Food News and Tips

Tryon NC Personal Chef - Chef Patricia
Food Adventures and the Pasta Station!

Food Adventures and the Pasta Station!

Like most Chef’s, I rarely eat my own food, so I have to have places that not only inspire me but make me happy to enjoy a meal I didn’t make! For those of you that haven’t visited my Food Adventures page, check it out!But this Newsletter is about a treasure I found...

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Spotlight Local Business Update

Spotlight Local Business Update

Back in February, my newsletter featured small business owners both locally and nationally. Since that time there have been some exciting changes locally that I wanted to share with you. We are so fortunate to have theses talented people right here in our community so...

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Benefits of Cold Pressed Juice

Benefits of Cold Pressed Juice

Over the past several years, I have been on a juice regimen which has been instrumental in reducing my inflammation. Because of my success, many of my clients have implemented juicing in conjunction with cleaning up their diets and have made great strides in their...

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Chef’s Tips for Choosing the Best Knives!

Chef’s Tips for Choosing the Best Knives!

Ask any professional chef if they were stranded on a desert island and could only bring one tool and they’d would probably pick a chef’s knife. I would have to agree but beyond the chef’s knife, I have just 3 other knives that complete my collection.  So many...

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Salsa Recipe and Green Tomatoes

Salsa Recipe and Green Tomatoes

Living here in the South, fried green tomatoes are the gold standard for chefs, but there are so many other ways to use them. I’m a big fan and have developed lots of recipes where I substituted green tomatoes from my favorite red tomato recipes! I love this green...

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Support Small Business Month!

Support Small Business Month!

With no end to the Pandemic, being a small business owner continues to be a challenge! So, I wanted to focus my February Newsletter on fellow small business owners to show support. No one knows better than I do as to what it takes to operate a small business....

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New Yummy Foods You Have to Try!

New Yummy Foods You Have to Try!

Since January is the month when most folks decide that they need to clean up their diets, I thought I would give you a few suggestions that I really love. Most you have already shifted your diets to less meat and dairy, no gluten, less salt and sugar and more...

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Spotlight – Outreach Ministries

Spotlight – Outreach Ministries

Give to families in need in Polk County ... Do you have shelves full of food items that you just never get to using - a refrigerator that is overflowing? If you are like most families you do. In fact, the waste is so huge in America's kitchens that most families waste...

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Food Trends

Food Trends

A lot of planning goes into crafting the Weekly Menus, I work hard to keep on top what is happening in the food world so that I can continue to deliver healthy fun food experiences to my clients. One trend that isn’t going away is the amount of meals you will be...

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38 Soup Recipes for Fall

38 Soup Recipes for Fall

Fall in the air makes you think of soups! Having worked in several commercial kitchens, it always surprised me that most Chefs hate to make soup so they always dumped that responsibility onto me! Not only did I hone my chopping skills, but my love for creating soups...

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My Secret for Cooking Shrimp!

My Secret for Cooking Shrimp!

Each month I try to feature food trends, post recipes and answer your questions. A few months back, the hot topic was chicken https://www.chefpatricia.com/tips-for-cooking-chicken-breasts-perfectly/. But recently, I have been getting just as many questions on how I...

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