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All Hail, the Microwave: get zapped

Jake Fredericks

April 28, 2014

Aside from Double-Doubles and vanilla shakes from the drive-thru, God’s greatest gift to cooks is the microwave. This culinary anomaly can make ramen in seconds, nuke an entire turkey in minutes and host a Peeps battle like none other seen before. Best of all, virtually anything can be made with a ...

Egg cookery: 4 ways to cook a perfect egg

Jake Fredericks

April 23, 2014

Breakfast is awesome, so long as you’re not the one cooking. Ask any cook who has worked a breakfast or brunch service, and they’ll tell you it’s akin to the seventh circle of hell. The last thing many of us want to do on a Sunday morning is break out the pots and pans, let alone cook for somebody...

Measurements, conversions and kitchen jargon: big T, small t

Jake Fredericks

March 10, 2014

The difference between making and destroying a recipe is as easy as replacing a tablespoon (T) for a teaspoon (t), and vice versa. Whether its a seasoning, a liquid or the issues of weight, measurements play a large part in dictating the success of a dish. Suppose, for example, I am baking a pie crust...

Getting dressed up with salads

Jake Fredericks

January 27, 2014

Today marks the inaugural entry for the Sundial's new food blog: CSUN-ny Side Up. If your eyes are perpetually bigger than your stomach, you should feel right at home. Check in each week, Monday through Thursday, for the latest and greatest in all things food. Cooking tips, restaurant reviews, fun facts...

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