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Organize the kitchen of the house like that of a restaurant in 6 moves, with the guide of the chef – Italian Cuisine

Working in your own home with the efficiency of a cook in a professional kitchen: it is not impossible, if you follow some simple instructions

Whether it's preparing dishes everyday or cooking for a great occasion, the organization of the kitchen is essential: if everything is clean, tidy, well prepared, the work becomes easier and faster. This is the approach that is followed in restaurants (in those that work well, of course), and that we want to try to "copy" and export to our homes. Of course, certain things are impossible: none of us has a brigade available to help them or professional equipment. However, there are no obvious precautions that can make the way we move in the kitchen more effective. Someone reveals it to us Flavio Forte, chef ofHostaria Quinto Quarto of Monza. Six tips that always refer to the concepts of order, cleanliness and attention to quality: very useful rules even in smaller kitchens and that allow you to eat quickly and well.

1) Check refrigerator and pantry before deciding what to prepare: knowing with certainty what you have available facilitates the work and allows you to avoid unpleasant hitches.

2) Store foods properly, in order to always have the possibility to control the product: everything must be well kept and tidy. Complete packages, foods divided by type, so as to find them without fail; in the refrigerator and in the freezer always separate the raw and cooked foods; frozen foods should always be labeled with the specification of what it is and the date of preparation.

3) Always work in the clean: clean and tidy worktops and work spaces allow you to move better, faster and more effectively. When you finish using an instrument, wash it and store it: we will then know where to find it without wasting time.

4) Organizing work to do more things together: prepare the sauce while the pasta is cooking; season the vegetables while the meat browns … synchronize the various actions increases efficiency. Especially if the preliminary operations are done before and you have available already cleaned and washed vegetables, already minced sauté and so on.

5) Use different tools to make less effort: oven, stove, microwave, blender … everything that is available plays an important role. And once again, making the various tools work together can shorten the preparation time.

6) Choose good quality products it facilitates work and enhances what is cooked. You avoid wasting time and raw material with scraps and you are sure to put something good on your plate.

The foods that help us clean the house – Italian Cuisine

Some alimony they have properties detergents and can be used as a substitute for normal products for sale on the market housecleaning. The news is practically 'scientific'.

167280Here are some of the common foods that we can use to solve in a way effective and ecological some household ailments.

The potatoes they are effective to remove the rust because the oxalic acid they contain, mixed with sodium bicarbonate, dissolves the iron oxides hydrated by the rust itself.

The Ketchup cleans thebrass, the copper and thesilver, Thanks to the action of natural tomato acid.

The peels of banana They can be used to cover scratches and marks on objects skin: rub the peel on the area to be treated and then wipe with a damp cloth. This happens thanks to potassium, also contained in shoe polish, which is absorbed slowly and covers scratches.

Ideal for signs on the wood, mayonnaise contains oils and proteins that improve the surface of tables and furniture, causing a reaction of movement of the wood that narrows the cracks on the surface. Also the oils of the Brazil nuts they are a delight that, if cut and rubbed, darken and cover the marks on wooden surfaces.

167283One of the most important parts of the kitchen, but often most neglected, is the fridge. There are in fact stored the foods we consume daily, and its cleanliness and hygiene are essential. But it often happens that bad smells form inside it. Experts claim that it is sufficient to put del grinded coffee in a closed container, with a perforated lid on the shelf of the fridge, to avoid this problem.

To remove the limestone, cut a grapefruit in half, sprinkle with salt and rub on the surface to be treated: the salt acts as an exfoliant while citric acid in grapefruit has cleaning effect.

For the cleaning of the toilet, the drinks of there they are a valid help, effective because they contain carbonate, citric and phosphoric that mixed, have an extraordinary action, so much so that many of these acids are contained in products on the market for household cleaning.

Here you find the table that summarizes all useful foods and their functions.

Patrizia Zanette
August 8, 2014
updated by Allegra Manon
October 2018

Blueberry Bliss and GIVEAWAY WINNER!

Blueberry Bliss and GIVEAWAY WINNER!

by Pam on April 14, 2013

We recently went out to dinner with some friends at one of our favorite restaurants. My friend had a drink with dinner that was absolutely wonderful called the Blueberry Bliss. This cocktail consists of sparkling wine, blueberry vodka, and coconut rum topped off with fresh blueberries. It’s light, refreshing, and so delicious. We went to dinner at a friend’s house this weekend and we made these drinks. I also tried it with sparkling water instead of sparkling wine and loved it.  Cheers!

See the bottom of the page for the giveaway winner.

Pour the vodka and coconut rum into a champagne glass. Top it off with sparkling wine or sparkling water (if you use sparkling water make sure to add a bit of fresh lemon juice for an added kick of flavor). Stir the cocktail then add fresh blueberries on top. Serve immediately. Enjoy.



Blueberry Bliss

Yield: 1

Prep Time: 5 min.


1/2 shot of blueberry vodka
1/2 shot of coconut rum
Sparkling wine OR sparkling water
Fresh blueberries


Pour the vodka and coconut rum into a champagne glass. Top it off with sparkling wine or sparkling water (if you use sparkling water make sure to add a bit of fresh lemon juice for an added kick of flavor). Add fresh blueberries on top then stir. Serve immediately. Enjoy.

Recipe and photos by For the Love of
Inspired by The Thirsty Lion



The winner of the Pampered Chef[3] giveaway is comment number 62:

  • Mary[4] — April 11, 2013 :  This is an awesome giveaway, Pam. Those pork chops look fantastic!

Congratulations Mary!! Please e-mail me your mailing address as soon as possible so Pampered Chef can ship you your gift package.


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