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Sam

Sam is originally from Boston, MA. He studied ecology and Spanish language during his undergraduate degree at Hampshire College (Amherst, MA). He then went on to train as a chef at the prestigious Culinary Institute of America (Hyde Park, NY) and earn an introductory certification from the Court of Master Sommeliers in San Francisco in 2013. He currently lives in Barcelona, Spain and works as a culinary tour operator, wine educator, and food/travel writer for several outlets including My First Apartment. You can check out his blog at Zucker and Spice Travel.
Is This Still Ok to Eat? 7 Tips for Leftover Safety
Is This Still Ok to Eat? 7 Tips for Leftover Safety

Is This Still Ok to Eat? 7 Tips for Leftover Safety

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Our all-things-culinary pro, Sam, shares his professional leftover storage tips, just in time to help you decide if you should risk one more turkey/stuffing/cranberry sauce sandwich.                                        LEFTOVER SAFETY TIPS by Sam We have all had that unpleasant experience of finding a long-since spoiled container of leftover food lurking in the back of the refrigerator.…
How to Cook a Classic Thanksgiving Dinner
How to Cook a Classic Thanksgiving Dinner

How to Cook a Classic Thanksgiving Dinner

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Our CIA student guest blogger, Sam, shows how to throw a real adult Thanksgiving dinner party. FOUR CLASSIC RECIPES FOR THANKSGIVING DINNER by Sam For most of us, Thanksgiving means a meal enjoyed with family and friends, and if you’re like me, that meal was almost always at home with the parents. Throughout college I…
First Apartment Pantry Essentials
First Apartment Pantry Essentials

First Apartment Pantry Essentials

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Our culinary expert Sam, a student at the CIA, has put together his list of  pantry essentials. The full list will cost about $100 at any large supermarket (we priced it at Fresh Direct in NYC) but if you are living solo or have minimal space, you could get started with $50 or even less.…
Equip Your First Kitchen for under $170
Equip Your First Kitchen for under $170

Equip Your First Kitchen for under $170

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When you have to equip your first kitchen, buying the right tools can be daunting and expensive, but it doesn’t have to be. The key to properly outfitting your kitchen with the basics is collecting a handful of multi-purpose tools that can be used in a wide array of food preparations. I recommend that you…