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  1. sgsvirgil replied to the thread Chefs cleaning toilets.

    Indeed. Some of the dumbest people I have ever met have a lot of framed paper on their walls. Some of the smartest people I have ever...

    May 21, 2018 at 7:48 PM
  2. sgsvirgil liked phatch's post in the thread How to cook the following in pressure steamer?.

    By the time you achieve pressure the pasta is likely done or over done

    May 21, 2018 at 7:27 PM
  3. sgsvirgil replied to the thread new ie novice (german knife user) looking for wetstones kit suggestions please.

    Hi canali and welcome to CT! You don't need to break the bank with wet stones, especially if you are just begiinning. You don't really...

    May 21, 2018 at 7:24 PM
  4. sgsvirgil replied to the thread How to cook the following in pressure steamer?.

    Sure, you can cook beans in a pressure cooker. But, the question is unless the beans are a part of a recipe, why would you want to? It...

    May 21, 2018 at 6:57 PM
  5. sgsvirgil replied to the thread Chefs cleaning toilets.

    This is blooming into quite the debate. Here's a test. In the middle of the next health inspection, send one of the cooks to clean...

    May 21, 2018 at 6:28 PM
  6. sgsvirgil replied to the thread Crisp Romaine as Crudite.

    Nicely done! :-)

    May 21, 2018 at 6:02 PM
  7. sgsvirgil liked kuan's post in the thread Crisp Romaine as Crudite.

    So I don't think people got it. I think it mostly had to do with the presentation. Next time I will try to do it with the lettuce and...

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  8. sgsvirgil liked chefross's post in the thread Any recommendations on demi glace?.

    I agree with the comment about making a chicken jus. True Demi-Glace is a labor of time and love. What has happened now-a-days is...

    May 21, 2018 at 6:00 PM
  9. sgsvirgil replied to the thread Chefs cleaning toilets.

    Would anyone go to a doctor who interrupted a surgery to go clean the shitter? Commercial kitchens should have a sanitary level on par...

    May 20, 2018 at 8:55 PM
  10. sgsvirgil replied to the thread Any recommendations on demi glace?.

    For what you are doing, what you have read will work just fine. You can make a "short cut version" chicken demi glace by roasting some...

    May 20, 2018 at 8:32 PM
  11. sgsvirgil replied to the thread Culinary School, is it worth it?.

    Hi and welcome to CT! :) I gather from your post that you only have entry level experience in the food industry, yes? So, I will ask...

    May 20, 2018 at 8:01 PM
  12. sgsvirgil replied to the thread I miss the restaurant.

    I think the majority of cooks in the food industry have had a love/hate relationship with the professions at least at some point in...

    May 19, 2018 at 7:53 PM
  13. sgsvirgil replied to the thread "Deturd" (Devein) Lobster Tail.

    Hi and Welcome to CT! :-) If I needed to clean a lobster tail without cracking the shell, I used a deveining tool which was really...

    May 19, 2018 at 7:14 PM
  14. sgsvirgil replied to the thread Crisp Romaine as Crudite.

    Doesn't sound crazy to me. But, by "crisp" what do you mean exactly? Like "crisp" as in the English version of fried potatoes or...

    May 19, 2018 at 12:26 AM
  15. sgsvirgil replied to the thread Studying Business vs Culinary School.

    Hi Sam and welcome to CT! A Culinary Arts degree is only relevant to a career in the food industry, whereas, a degree in Business could...

    May 18, 2018 at 10:07 PM