Irish Coffee is a hot, creamy classic drink and has been a favorite in Irish pubs with a popularity that may rival a great stout. Irish Coffee may not be the first coffee-based drink with alcohol, but this cocktail has become one of the most famous. It combines rich black coffee with Irish whiskey, brown sugar, and lightly whipped cream.
While the tradition of having turkey as the main course of a Thanksgiving meal has been around for decades, it may be time to mix up your typical routine and choose a spotlight-worthy alternative to your turkey this year! If you are looking to replace your turkey this holiday season, here are some non-traditional mouth-watering favorites recommended by Kendall College Chefs.
Roast rib of Beef
Porchetta Pork Roast
Roast Leg of Lamb
Fried Chicken (with a honey drizzle…yum!)
For those of you sticking with the traditional turkey, Kendall College’s Chef Thomas Meyer is sharing his poultry brine recipe – the key to a delicious, flavorful turkey!
One of the simplest things you can do to achieve a successfully cooked turkey is to brine the turkey. You can get creative and play with the brine to suit your menu: add citrus, lavender, honey, and more. Helpful hint: if a full turkey leaves you with too many leftovers, you can always substitute with individual turkey legs or breasts!
Yield: 36 oz.
Portion Size: 2 oz.
1 cup kosher salt
1/2 cup light brown sugar
1 gallon vegetable stock
1 tablespoon black peppercorns
1 1/2 teaspoons allspice berries
1 1/2 teaspoons chopped candied ginger
1 gallon heavily iced water
Combine the vegetable stock, salt, brown sugar, peppercorns, allspice berries, and candied ginger in a large stockpot over medium-high heat. Stir occasionally to dissolve solids and bring to a boil. Then remove the brine from the heat, cool to room temperature, and refrigerate.
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It takes a lot of work to plan out an entire holiday meal, create a grocery list, brave the grocery store lines, and spending hours preparing the food to finally enjoy. When you finally get to savor the food you’ve spent so much time and energy making, there is nothing better than sitting back and having a glass of wine to go along with it. The wine you choose is very important, though! Did you know that if you pair the wrong type of wine with your food, it can actually make it taste bad? You don’t want to ruin your delicious meal with the wrong wine!
During our Kendall College Virtual Open House on October 26, our faculty demonstrated how to make some treats perfect for the season: Blood and Sand Cocktails and Pumpkin Pot De Crème. Here are the recipes to make your own at home. Share your creations on social media and tag us at @KendallCollege!
On Friday, September 27, 2019, Kendall College at National Louis University participated in a cooking demonstration at Harold Washington College. Transfer students learned how to cook a healthy—yet tasty ramen meal in less than 30 minutes! See recipe below: