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What makes Food & Cooking Grande?

Article provided by Chef Crusco Catering in Austin, TX According to Wikipedia, haute cuisine means ‘grande cuisine’ and refers to the cooking of the grand restaurants and hotels of the Western world. As the owner of a Private Chef and Catering company in Austin, TX, I dislike the phrase “haute cuisine”. The connotations associated with

Moms’ Fish Stew

Recipe created and provided by Chef Crusco Catering in Austin, Texas Ingredients 3-4 Filets of Fish (Snapper, Trout and Redfish are all good) – skinned and seasoned with salt/pepper 4 tbsps. EVOO1 Yellow Onion – peeled and cut into thin slices 3-4 cloves Garlic – peeled and mined 1 large Can Whole Tomatoes – crushed

Cowboy Stew

Recipe created and provided by Chef Crusco Catering in Austin, Texas Ingredients 1-1.5 lbs. Ground Beef 2 tbsps. Olive Oil 1 red onions – minced Coarse Salt & Fresh Ground Pepper 1 tbsp. Paprika 1 tbsp. Chili Seasoning 1 Russet Potato – peeled and cut into 1/2 inch cubes 1 Can Whole tomatoes – crushed

Creamy Chicken & Mushrooms

Recipe created and provided by Chef Crusco Catering in Austin, Texas Ingredients 2 Chicken Breasts – cut in half lengthwise and pounded out thin (1/4 inch thick) Coarse Salt and freshly ground pepper 2 tbsps. Flour 1.5 tbsps. Unsalted Butter 1.5 tbsps. EVOO 1-2 cups Cremini Mushrooms – halved and trimmed 2-3 Shallots – peeled

Ice Cream Terrine

Recipe created and provided by Chef Crusco Catering in Austin, Texas Ingredients 2 varied flavors of ice cream about 1-2 cups each I used 2 cups of Vanilla and 1 cup of Chocolate 1-2 cups Fruit of any choice (I used fresh blueberries and Chef Crusco’s Canned Peaches) Directions Line a regular loaf pan with plastic wrap