Restaurant Review Criteria

Pictures is how I do the review. Pictures of the food I order, eat and like. If I don’t like it, I don’t post it. Animal-Free is the primary non-negotiable criterion. Service is not what I review. If a restaurant is so dirty that I can’t stand the smell of it, I’ll walk out as…

WHY WE COOK.

From Chef Davies-Tight: The folks over at Penzeys Spices sent me this email today 23 July 2016. It’s an interesting slant on cooks. Give it a read. WHY WE COOK. Five years ago today the world lost a great talent, a great mind, and a great heart in the passing of musician Amy Winehouse at the…

BOYCOTT AND BANISH MICHAEL SYMON for crimes against animals

Previously: Michael Symon, Iron Chef, Bans Donald Trump From All His Restaurants For Being ‘creepy’. Michael Symon is a disgrace to the animal race. MICHAEL SYMON is a mass murderer of other species. MICHAEL SYMON is a serial offender of innocent, defenseless animals trying to coexist within the Animal Kingdom. I wonder, given his penchant…

WASH BEFORE YOU ZEST

If you don’t wash your oranges and lemons before zesting them, and by wash I mean a thorough rub under running water, then you’re feeding your customers poisons through pesticides. Nobody wants neurotoxins served up on their savory and sweet dishes.  

Are cast iron pans unsafe? 

by KamalPatel  Jun 8, 2016 For well over a thousand years, cast iron has been used as a reliable cooking surface. Actually, it’s been used since the appropriately named “Iron Age”, roughly 2500 years ago.Fast forward a couple millennia, and we’ve been thrust into the “Spend all day on the Internet Age”. People are starting to question…

LIQUID SMOKE

Liquid smoke is one of an animal-free chef’s greatest friends. Use to add a rich smoky dimension to dips, spreads, salad dressings, soups, sauces, main dishes. Always keep on hand. Buy in small bottle in grocery store, or as I do now, a larger bottle from GFS (Gordon’s Food Store).  

GARLIC: POWDER vs GRANULATED

Garlic powder textures like cornstarch. Granulated garlic textures like salt, but doesn’t melt or dissolve. The finer the granulation, the better. Shop around. Most markets now carry only the granulated, yet label it as garlic powder. Ninety-nine percent of the time I use granulated labeled as powder. I know it’s confusing, but that’s what manufacturers…

GREETINGS!

Be sure to visit chefdavies-tight.com  for over 700 original animal-free recipes engineered by the animal-free chef. Since all recipes were created with the restaurant and home chef as well as food companies and manufacturers in mind, in addition to the novice, any one of them would enhance your menu. To serve vegans and vegetarians it’s…

MINOR’S MUSHROOM BASE

I buy Minor’s Mushroom Base at Gordon’s Food Store. It can also be purchased online at amazon.com and elsewhere. It’s a great product that enhances the mushroom flavor of whatever dish you use it in. It’s salty, because it’s highly concentrated, so you don’t need much. It’s also gluten-free.  

PLANT BASED FOODS TRADE ASSOCIATION

GROWING INDUSTRY Increasing consumer demand for plant-based foods is driving unprecedented growth in our industry. EXAMPLES INCLUDE: 36% of consumers buy plant-based meats, according to Mintel ». 26% of consumers say they ate less animal meat in the past 12 months, according to Nutrition Business Journal ». U.S. sales of plant-based meats were $553 million…