Delightfully Sinful Desserts

Everything from Tiramisu (pictured) to Pecan Pie, Christmas Pudding, Cream Pies, tarts for all occasions and wonderfully moist, light crumb layer cakes will be reviewed.


Right Tools for the Job

Complete rundown on all the tools, pots, pans, utensils, gadgets and handheld appliances are discussed with suggestions for best quality and superior functionality made available in The Pantry

Pots & Pans

Major Appliances, Trends, Current and Future Functionality

The Kitchen of the future, major trends in appliance development, trends in cooking that effect developing technologies, sustainability trends are all subjects for our blogs. Home chefs need to be aware of what is developing to stay ahead of the best and fastest methods available to maximize the building, layering and maximizing flavor in food.

Major Appliances

Salads, Summer Coolers, Fruits and Vegetables

There are several post that already speak to salads, Grilled Vegetables, Cold Summer Soups and plenty of uses for our most refreshing fruits and vegetables. We even include tropical fruits like guava, mangoes, coconuts, kiwi and figs.


Java Jive

Boy do we cover coffee, home roasting, cold brewing, recommended coffee makers, types of coffee beans, grinding methods and grinders. Our collective love of coffee and devotion to drinking well brewed coffee in summer or winter is unparalleled.


Membership Features


The Pantry

The dictionary defines a Pantry as “a small closed space connected to a kitchen, often with a door, in which food and utensils for food preparation can be stored." The Cooking Exchange Pantry contains knowledge about food, cooking food and cooking utensils. Look up health data and cooking characteristics of your favorite cooking oils and fats. Find troubleshooting information on baking techniques. Discover information and suggestions on pots, pans, and other cooking tools and utensils. Click … [Get Details...]


International Recipe Collection

Though nascent, the Cooking Exchange Recipe Collection contains over 500 recipes, from Appetizers to Desserts; representing a wide range of dishes from comfort food simple, such as Saveur’s Meatloaf Recipe, to the classically elegant Chateaubriand Marchand de Vin. Our collection includes a truly international flair, with dishes from American, Creole, Cajun, French, Moroccan, Spanish and West Indian Cuisines. At least, half of these mouth-watering recipes has been interpreted or re-invented by … [Get Details...]

Premium Feature(s)


Announcing The Cooking Exchange Recipe of the Month Club

The Cooking Exchange Recipe of the Month Club offers home cooks and amateur chefs exclusive access to new recipes, created by our chef site members. These are either newly crafted recipes or uniquely adapted recipes not available to the general public, including Cooking Exchange Regular members. Recipes posted and made accessible via this membership will remain exclusive for at least two-years after they are initially posted.

These Recipes will be aimed at family weekday dining, with intermittent post for holiday or entertainment recipes. Weekday family meals will include inventive Main Dishes and Sides with the periodic quick dessert, such as cookies, custards, puddings and tarts.

Click here to find out more…

Private Cooking Instruction!

We are working out the details… Coming soon to New York Area, private cooking classes, in your home or in ours.

Video of Recipe of the Month Preparation

As soon as we can figure out the details and editing requirements. We tend to be a bit camera shy…

Recent Posts

Grilled Peach Caprese Salad

Add Flair to Grilled Meats & Seafood with These Grilled Side Salads!

Gone are the days when some of the familiar sides that accompanied a backyard barbecue or grilling dinner are sufficient to satisfy the modern foodie. People are seeking healthier options and dishes that excite the palate. This trend has moved the sides from the background to center stage, right up front with the entrees, be […]

Creamy Coleslaw

Perfect Coleslaw for Grilling & Barbecue

Perfection in coleslaw is particularly pejorative, in as much it must be based on individualistic taste for creamy versus tart, as well as the degree of bite (crunchiness) and or spiciness of the recipe. Original, or if you prefer, traditional coleslaw calls for cabbage salad tossed with a vinaigrette dressing. The Apicius, a collection of […]

Pizza Oven - Grill and Smoker

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With Memorial Day imminent, signaling as it does the informal start to summer life and most certainly, the so-called grilling and barbecue season, I thought I would explore some of the trends for 2015 that could influence your backyard cooking over the next few months. It seems the top trend has more to do with […]

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Mango, lime and raspberry sorbet

Cooling It! Sno-Cones, Italian Ices, Sorbets and Sherbets.

Spring/summer is upon us and it is time for outdoor living. It would seem that we have evolved from four discrete seasons to a two-season environment, with neither season being all that predictable. However, when spring days in early May register temperatures in the mid-seventies, rather than a more temperate mid-sixties, Memorial Day marks not […]