National Taco Day? Bite Your Tongue!

Lingua Taco
October 4 is National Taco Day. If you’re like us, you don’t need an excuse to eat tacos and you’ll surely agree they’ve become an indelible delight devoured daily by millions worldwide. Historically speaking, the origin of the taco predates the arrival of the Spanish in Mexico. There is...

CVap as a Critical Component of HACCP

Many of you have discovered the benefits of precision low-temperature cooking provided by CVap® equipment. We often receive reports of you preparing the perfectly prepared rare steak or a beautiful mid-rare burger. But you might not know that this same process provided by Controlled Vapor technology can also be a critical part...

Announcing the 2018 Winston Equipment Grant Award Winner

Child nutrition is important to Winston Foodservice, so every year we partner with the School Nutrition Foundation (SNF) to offer the annual Winston Equipment Grant Award. This grant is for schools in need of new equipment to serve their students hot and nutritious meals. The winning district may select...

Celebrating Cinco de Mayo High on the Hog!

In honor of Cinco de Mayo, we’re celebrating with a couple of festive CVap recipes – our own twists on pork butt enchiladas and tamales! Cinco de Mayo—or the fifth of May—commemorates the Mexican army’s 1862 victory over France at the Battle of Puebla during the Franco-Mexican War (1861-1867)....

CVap Sous Vide Shrimp with Butter Herb Sauce

Sous Vide Shrimp
Today I’m sharing one of our favorite CVap sous vide recipes: Shrimp with Butter Herb Sauce. If you are looking for tender, perfectly cooked shrimp bathed in a light, buttery sauce with a bright, citrus-shallot flavor (with just a hint of thyme), you will really love this one. This...

Fantastic Fish is Freakishly Easy in an Open Fryer!

Delicious Fried Fish Sandwich
Don’t be chicken about using your Collectramatic® fryer to cook fish! During the Lenten season, Fish Fry Fridays are a welcome and delicious reason to indulge in some fried fish! You already know Collectramatic fryers are unparalleled at frying chicken. But did you know they’re also great for cooking...

Kentucky Lamb Hams – Not B-a-a-a-a-a-a-a-d!

shaved lamb ham
Ham. The very word brings to mind the many variations of the savory pork product. In the vast majority of cases, when folks say “ham,” they mean pork. Recently however I was talking with my friend Valerie Samutin about her lambs on Freedom Run Farm and she told me...

The Flavor of the Emerald Isle is Easy as Pie!

shepherd's pie feature
Once again, we find ourselves celebrating St. Patrick’s Day. Here in the Ohio Valley, most of us have at least a smidgen of Irish blood flowing through our veins. But on March 17, we all tend to be sons (or daughters) of Erin. One of the classic recipes in...

Celebrate National School Breakfast Week with CVap Southwestern Frittata Wrap!

frittata feature
We love experimenting with trends, often blending techniques and flavors to come up with new creations. The one we share here combines two enormously popular ingredients – eggs and wraps – and gives the dish a Latino twist. And although these ingredients probably bring breakfast to mind, the dish...

CVap Pineapple Chinese Five-Spice Pork Riblets

Pineapple Chinese 5-Spice Riblets
Happy New Year! 新年快乐 (xīn nián kuài lè) The Year of the Dog is nearly upon us. Though commonly thought of as Chinese New Year here in the US, it’s a holiday celebrated by much of the Asian world, and nearly a fifth of the planet’s population. Like any...

Let the Good Times Roll with CVap Gumbo Ya Ya!

Laissez les bons temps rouler
“Gumbo is a veritable art form in Louisiana. There are as many gumbo recipes as there are cooks.” Stir the Pot: The History of Cajun Cuisine, p. 135 Of all the dishes in the realm of Louisiana cooking, gumbo is the most famous and likely the most popular. Although...

Preparing for Pickling Perfection in a CVap

CVap pickled veggies
In my heyday of contemporary cooking (call it what you will, Farm to Table, Conscious Cuisine, Haute Cuisine, whatever), preservation was (and had always been) a major trend. Preservation – in the forms of pickling, fermenting, smoking, curing etc. – are all ways to preserve the season you are...

Hope You Made It To The Georgia Equipment Academy!

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Every year, members of the Industry segment of the School Nutrition Association gear up for what we call “school show season.” We travel from state to state and participate in each association’s annual School Nutrition Conference. We set up our booths, catch up with our industry peers, mingle with...

Brown Butter Butter – A Delicious Science Experiment!

Brown Butter Butter!
The title of this post is accurate, it’s not a typo. Beurre noisette is the French term for brown butter. It’s typically a sauce in which whole butter is melted until the milk solids separate (from the butter fat), caramelize and brown. It’s incredibly rich and delicious, and the...

Broth Pho Sho’

Whenever the weather starts turning cool, my thoughts turn to soups, stews, and broths. There is nothing better to take the chill off your bones than a piping hot bowl of soup. I am often asked if CVap can be used to make a good stock or broth, and...

Fried Chicken and Steamed Rice Held in CVap Stay So Nice!

Uncle Jack Fried Chicken
Uncle Jack Fried Chicken is a Malaysian restaurant chain that uses our Collectramatic pressure fryers to cook fried chicken. Ordinarily they placed the finished chicken in a display warmer for serving. To maximize holding time, they limited the warmer to 35°C (95°F), putting a limit on the amount of...

The Story of a Perfect Turkey Starts with CVap

Turkey in CVap
There are so many sensory delights to appreciate in a properly roasted turkey. The skin should have a consistent golden brown hue and a crisp texture that is audible when met with a knife (or a pair of fingers trying to filch a tidbit before it goes to the...

The 2018 Winston Equipment Award Grant Applications Begin December 1, 2017!

School Nutrition has never been more important.
Mark your calendar! Your opportunity to apply for the 2018 Winston Equipment Award is December 1, 2017! The award provides ten pieces of Winston Foodservice equipment to a school district in need of improving its school meal kitchen facilities through a competitive grant process. The winning school district can...

Bring Bodacious Benedict to Your Breakfast

Life is busy. That fact is as true for us here at Winston as it is for anyone. Taking the time to have a good breakfast is a rarity, I suspect, for most of us. What if you could easily provide your customers with just such a respite, without...

Baking Bagels without Boiling? Yes, in a CVap Oven

Bagels are delicious.
I ran across a post on social media about New York style bagels. It got me thinking…can I do that in CVap oven? I already knew that I could proof in CVap, but I wanted to know if I could mimic the step where the bagels are boiled. I...