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Chef Todd

Member Since: 28th April 2009
No of Articles: 25
About Me: I am thrilled to be an E-zine Expert Author and have a number of articles published on a variety of cooking topics (and write new ones all the time!) Page down to see the entire list and click the ones that are helpful to you.

Before I became Chef Todd Mohr, I was Todd Mohr - a guy who liked to cook. A lot of people, including me, even thought I was a pretty good cook. For starters, I had my five meals, well, recipes, I suppose, that I could make well. Being a creative person, I also used some of the techniques from my tried and true \"recipes\" to experiment a bit with new dishes. Some were good and some not so good, and I usually never knew what the difference was.

Through a series of events, I decided to change careers in 1996 and pursue my passion for cooking, so I enrolled in Baltimore International Culinary College. 18 months later, I emerged: Chef Todd Mohr.

The greatest thing I learned in culinary school was the \"how\" and the \"why\" that had been missing from my cooking all those years. My recipes only gave me the \"what\" - which left so much out! The greatest thing I gained in the years after culinary school, was the practical experience from working in kitchens and experimenting at home. Being observant, I learned even more \"hows\" and \"whys\" in addition to \"whats\" along my culinary journey. This experience and experimentation, more than anything else, is what turned Todd Mohr into Chef Todd Mohr.

My experience includes kitchen experience - all the way up to Executive Chef, as well as college teaching experience, starting and operating a successful catering company and then finally, the culmination of all of my passion: opening The Cooking School in Cary NC in 2007.

From The Cooking School, came \"Cooking Coarse\", my daily video blog that quickly gained a loyal You Tube following due to the uniqueness of the instruction offered. It was through feedback received from \"Cooking Coarse\" viewers that I decided to launch and provide this information to the world.

When I started getting emails that my videos had changed people\'s lives, I knew I was on to something and that was when was born.

This is my passion - I am excited to share it with you!


29th November 2011

Great Sauces Always Start With Roux

Great sauces can save a badly cooked piece of chicken. However, a bad sauce will ruin the best cooked meal. Being able to consistently create flavorful and smooth sauces is one of the best skills to have in the home kitchen. When you can make a var...

15th November 2011

Cook Simply and Easily with Fresh Ingredients Delivered to Your Door

Do you want to cook simply and still ensure that your kitchen is only producing healthy meals? Then you are going to love the idea that I'm going to share with you today. I just received my first produce box! This produce box is filled with healthy, fres...

11th November 2011

Learn How to Saute For Countless Quick Dinners

When you know how to sautť, then you have power over your food choices. Itís quick, easy, and you can sautť almost anything! Most cookbooks concentrate on the list of ingredients and forget to tell you HOW to cook. When you can repeat one cooking met...

09th November 2011

Cutting Vegetables Blindfolded is Still Easier

Cutting vegetables is so much easier when you donít have to take out your chopper/dicer device. You might think that the electric gadget is quicker and easier than your standard chefís knife, but youíd be wrong. Letís have a race. Ready, go! Get you...

19th September 2011

The Canning How To on Barbeque Sauce

These canning how-to tips came out of necessity. You see, Iíve been making my own barbeque sauce since I was a kid, but it caused conflict in my household. I loved using the sauce as a grilling marinade so Iíd make gallons of my "New York Attitude" Ba...

10th August 2011

Whats the Best Way For Cooking Brown Rice?

Cooking brown rice can be very confusing if you pay attention to a written recipe or package instructions. Thereís more than one way to cook brown rice, just like thereís more than one way to cook chicken, beef, or vegetables. Brown rice is whole-grai...

14th July 2011

Dig Deep For The Best Clam Chowder and Stuffed Clams

Clam digging is a tradition in my family. I grew up on the water, and had my own boat shortly after my first bicycle. Itís an activity that not only yields fantastic fresh ingredients for cooking, but a family activity that everyone enjoys. Itís one...

22nd June 2011

Top 15 Fathers Day Presents From The Kitchen

Fathers day presents from the kitchen are a great idea for the dad that cooks. Men and women cook differently. Men need gadgets, men like tools, and some of the best new dishes heíll create may be because of the new device youíve given him. Today, Ií...

14th June 2011

Grilling How To: New Ideas From Cleaning Your Grill to Non-Stick Fish

Iím inspired to create this ďGrilling How ToĒ because outdoor cooking season is now upon us! Itís my favorite cooking time of the year, but before I actually get grilling, Iíll have to inspect my barbeque and decide whether it will survive another summer...

24th May 2011

How To Create a 6 Course French Dinner Without Recipes

Would you break into a sweat if you had to create a 6 course French dinner for friends? Most people would, it can be intimidating cooking for other people. What makes this cooking stress even greater is trying to follow written recipes. Cooking is fu...

28th March 2011

9 Steps to Great Low Carb Cooking From Home

You donít need a written recipe to achieve great low carb cooking from home. One basic cooking method and the ingredients YOU desire are all it takes. Earlier this week, I showed you a low carb chicken recipe using sautť method. Todayís inspiration wi...

01st March 2011

A Quick Dinner Recipe Frees You From the Kitchen Faster

Stir Fry is the best way to create your own quick dinner recipe using ingredients you have on hand. Itís also a great way to create healthy meals using fresh ingredients and free yourself from the kitchen faster than following a written recipe would ever...

14th February 2011

Seafood Paella is a Quick Easy Dinner Made in One Pan

What is a quick easy dinner I can make in one pan? is a question most often asked of me. While I know the expected answer is a recipe, theyíd be asking the wrong person for a recipe. Iíve been urging people to ďBurn Your RecipesĒ through my online cooki...

04th January 2011

Spritz Cookies Ė Itís All In The Bagging!

Spritz cookies are my favorite cookie at the holidays. I donít make them any other time of the year, just as I donít watch ďA Christmas CarolĒ or ďThe GrinchĒ in July. These cookies bring back strong childhood memories for me, mostly of my Momís frustra...

26th November 2010

Salmon Gravlax Roses Make an Attractive Holiday Appetizer

Gravlax Roses can make a simple and attractive holiday appetizer from dry-cured salmon. Whether you cure the salmon yourself, or just purchase it, my simple procedure can be the focus of a fancy appetizer selection that only you know was quite simple. ...