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My Cooking Philosophy
My cooking philosophy is to keep it simple and cook with naturally produced ingredients just as Mother Nature intended.
My philosophy really evolved while coming up the ranks in Marco’s restaurants. We worked only with the best local and seasonal ingredients and treated them simply. Filming Surfing the Menu cemented my philosophy even further as it enabled me to personally meet farmers and manufacturers, and visit orchards, vineyards, paddocks, fish farms, even an apiary, and much more, to truly see where food originally comes from.
When Mother Nature worked out what we should be eating at different times of the year, she did a pretty good job, so listen to her. Food that is in season just tastes better and you really don’t have to do a whole lot to it to make it taste great! It is always less expensive, and chances are it hasn’t been artificially treated or travelled halfway across the world to reach your kitchen.
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It's been awhile, however as always we hope and pray each of you are in great health and spirits. It's been a roller coaster year but we're still riding each level with love, gratitude and thanksgiving. Let's continue to celebrate byway of joining our Host, Miss Tonya E. along with her Special Featured Guest, Harlem's Own's "Our Kitchen Catering Owner & Chef Clarence F.". Many may know him by serving and protecting the streets of NYC and beyond for the last thirty years. As a recently NYPD retiree, Chef Clarence F., has returned back to his passion, "cooking." As a husband, father, friend, brother and man of honor we're grateful to introduce you all into his truth of switching hats. Join Miss Tonya E. as she breaks bread with Chef Clarence F.. We're excited to hear how his gifts of serving, protecting and now cooking will become a household name. We invite you to head over to his www.instagram.com/ourkitchencatering to grasp what's going down. When in need of catering for your next event, don't hesitate to email Chef Clarence F. directly at Clarence@ourkitchencatering.com. For Event Planning contact Kenny Mack and visit "Our Town Party" at www.instragram.com/our_town_party_rentals.
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REAL FOOD with Chef Val Radio Show - Wed. Dec. 1 - 1 to 1:30 PM - Listen LIVE or you can listen to the recording at any time after broadcast. Chef Val teaches about the three essential nutrients that the human body needs to maintain health, carbs, protein and fats. All three are important and Chef Val will explain how to get all of them in your diet.
The food revolution has changed our view of what we eat, including how we source it. Being a foodie has now become a rite of passage, especially in urban centers. The biggest change? Choice. With so many options available, going vegetarian, vegan, kosher, Paleo and gluten-free no longer puts us at a disadvantage when shopping or dining out. This isn't your grandma's kitchen, unless you want it to be: Plan old-style meals to trendy organics, whether you're craving homemade mac and cheese, brisket or locally grown sustainable broccoli rabe. Throwing a dinner party? Let Food Network stars and celebrity chefs share what works. Trying to lose weight or need ways to get kids to eat their veggies? Tune in for recipe ideas or share your own! We also talk wine, from connoisseurs in search of the perfect varietal to food pairings to those wanting the best bang for their buck.