Have you noticed the red rectangular widget button, TalkToChef, on the left side of this site? I recently became an affiliate with them and I’m very excited for you to be able to get professional culinary help while cooking or baking. I’m not a professional, and I’ll admit, there are probably better and easier ways to cook some of the recipes on this site.
Here’s how it works:
Let’s say you’re making French Chocolate Mousse for the first time. You found a delicious looking recipe. You went grocery shopping. Just after cracking the last egg, you realize you actually don’t have any cream of tartar. The recipe doesn’t call for very much. Should you just skip it? Is it worth borrowing some from the neighbor or running back to the grocery store? Is there anything you have that would work as a substitute? Talk to chef!
Your Dinner Rolls dough isn’t rising like the recipe says it should. What may have gone wrong? Is there anything you can do to help it rise, or is it too late? Talk to chef!
Lemon Blueberry Muffins look delicious, and you happen to have blueberries and a few lemons in your kitchen! But you’ve been trying really hard to eat healthier. Is there anything you can add, subtract or substitute to modify this recipe to meet your health standards? Could you leave out some of the sugar? Could you use part or all whole wheat flour and still get a similar consistency and taste? Is there any way to add more protein to the muffins? Talk to chef!
Your daughter has several sudden new dietary restrictions and her birthday is coming up next week and she has really been craving chocolate cake. You are determined to get her some chocolate cake, but where is a good, acceptable recipe taking into account her new dietary restrictions? Talk to chef!
When you’re in the kitchen and have a culinary question, there is a professional chef somewhere in the world excited to answer it! If you’re following an online recipe, it’s great to post your question online, but sometimes it takes time to get a response. If you need an immediate response, TalkToChef has many chefs ready to video chat with you right in your time of need.