When Life Gives You Lemons!

A squeeze of lemon is as good as a dash of salt in bringing out the flavor of just about any food. The acidity cuts greasiness & heaviness – giving food a fresh, clean taste. Food acids (lemon juice) are added to make flavors “sharper” & act as preservatives & antioxidants. Acidity regulators are used […]

Climate Change may be stimulating Pacific Coast Fisheries

The extreme weather swings experienced by Californians the past six years: a historic drought followed by drenching winter storms caused millions of dollars in damage to many cities. However, it may be sustaining many California Fishing Communities. The impact of climate change may be stimulating the population & price of some fish.   California fishermen […]

Special Offer: Collectivité Pro Fry Pans

Collectivité Pro features 18/10 Stainless Steel, Artisan Welded Handles, Thick Clad Base for even heating, excellent conductivity, non-reactive surface, easy to clean, NSF, Made in France. Special Offer Set: 8″ /10″/12″ @ $149.99 while supplies last.

Sustainability First

The U.S. per capita consumption of seafood has increased to 16 pounds from 14.9 pounds. This is up 1.1 pounds from the year before and is the highest per capita consumption in almost a decade. Americans are enjoying a greater variety of seafood. While shrimp, salmon and tuna continue to be America’s favorite fish and […]

Majestic Mushrooms

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There are over 38,000 varieties of mushrooms. Many be enjoyed raw, simply sautéed in butter, white wine & garlic, or nestled within complex, exotic flavors. The only limit is the chef’s imagination. Below are some of our favorites: Chanterelles: Trumpet shaped & are highly regarded mushrooms favored for their gold color & rich flavor. Best […]

Tropical Crumble

As consumer demand for plant-based foods increases, coconut oil has become a popular fat choice for its rich flavor with a mild coconut aroma. The popularity of coconut and particularly coconut oil has soared because of touted health benefits. A survey found that 72% of Americans rated coconut oil as “healthy,” though only 37% of […]

Versatility of Stainless Steel


The advantage of stainless steel pots & pans lies in their versatility. Stainless steel cookware is a workhorse that easily moves between the stovetop & oven, and can be easily incorporated to an induction buffet. Modern buffets are now transitioning to smaller induction ready stainless steel pieces to eliminate food waste that is typical of […]

Pressure Cooker Give – Away | Chef’s Roll Anti-Convention

Chefs Roll Give Away

Looking forward to Chef’s Roll Anti – Convention: Catalyst – next week in San Diego!  Time for another GIVE AWAY – Social Media contest for chefs attending the Anti-Convention! All you have to do is post a recipe with a picture and tag another chef & Sitram USA (either Instagram | Facebook | Linked-In). Contest […]

Garlic Preparations

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To avoid burning garlic, many recipes call for sautéing other aromatics first, like onions, carrots, and celery, and then adding the garlic for the last few minutes.   Preparation of garlic is equally important. Although both minced and chopped garlic come from the same bulb, these two preparations yield different results, and using the wrong […]