Author: Addison Clara

My name is Addison Clara, and the Founder of Jay's Beef. This is a restaurant that speaks to both my heart and my sensibilities. I have spent eight years at the International Culinary Center. I am excited to share my experience in running and supporting an organization that focuses on creating delicious food and building culinary skills.

Top 20 Most Popular Foods from Belgium

Belgium is known worldwide for its waffles, chocolate, and beer. Yet when people visit Belgium, they generally also fall in love with the local cuisine: from grey prawns and mussels plucked from the North Sea to Rabbit and Steak Tartare. Belgian cuisine is flavored by all kinds of meat and …

14 Cornstarch Substitutes You Can Try Right Now!

Cornstarch is a powder obtained by removing the outer bran and germ of corn. With the power to absorb liquid, one of cornstarch’s many uses in the kitchen is as a thickening agent. So, whenever you want to make your sauce, gravy, soup or stew extra rich and creamy, cornstarch …

Top 10 Most Popular Foods in Iceland

Iceland is a small volcanic island just south of the Arctic Circle in the North Atlantic Ocean. It is known as “the land of fire and ice”, due to the country’s extreme geological contrasts between the largest glaciers in Europe and some of the world’s most active volcanoes. Iceland has …

10 Top Food Bloggers Dishing Out Delicious Recipes Online

As of September 2017, there are more than 440 million blogs in the world. Blogs were one of the first social media platforms utilized for influencer marketing and continue to be a highly effective avenue to reach consumers. Loyal readers check blogs daily to keep up with the latest trends, …

What Is PFOA (and why NOT to cook with it!)

You love using your new non-stick pan for cooking. It’s ideal for frying flawless sunny side up eggs and omelets, cooking pancakes that are easy to flip, and sautéing breaded fish to perfection. But do you know what your non-stick pans are made of and should you be concerned for your lifetime health when …

Non-Stick Pan Health Risks

Are they Safe? You may or may not have a non-stick pan at home. If you do, you may be wondering about non-stick pan health risks. Before you cook next time on your non-stick pan, you should look into the safety, and risks that are associated with your pan. After all, a …

A Complete Guide To Kitchen Essentials

This guide will walk you through everything you need to know about setting up your kitchen and a thorough guide on all the kitchen essentials. This guide is part of our many guides to help you cook better. Introduction: Let’s Set Up! Sure, creating delicious dishes in the kitchen might greatly depend …

How To Make Instant Pot Black Beans

How to Make Instant Pot Black Beans in 30 minutes. These black beans are quick and easy to make, no soaking required. Includes freezing directions for large batch cooking. Does anyone else love black beans? I love them in Black Bean Tacos, Quesadilla Casserole, Taco Soup, Black Bean Brownies, Black …

10 Food Trends That Took Over TikTok in 2020

There are so many things to say about the stranglehold TikTok had over the culture this year. As our social, professional and entertainment lives collapsed into the same space, most of us split our time between staring at the screen of our computers and the screen of our phones. TikTok …

Types Of Vegetables – Types, Groups, And Popular Choices

Colorful and nutritious, vegetables are one of the healthiest foods you can eat. Veggies are also very versatile, and depending on a type they can be used fresh for salads or cooked in many different ways. There are many different types of vegetables and they are often classified based on …