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How to Cook Like a Gentleman Throwback Episode

how and why gentlemen should cookRegardless or not if you are married, dating, or single being able to cook is an attribute that everyone will appreciate.  You will be able to attract the heart of the person you like after they get over your physical appearance.  You can work toward your health goals by being able to cook.  If you want bigger muscles or less of a gut, you can find recipes that fit.  If you are married with kids and have little time to spare cooking, I am going to give you ways to address this problem.

Being a chef is not a hard skill to learn.  As long as you follow my tips and purchase the correct tools for this, you will be fine.  I have never tried to cook anything and regretted it.  This is a skill that will follow you for your entire life and can be used to impress at the house, at work, at parties, and anywhere else that food is made.  Sit back, get hungry, and learn ways to master that kitchen like a gentleman!


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How do you cook like a Gentleman?

  • General tips that all gentlemen should know
  • The tools of the trade
  • Principals for cooking
  • 3+1 recipes that you should know by hand
  • Why this matters to every gentleman regardless of your marital status
  • How this is an upgrade to your life
  • Money saving tips

Resources used in the making of the COOKING show:

Did you miss anything or want to check out the notes for the podcast episode today, look no further than the forum.  Iskilled gentlemen podcast forum post every episode that I do there for you to go back and find links and remember what was said.  While you are there, make sure you sign up to be a member.  Send me your username after signing up so that I can approve you.  That is all it takes to be a member.

How to Host a Summer Party

host summer partyParties are, for the most part, a great time.  Standing around with all of your friends and enjoying a drink and some food.  There are a lot of things that you need to be aware of when you are hosting a party.  Certain things that can make or break your party.  You, as a Gentleman, should be aware that your image in their eyes rests on your ability to host.  Don’t worry though, I have the answers that you are looking for.

Today I am going to talk, in depth, about the do’s and don’ts of hosting a summer party.  These should be simple events to host that take some planning and execution.  Remember that all drink recipes that you hear will be posted in the forum.  Also links can be found at the bottom of the page under references.


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How do you throw a great summer party?

  • Summer drinks that you should be a pro a making
  • How much food should you make for how many people
  • Great summer recipes that do not take much to cook
  • What kind of entertainment can you provide for your guests

Resources used to make the show:

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Did you miss anything or want to check out the notes for the podcast episode today, look no further than the forum.  Iskilled gentlemen podcast forum post every episode that I do there for you to go back and find links and remember what was said.  While you are there, make sure you sign up to be a member.  Send me your username after signing up so that I can approve you.  That is all it takes to be a member.

Run Your Kitchen Like A Master Chef

master chefIt is no secret that food brings people together.  For centuries we have come together with food.  It makes sense that a Gentleman needs to be able to put something together that tastes good.  A chef is someone that can make cheap invariance taste like an expensive meal.  This means that you can do the same thing that a master chef does to make a great meal for your family.

I am going to give you a few secrets and ways to run your kitchen like a master chef.  Completely redoing the way that your family does meal time is hard to do.  You have to make the effort to do this because it does matter.  You have to be willing to sacrifice your time in an effort to bring the family together.  Being a chef is one way to slow the family down and get them away from their screens.  Take these skills and these suggestions to be that element of change in your own families life.  It is not hard.


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How do I run my kitchen like a master chef?

  • Use everything you buy
    • Can what you don’t use
  • Crockpots save the day
  • Plan your meals
  • Grow your own spices
  • Cook more than you need and save the rest
  • Stay away from junk
  • 10 affordable ways to make your food taste more expensive

Resources used in the show today:

Thank you for listening to Skilled Gentlemen Podcast. Please find us on Facebook,iTunes,Twitter,Youtube,Zello and Pinterest and follow or subscribe to keep up with us.  The wheels are always turning over here in the office.  Sign up for the newsletter to get all updates to the podcast with your email address.  All comments, complaints, concerns, or questions please either comment below or email me at skilledgentlemen@gmail.com

How to make Brunswick Stew

Brunswick Stew is a really simple recipe that any man can put together. This particular recipe style is perfect for a slow cooker which means that you are able to wake up early, get everything put in the pot, go to work, and come home to an amazing smelling house.

Recipe:
1 can of cream corn
1 can of whole kernel corn
2 can diced tomatoes
bag of Lima beans
however much meat you want finely chopped
few dashes of worcestershire sauce
few dashes of hot sauce
1/2 cup of ketchup
1/2 cup of bbq sauce
any other vegetable you want to add

You put this in the slow cooker for however long you want. Just make sure that you have moisture in the pot so it does not burn.

This traditional dish is meant for when there are extra vegetables and meat left on the farm before winter hits. You cant store the vegetables because there is not enough but you don’t want to get rid of them. So you put them in a pot and slow cook them so the flavors mix and you get a mouth watering Brunswick stew.

In my house, we typically cook this right before the first snow storm. That is on its way here! One disaster that is common for snow storms is the loss of power. If you were to take the leftover Brunswick stew and freeze it you can have a meal that is ready to go if the power does go out.

Mentioned in the 4:05 mark of the Brunswick stew video, I mention the dutch oven (http://amzn.to/2iTRod7). When you buy this you can take your frozen Brunswick stew and cook it over an open flame. This can be from a camp stove or a fire pit. Check it out!

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Cold Weather Recipes – Skilled Gentlemen Throwback

cold weather recipesThere is no denying that the cold is upon us.  This is the time of year that the darkness starts to overtake the light in their everlasting battle for time in the sky.  Not only are we going to experience shorter days but we are in the prime of the year to have recipes that bring back major traditions.  The concept of traditions can bring someone back in their memories to a time in their lives that made them super happy.  Traditional recipes that make them remember a time that was once an easier time.  Recipes that are not just easy to make and useful to clean out the garden but that have a wonderful taste.  Along with stunning recipes but traditions that make these recipes what they are.  Alone they are just a soup and a stew but with a tradition behind them make it so much more.


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WHAT ARE SOME COLD WEATHER RECIPES THAT I SHOULD LOOK INTO?

  • Vegetable Soup
  • Brunswick Stew
  • Why I have these recipes on my list
  • What traditions are related to these recipes
  • Why you should consider bringing these recipes into your traditions

Related Resources from todays show

This is a throwback episode to a later date.  I am currently out of the office and spending time with my family and friends.  I will be active on social media and encourage you to contact me there.  On January 2nd, I will be back in the office and ready to start Season 3 of Skilled Gentlemen Podcast!

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Raising Chickens – A Complete Guide from Chick to Dinner

chickensRaising a chicken is really not a hard task to do.  Some complicate things with adding math and adding temperatures you have to be in, however a chicken will take care of their self.  There are plenty of reasons why you would want to start raising your own flock from grow house abuse to the marketing nonsense companies use to confuse us.  This podcast is not reasons why to raise your own chickens but more of how to do so.  If you can care for a dog, you can care for a chicken.  There are a few things that you need to know before you get started.  This is why this is considered a complete series.

I have cared for chickens for the past 3 years.  I have seen my own amount of death, life, and culling.  There are short cuts and needs that most tend to leave out when discussing how to raise these birds.  During the podcast I mentioned setting up my coop and the YouTube video that I put together explaining it.  Click here to see Chicken Coop from Old Shed.  This is how I built mine with both comfort and safety in mind.


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How do you care for and raise Chickens?

  • Pre Chick Purchase
  • Day 1 with Chicks
  • Graduation to yard
  • Graduation to Chicken coop
  • Their shelter, or not
  • What to feed them
  • Hatching your eggs
  • Dealing with death
  • Lifespan on the farm
  • Culling process
  • My no waste policy
  • Other concerns regarding raising chickens

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Pumpkin Spice Porter Brew

pumpkin spice porterI just finished my pumpkin spice porter beer.  Last night I opened it and it had an the most intoxicating smell.  The smell has a stronger pumpkin smell with the traditional hint of cinnamon.  The taste is even better.  It almost makes you want to get your ugg boots and your yoga pants on.  This is the perfect beer of the fall season.  The only downside is that I only brewed a 5 gallon batch!

As I have always said, if you can cook a box of rice you can brew a batch of beer.  The steps are simple and you will be able to brew your own by watching my YouTube video where I walk through the steps that I took to brew my batch of Pumpkin Spice Porter.


Thank you to Hop Goblin for making this process possible!  Visit their website and purchase your own ingredient kit.

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The Pumpkin Spice Porter Brew video

Yes, this video is pretty long, however it takes your through EVERYTHING you need to know about brewing this beer.  No steps are removed and all explanations are spelled out for you.  While you are watching the video you can pick up your Pumpkin Spice Porter 5 Gallon Extract Kit from HopGoblin.com.  Hurry up though, you need to act fast because it is a seasonal item.

Do you need a more “broken down” view of the brew process?

I took the time to make sure that I made different videos from different parts of the brew process.  Brewing is really easy and a lot of fun to do.  If you are looking for a new hobby or skill, you have found a very rewarding one.  Follow these really easy steps and you can have your own batch of beer.

The beer brewed with this past process was a Red Ale.  This is one of the simpler kinds of beer to brew.  Great for the fall or spring.

 

How and Why Gentlemen Should Cook

how and why gentlemen should cookRegardless or not if you are married, dating, or single being able to cook is an attribute that everyone will appreciate.  You will be able to attract the heart of the person you like after they get over your physical appearance.  You can work toward your health goals by being able to cook.  If you want bigger muscles or less of a gut, you can find recipes that fit.  If you are married with kids and have little time to spare cooking, I am going to give you ways to address this problem.

Being a chef is not a hard skill to learn.  As long as you follow my tips and purchase the correct tools for this, you will be fine.  I have never tried to cook anything and regretted it.  This is a skill that will follow you for your entire life and can be used to impress at the house, at work, at parties, and anywhere else that food is made.  Sit back, get hungry, and learn ways to master that kitchen like a gentleman!


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Why should men know how to cook?

  • General tips that all gentlemen should know
  • The tools of the trade
  • Principals for cooking
  • 3+1 recipes that you should know by hand
  • Why this matters to every gentleman regardless of your marital status
  • How this is an upgrade to your life
  • Money saving tips

Resources used in the making of the COOKING show:

Thank you for listening. Please find Skilled Gentlemen Podcast onFacebook,iTunes, Twitter, Youtube, and Pinterest and follow or subscribe to keep up with us.  The wheels are always turning over here in the office.  Sign up for the newsletter to get all updates to the podcast with your email address.  All comments, complaints, concerns, or questions please either comment below or email me at skilledgentlemen@gmail.com

Modern Day Cooking for Gentlemen

Modern Day Cooking for GentlemenCooking is one of the basics needs for people.  It is not hard to cook something, however it takes a Gentleman to take food and turn it into a masterpiece.  There have been trends that have been moving around for years and now it has cycled again to what is considered by Skilled Gentlemen Podcast as Modern Day Cooking.  What is this modern day cooking and how can it be applied to your life without costing a lot of money and not taking up hours of your life.  Weather you are single or married, by listening to this episode, you are going to blow this skill out of the park by making food that is healthy and has amazing taste without spending hours inside the kitchen or massive amounts of money at the store.


Keep in mind that four year old Katarina needs our help to purchase a diabetic alert dog.  Her story and how you can help can be found in the podcast where I interviewed her and her parents.  Man Up and donate to her go fund me page.

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How can Modern Day Cooking make a difference in my life?

  • The cycles of cooking
  • What is it
  • Why it matters to keep up with this trend
  • How to blow people out of the water with your food
  • 6 simple recipes to master
  • Wine basics
  • How to make your own spices
  • What food labels mean
  • How to save money with this
  • How to save time

References used in Modern Day Cooking for Gentlemen:

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Grilling Basics

grilling basicsSpring is in the air.  You can feel it during the heat of the day when you walk outside.  You can smell it as you walk through your grass and stir up the smell.  Your need for a jacket becomes less needed.  Your starting to think about the summer and what involves with it.  Pool parties, camping, holiday parties, and excuses to get outside all lead to one thing.  When you think about men cooking you immediately think of the grill.  The man standing beside the grill with smoke and steam coming out with some amazing food sitting over that glorious flame.  This is the essence of spring.  Grilling out.  But what stands between a normal guy and a grilling master?  Grilling basics.  Today I am going to attempt to teach you about grilling.  If you are new to the concept, which a lot are, you will learn a lot and even if you are a master there is always room to grow.  Don’t be that guy that has a reputation for crappy food.  Gentlemen have the reputation of being able to master the grill!

What are the grilling basics

  • Differences between Gas and Charcoal
  • Burgers
  • Chicken
  • Steak
  • Vegetables
  • General Tips
  • The Ultimate Outdoor Kitchen

If you like the show today, you may also want to listen to:

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Resources used in Grilling Basics:

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