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Sean Jewett

Sean Jewett

Sean is lucky enough to live, work, and play in the Willamette Valley of Oregon, USA. He has been cooking professionally for 20 years, the last 15 in the best kept secret of American Locavores. With a serious love for cooking, and eating, Sean loves to share knowledge and learn new tricks.

Tunacious Tuna Salad – 3 stunning recipe

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Tuna salad is a relatively new invention. With the wide availability of canned tuna, cooks found a new medium to play with. Early twentieth century recipes for chicken and turkey salads offer tuna as a replacement for these poultry based salads. This makes sense as tuna was quickly becoming a grocery store staple and was becoming cheaper and cheaper. 

Rocking the Wok – Stir frying techniques

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Stir frying is one of the most used cooking methods in the world

When done correctly it can be a very healthy, quick meal. When done incorrectly, like at the “Chinese” restaurant down the road from my house, in can be greasy mush. I’m going to give you some tips on how to avoid the greasy mush and make easy delicious stir fry.

Chicken Fajitas Recipes – Authentic mexican flavours

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Chicken Fajitas Recipes - Authentic mexican flavours

The fajita is a gem brought to the world from Tex-Mex culture. I love fajitas because they are very quick to prepare and very quick to please.  It was originally made with skirt steak that farm hands would get as payment while driving cattle in the American Southwest. The word fajita comes from the Spanish faja, meaning belt or sash, and “ita” is a diminutive meaning little.

How to make Pesto

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How to make Pesto

Scroll down for the recipe and instruction on how to make pesto

One of my favorite times of the year is when basil plants are exploding with fresh leaves that need to be used before they turn. This is pesto season!! I like to get the whole family together for making pesto from scratch. Not only are they extra hands in processing the ingredients, it’s a great time to hang out with a captive audience who may have ideas to make a different kind of pesto. I made my first sun dried tomato pesto as a result of one of our “basil bashing” sessions.

How to Make Bolognese Sauce

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How to Make Bolognese Sauce

How you say, Bolognese!

Spaghetti alla Bolognese, so delicious, so not Italian, but why hold ourselves to tradition when combining talents can make better food?

Bolognese sauce reminds me of the original meat loaf; the original meat loaf was beef, pork, and veal, ground separately and prepared in layers, when was the time you had traditional meat loaf?

How To Make Chicken Fried Rice

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How To Make Chicken Fried Rice

love chicken fried rice! All chicken fried rice. I have been fortunate to have learned how to make several different kinds, sweet Thai, spicy Thai, Malaysian, Filipino, Chinese-American, and a few others. The one thing they all have in common is rice, but that can be where the similarities end. Even the rice can be very different, some cultures use jasmine, some basmati.

How to Cook Salmon

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How to Cook Salmon

King, Coho, Pink, and Sockeye, among others, are very popular for their health benefits and flavor. Some salmon can be eaten rare, some has to be hot smoked over a long period of time, some is only good for deep frying, but the vast majority is only good for scanning.