In The Kitchen With Stefano Faita

Recently, I discovered an incredible, wonderful and not to mention great looking chef on television on CBC. I was flipping through the channels one time and I really enjoy cooking shows, so I stopped on CBC’s channel while I saw this cooking show, and I saw that it was In The Kitchen with Stefano Faita, so I started to watch his cooking show, and I automatically knew it was a show I would like then I began to love it. I cannot wait to watch his show daily and especially, by the way Chef Stefano explains the way to cook food, incredibly easy methods, very tasty, full of flavour foods of which I like. I love to cook myself and I can tell that he is not afraid of adding a lot of flavour and he is always enthusiastic and excited when it comes to food.

This past week, I had the pleasure of speaking with Chef Stefano Faita during his chat that he had set up for his fans to ask him questions, and he gave me tips and tricks on what to do with stir fry when it becomes too liquidy, to always make sure my wok is hot and to make sure the liquid from the meat and vegetables dry out before putting in the soya sauce or whatever seasoning , and I had also asked him how to make pasta from scratch and he explained it to me thoroughly and I got to see his recipes and he answered me so quickly because it was an hour chat with him. He seems to be such a great person all around and I am so glad I got that moment to talk with him. I’d love to meet Chef Stefano Faita someday and enjoy his food that he makes with his magic chef hands. I am really impressed, and there are foods and ingredients that I never knew of until I learned them from Stefano. I enjoy chopping, dicing and the way he handles food. He is a natural.

I have learned so much about cooking from him that, I cannot wait to try his recipes at home to feed my family, friends and when people come over whether it’s for the holidays, occasions or for no reason, just to hang out with great company and great food in the mix, that will keep people coming back for more as Stefano says while he is cooking on Television.

You can catch In The Kitchen with Stefano Faita on CBC at 3:30pm Monday-Friday’s  in Canada or you can go to www.cbc.ca/inthekitchen to obtain more information, Stefano’s recipes, and where you can connect with him on Facebook, Twitter and more. You can also go to a taping of his show and be part of his audience. I wish Stefano Faita the best and May you continue working with those Magic Chef hands that you are so gifted with.

Talin’s Famous Sweet & Sour Cashew Chicken Stir Fry…

One of my passions in life is cooking and I love to spend time in the kitchen coming up with new types of dishes to feed my family. I really enjoy cooking and it gives me time to think about things and everything else on a personal level. My Famous Sweet & Sour Cashew Chicken Stir Fry is loved by my family and I will be making it for friends very soon. Here is how to make this scrumptious and delicious dish:

Ingredients Required:

Brown Sugar, All Purpose Seasoning, Garlic Cloves, Light Soya Sauce, Cashews, Green Peppers, Red Peppers, Red Onions, Celery Sticks, Boneless Chicken Thighs or Strips for Stir Fry, All Spice.

To Make the Sauce:

2-3 table spoons of Brown Sugar, 2 teaspoons of All Purpose Seasoning, 3 garlic cloves crushed or chopped, 3 tablespoons of Light Soya Sauce, 1 teaspoon of All Spice.

Mix the sauce ingredients together, then add about 2 table spoons of Olive Oil…. let the sauce ingredients incorporate with each other for abour 10-15 minutes while you chop up your vegetables.

Ingredient to put first in the WOK OR DEEP PAN — NON STICK PAN

 In a 3 teaspoon fulls of Olive Oil – Cook the Chicken Stirfry meat thoroughly until well done, but on Medium heat, not on high… After Put in the Chopped onions. Chop them into stir fry bits. put in about 2 or 3 onions. Let them cook together for about 5-10 minutes…. Then you put in all your chopped vegetables. After doing so, the sauce you prepared for your stirfry you put them in.

TO Prepare the Cashews (Remember the Cashews and the Sauce are the main sources of Flavour)

In a separate pan, use a small pan and put in about 1 cup full of Cashews, and put about 2 tablespoon fulls of Unsalted butter, or Olive Oil…. DO NOT OVERCOOK the Cashews… Get them to be slightly golden brown…. After you put the cashews into the cooked stirfry and you serve immediately. You do not want the crunchiness of the cashews to be mushy. Serves around 4-5 people….

With the Chicken Stir fry you have an option to cook it with noodles if you like, on the side of it you can cook brown or regular parboiled rice.

there you have it!

Nice and easy and healthy too!

BON APETIT!