having them basted. Other chefs said they recommend IHOP’s flavorful steak tips and protein-heavy omelets. Visit Insider’s homepage for more stories. If […]
The 5 things chefs actually order at IHOP
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Here’s what Food Network star Ina Garten was up to on her recent Wyoming vacation, from whitewater rafting to boozy sloshies for lunch

Ina Garten is a celebrity chef and host of “Barefoot Contessa” on the Food Network. She and her husband, Jeffrey Garten, are known for sharing entertaining social media posts of their travels. The food-loving couple recently vacationed in Jackson, Wyoming, and Garten documented where they ate and explored. Visit INSIDER’s […]
Here’s what Food Network star Ina Garten was up to on her recent Wyoming vacation, from whitewater rafting to boozy sloshies for lunch
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Japan eats 10,000 tons of this poisonous puffer fish delicacy

Fugu is a delicacy across Japan, but the tetrodotoxin found in the fish is more toxic than cyanide. Chefs must undergo rigorous training, then take an in-depth exam to be legally allowed to prepare the poisonous puffer fish. The Japanese eat 10,000 tons of fugu each year. Visit Business Insider’s […]
Japan eats 10,000 tons of this poisonous puffer fish delicacy
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The 100 coolest people in food and drink

What it means to eat and drink well depends on who you ask. However, it’s clear that modern eating means an appreciation for sustainability, diversity, and inclusivity. We asked you to nominate the most innovative, trend-setting, impactful, and influential people in the ever-changing worlds of food and drink. The result […]
The 100 coolest people in food and drink
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How to make the perfect burger, according to chefs

Summer is just around the corner, which means we’re headed into the season of outdoor parties. To make your summer hosting a little easier, INSIDER asked chefs to share their favourite tips for cooking the perfect burger. With just a little seasoning and the right meat, you’ll be well on […]
How to make the perfect burger, according to chefs
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13 tools that chefs always have in their kitchens

Chefs told INSIDER about their favourite kitchen tools Many are multi-use tools that work for a variety of applications While some chefs mentioned a specific knife, another listed knife-sharpening tools as their must-have Visit INSIDER’s homepage for more stories. It’s no question that a chef’s job is a challenging one, […]
13 tools that chefs always have in their kitchens
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14 chefs share what they really order from fast-food restaurants

Contrary to what you might believe, some chefs like to rave about their favourite fast-food items. In-N-Out,McDonald’s breakfast, and Del Taco’s original menu items are some chef favourites. Some chefs also told Insider they like to order Nathan’s Famous beef hot dog and Chick-fil-A’s grilled chicken club. Visit Insider’s homepage […]
14 chefs share what they really order from fast-food restaurants
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New York execs are paying up to $350 an hour to have their closets organised and dishing out $300 for personal chef services — and it’s no longer just the ultra-wealthy who are doing it

Personal helpers are no longer just for the ultra-rich, according to recent reporting by Alix Strauss for The New York Times. Many executives are now opting for services once reserved for the ultra rich in order to save valuable time. Services include grocery shopping and meal prep, along with closet […]
New York execs are paying up to $350 an hour to have their closets organised and dishing out $300 for personal chef services — and it’s no longer just the ultra-wealthy who are doing it
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16 chefs share their favourite things to buy at grocery stores

Chefs from across the US shared their favourite grocery-store purchases with Insider. The foods chefs said they like to purchase ranged from kitchen staples, like eggs and peanut butter, to prepared foods, like rotisserie chicken and sushi. Some chefs also said they enjoy buying certain chain exclusives like Publix’s fried […]
16 chefs share their favourite things to buy at grocery stores
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I tried to cook like a Benihana chef and it was harder than I expected

Benihana is famous for their chefs’ teppanyaki cooking tricks like bouncing eggs, tossing shrimp, and creating a flaming onion volcano. We visited their flagship location to learn what it takes to be a Benihana chef. We learned how to make signature dishes like Benihana’s chicken fried rice as well as […]
I tried to cook like a Benihana chef and it was harder than I expected
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11 chefs share the one thing they always buy at Trader Joe’s

A trip to Trader Joe’s can be overwhelming with all the seasonal and year-round product options. Insider spoke with 11 chefs about their favourite Trader Joe’s products to help you narrow down your choices. One chef suggested buying Trader Joe’s organic produce, and another highlighted the store’s frozen aisle. The […]
11 chefs share the one thing they always buy at Trader Joe’s
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The healthiest and unhealthiest oils to cook with, according to experts

Cooking oils are made entirely of fat and contain blends of saturated and unsaturated fats Two RDs and a chef weigh in on the healthiest and unhealthiest oils to cook with Healthier cooking oils have higher amounts of unsaturated fat, while unhealthier oils contain saturated or trans fat Fat is […]
The healthiest and unhealthiest oils to cook with, according to experts
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5 times you shouldn’t eat at a restaurant, according to chefs

It’s not always a good idea to eat at a restaurant. Holidays like Valentine’s Day can be overly expensive and crowded. Restaurants with dirty bathrooms might not have the cleanest kitchens. Dining out is one of life’s great pleasures. Restaurants are wonderful places to try new dishes and expand your […]
5 times you shouldn’t eat at a restaurant, according to chefs
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7 high-protein recipes that chefs love

Protein is important to keep you full. Having protein-packed dinners can make it easier to avoid overeating later. INSIDER asked chefs what their favourite protein-packed dinner recipes were and they delivered. Here are seven recipes to try when you a high-protein meal. Whether you’re giving the keto diet a try […]
7 high-protein recipes that chefs love
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16 grilled cheese recipes you should know

Although the grilled cheese is a pretty straightforward sandwich to make, there are some important tips to keep in mind when trying to perfect your craft, like using plenty of room-temperature butter. According to chefs, when thinking about what bread to choose for your grilled cheese it is essential to […]
16 grilled cheese recipes you should know
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How 14 chefs take waffles to the next level

Chefs from across the US shared with INSIDER their favourite waffle toppings. Recommendations ranged from classic (like fried chicken) to creative (like BBQ sauce). The list includes a mix of both sweet and savoury flavour combinations Whether you want to go sweet or savoury, classic or over the top, the […]
How 14 chefs take waffles to the next level
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8 tips for cooking vegan, according to experts

There are lots of ways to add flavours to your favourite vegan meals. Don’t rely on steamed veggies. Don’t rely on vegan meat substitutes. Splurge on the good stuff. Making delicious vegan meals may seem challenging at first glance. However, expert chefs suggest that there are tons of ingenious (and […]
8 tips for cooking vegan, according to experts
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7 hacks chefs use to upgrade a can of soup

Having a couple of cans of soup on standby is a good idea for some cosy, lazy meals. You can upgrade your favourite chicken noodle soup by adding an egg or some crackers. Freshly grated parmesan, hot sauce, or sausage can also amp up a can of soup. Visit Insider’s […]
7 hacks chefs use to upgrade a can of soup
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Experts reveal 7 things you should never serve at a wedding

Insider spoke to chefs and wedding planners about some dishes they think people should avoid serving at a wedding. You might want to avoid serving any garlic-heavy dish, as some may not want to deal with bad breath. If you have a large guest list, you may want to avoid […]
Experts reveal 7 things you should never serve at a wedding
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9 secrets sushi chefs swear by

Sushi chefs have to work to properly prepare raw fish. These are the secrets that chefs have kept quiet. From code words to exacting the angle of the knife, there is a lot going on behind the scenes. Over the years, sushi has become a popular option for delicious dining. […]
9 secrets sushi chefs swear by
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How to make the best holiday cookies, according to chefs

Chefs said it’s important to leave enough time to let your dough rest or chill before baking. You can make multiple types of cookies from one batch of dough. Using high-quality tools can your baking process easier. Visit Insider’s homepage for more stories. Filled with gingerbread houses and holiday treats, […]
How to make the best holiday cookies, according to chefs
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8 easy ways to upgrade your burger, according to chefs

Ordering a customised burger can earn you a fresher burger. Bring your own condiments for a quick burger upgrade. Think creatively – sides and apps can make great fast-food burger toppings. Fast-food burgers can be a bit, well, blah. Whether you’re loyal to a favourite chain or only pass through […]
8 easy ways to upgrade your burger, according to chefs
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Chefs share the 6 best cookie doughs to buy at the grocery store

We asked professional chefs from around the US to tell us about their favourite store-bought cookie dough. Many chefs agreed that Nestlé Toll House’s chocolate chip cookie dough is a clear winner. Other top contenders include Trader Joe’s chunky chocolate chip cookie dough, Whole Foods 365 sugar cookie dough, and […]
Chefs share the 6 best cookie doughs to buy at the grocery store
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This 19-year-old opened a restaurant with a $155 tasting menu

Flynn McGarry is the chef of Gem, a restaurant in Manhattan’s Lower East Side. His $US155 tasting menu is served in the style of a dinner party, hopefully making you feel like you’re not at a restaurant at all. The young chef has been working full time in professional kitchens […]
This 19-year-old opened a restaurant with a $155 tasting menu
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The surprising reason we boil lobsters alive

Whenever you enter a restaurant, you’re putting your health in someone else’s hands. Thousands of people get sick from food poisoning each year. But thankfully chefs can take steps to minimise the risk. One of those ways? Boiling lobsters alive. Turns out, those unusual tanks of live lobsters in restaurants […]
The surprising reason we boil lobsters alive
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A UK startup made a robot chef that cooks food for you

VIDEO: Love good food but hate cooking? A UK startup may have invented the perfect solution for you, but it isn't cheap. Moley Robotics has made a robot chef that mimics human movement. The product is expected to go on sale in 2o17 and early estimations predict it could cost as much as £80,000.
A UK startup made a robot chef that cooks food for you
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