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A top view of a reheated steak
By Gabriel Woods 6 days ago
How to Reheat Steak? (5 Ways for Achieving It Expertly)
As an experienced chef, I am always looking for ways to share my expertise with new practitioners of the culinary arts. One topic that often comes up is reheating steak. When you have leftover steak from a previous meal, there are several ways to heat it so it is warm and tasty. In this article, I'll explore five different methods for reheating this flavorful meat, from the classic oven to the... Read more >
A close up shot of Texas style smoked beef brisket on a wooden board
By Gabriel Woods 6 days ago
Texas Style Smoked Beef Brisket (12 Preparation Tips)
As a lover of all things Texan cuisine, I’ve spent countless hours in the kitchen trying out different recipes in the hopes of creating the perfect Texas-style smoked beef brisket. I admit it wasn’t smooth sailing, and it took me a lot of trial and error until I perfected my recipe. Since then, smoked brisket has become a staple in family gatherings. Here’s my Texas-style smoked brisket... Read more >
A chef tenderizing a steak on a wooden board
By Gabriel Woods 7 days ago
How to Tenderize Steak? (8 Cooking Preparation Techniques)
I've been a carnivore fanatic for 8+ years, and steak is a star item in my diet twice every week. Because of that, I had to learn how to tenderize it and get the most mouthwatering results. I’ve tried all sorts of techniques over the years until I finally boiled it down to the following eight tried and trusted methods. Let’s get into it. Read more >
Spaghetti on a white plate ready to be stored in the fridge
By Gabriel Woods 2 weeks ago
How Long Does Spaghetti Last in the Fridge? (6 Storing Tips)
Italian food is one of my favorites, and I cook an Italian dish at least once a week. This mostly means miles of spaghetti, most often with meat sauce. I always have uncooked and cooked pasta, so I had to find out how long can I keep spaghetti in the fridge. I checked what the USDA says and talked with a registered dietitian. I also purposely left spaghetti leftovers in the fridge to see how... Read more >
A top view of a steak cooked on a griddle pan
By Gabriel Woods 2 weeks ago
How to Cook Steak on a Griddle? (6 Steps to Prepare)
Whether you're a seasoned home chef or just starting to experiment with cooking steak, using a griddle can be an excellent way to achieve restaurant-quality results in your own kitchen. As a professional chef with years of experience working in steak houses and fine-dining restaurants, I will share my expertise and provide everything needed to cook steak on a griddle that is perfectly tender,... Read more >
A raw prime rib with strings attached
By Gabriel Woods 2 weeks ago
Should You Leave the String on Prime Rib? (5 Best Practices)
As a seasoned carnivore who has been following a strict carnivore diet for over seven years, I have cooked and enjoyed countless prime rib roasts. In my experience, I have found that the age-old debate about whether or not to leave the string on the prime rib is still a topic of confusion for many meat enthusiasts. Through countless experiments and taste tests, I have uncovered the best... Read more >
A top view of beef meat in different cuts
By Gabriel Woods 3 weeks ago
Cuts of Beef (9 Primal Types That You Need to Know)
I’ve been on the carnivore diet for many years, and beef is a mainstay of my diet. Because I care about what I put in my body, I have spent hours with my butcher learning all about primal beef cuts. From the chuck to the loin and everything in between, I'll provide all the information you need to select the correct cut for your meal. Read more >
A raw turkey ready to be stored inside the fridge
By Gabriel Woods 3 weeks ago
How Long Will Turkey Last in the Fridge? (9 Storing Ideas)
As a dedicated carnivore-lifestyle devotee, I take food safety very seriously, so I wanted to find out how long turkey can last in the fridge. I checked what the USDA says and carefully tracked the changes in my raw and cooked turkey meat for the last few years whenever I was cooking a Thanksgiving bird. This hands-on experience helped me to learn the ins and outs of storing turkey properly,... Read more >
A perfectly shaped hamburger patties
By Gabriel Woods 3 weeks ago
How to Shape Hamburger Patties? (4 Simple Methods To Try)
A perfectly shaped patty isn’t too moist, dry, or sloping to the side. But, as I’ve learned, it’s easier said than done. As a dedicated carnivore and a perfectionist, I spent months trying different bun-shaping methods and talked with the chef at my favorite burger place to get expert tips. After experimenting with different techniques, I’m finally confident to share the best ways to... Read more >
A sliced prime rib roast determining the the right serving per person
By Gabriel Woods 3 weeks ago
How Much Prime Rib per Person? (5 Ways to Get Prepared)
Prime rib, also called standing rib roast, is the perfect choice when you want to impress your guests at a dinner party. However, it’s not easy determining how much prime rib you need per guest. I’ve prepared countless prime ribs during the decade I’ve been on a carnivore diet for all kinds of occasions, from BBQ parties to birthdays, anniversaries, and holiday dinner parties. I also... Read more >
Chili in a cooking pot ready to be stored in the fridge
By Gabriel Woods 4 weeks ago
How Long Does Chili Last in the Fridge? (4 Methods to Try)
As a seasoned chef with years of experience in the kitchen, I know firsthand how important it is to store food in a way that maximizes shelf life and ensures its safety. One question that many home cooks often ask me is: how long does chili last in the fridge? I have done weeks of research to provide you with all the information you need to know to store and enjoy leftover chili... Read more >
A person holding a whole turkey to reheat it
By Gabriel Woods 4 weeks ago
How to Reheat Turkey? (5 Ways to Perform It Like a Pro)
As a long-time adherent to the carnivore lifestyle, I have encountered many questions about leftovers, especially how to reheat leftover turkey. After the holidays, many of us have mountains of leftover turkey, but not everyone knows how to reheat it without it being dry, tasteless, or unsafe to eat. Here, I will share the best methods for reheating turkey, expert tips and tricks on how to keep... Read more >
Frozen ham that is cooked to perfection
By Gabriel Woods 1 month ago
How to Cook a Frozen Ham? (4 Preparation Tips & Guides)
As an experienced cook with over a decade spent in the kitchen, I've cooked holiday ham in all sorts of scenarios, from holiday dinners to efficient weeknight meals. Whether you're looking to save time in the kitchen or want to make sure your leftovers stay perfectly safe and delicious, I will give you a comprehensive guide on how to cook a frozen ham. Here’s what you need to know. Read more >
Raw eye of round steak on a wooden board
By Gabriel Woods 1 month ago
What Is Eye of Round Steak? (4 Cooking Techniques & Tips)
Nothing has my mouth drooling as a thick juicy eye of round steak cut baked with garlic butter and a rich veggie salad on the side. As a steak lover, I must admit it can be a little daunting to cook this lean, tough cut of steak perfectly to achieve the right flavor notes and tenderness. After weeks of researching and consulting a butcher friend, I've understood everything about the eye of... Read more >
A comparison image of New York strip and sirloin steak
By Gabriel Woods 1 month ago
New York Strip vs Sirloin (8 Differences That You Must Know)
As a seasoned chef with over 20 years of experience in the industry, I have had the pleasure of cooking a wide range of red meat. However, I have found many people often confuse the New York strip and sirloin steaks and struggle to determine which is better. Today, I will break down the differences between these steak cuts and help you make the best decision for your next meal. Read more >
A smoked turkey that is maintained warm
By Gabriel Woods 1 month ago
How to Keep a Smoked Turkey Warm? (5 Tips That You Must Try)
As a professional chef who has cooked and served delicious meals to discerning customers, I've hosted countless holiday feasts and catered for events of all sizes. In doing so, I've learned a thing or two about how to keep a turkey warm. Here, I'll share tips and tricks for properly wrapping, insulating, and serving your smoked Thanksgiving meal to ensure it stays at the perfect temperature. Read more >