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Tryon NC Personal Chef - Chef Patricia
Fall in the Air Makes You Think About Soups!

Fall in the Air Makes You Think About 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 knife skills, but my love for creating soups blossomed into over 40 recipes and continues...

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Spotlight Local Business Update

Spotlight Local Business Update

It’s been a long time coming, but Tryon is finally going to have an authentic seafood restaurant! Not surprisingly, the genius behind this new restaurant is none other than Katie and Don of Katie D’s NY Bagels and Deli . Having made that business a success, they...

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Take the Time to Grate Your Cheese!

Take the Time to Grate Your Cheese!

One of the many benefits of having your very own personal chef is knowing that I not only try to create a balanced dish but take great care into buying quality ingredients. With that said, keeping up on what is happening with the food supply chain and food sourcing...

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Velvet Cauliflower Soup

Velvet Cauliflower Soup

Ingredients: 1-2 heads cauliflower depending on the size leaves trimmed 8 tablespoons butter, cut into 8 pieces maybe more 3-4 potatoes peeled and quartered, I like Yukon gold 2-3 shallots, roughly chopped *can use 1 medium onion or 1 leek sliced and rinsed ½ cup...

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How to Cook Spaghetti Squash

How to Cook Spaghetti Squash

Spaghetti Squash is an integral part of several of my menus and I have been asked repeatedly what’s the best way to cook it. Truthfully, it’s taken me some time to master the process as I used to cook the squash way to long and it became watery and mushy. Once you’ve...

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Start the New Year Off with Yoga

Start the New Year Off with Yoga

My blogs are always centered around food but there is a definite connection to wellness when you combine the right diet with the right exercise! That word exercise means different things to different people but Yoga is one of the most universal ways to stay in shape...

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My Secret for Cooking Shrimp!

My Secret for Cooking Shrimp!

Due to where we live, I’m limited in getting good quality seafood consistently, but I can get beautiful wild caught North Carolina shrimp. The good news is shrimp and related prawns have so much versatility. They are the perfect candidate for entrees, salads, tacos,...

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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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Chef Patricia

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828-215-2607
Patty@chefpatricia.com

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