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The Science of the Perfect Pie

Pie season is officially here. Whether you’re a seasoned pie maker or learning to make pie for the first time, these tips from NGI alum Cheryl Perry, a professional baker and author of the cookbook For the Love of Pie: Sweet and Savory Recipes, will help you improve your pie making game. Starting with the […]

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Celebrate Fall with Pumpkins

Few things are as evocative of fall as the pumpkin. At its most basic, it’s pumpkin spice latte season. For many kids, pumpkins carved into jack-o’-lanterns are a sign that Halloween – and the candy that it brings – is right around the corner. And as we near Thanksgiving, pumpkins baked into a pie are […]

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Tips on Becoming Vegan – Nutrition Concerns

World Vegan Day is right around the corner on November 1. For some people, it’s a time to raise awareness to the benefits of eating a plant-based diet and for others, it marks the start of a lifestyle change. At Natural Gourmet Institute, we support individuals with their diet preferences or requirements, focusing on health […]

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Celebrating Female Chefs – International Day of the Girl

International Day of the Girl, which was celebrated on October 11th, is a day that “aims to highlight and address the needs and challenges girls face, while promoting girls’ empowerment and the fulfillment of their human rights.” As a female-founded culinary school, Natural Gourmet Institute (NGI) is always looking for a reason to celebrate our […]

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The Rise of the Plant-Based Diet

Can ‘shojin’ cuisine (Japanese temple food) set the world standard? This article was written and translated from the original Japanese article in “Japan Class” Vol. 20, Toho Publishing House, published in September 2018 by Chef’s Training Program (CTP 281) student Maki Wennmann. Sour memories – Umeboshi in Guatemala It all started at La Aurora International Airport, […]

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5 Fall Dessert Ideas That Aren’t Pumpkin Spice Or Apple

Are you team pumpkin or team apple? Who says it has to be a two-party system? Here are five sweet autumn favorites worthy of your vote: Cranberry Walnut: Dress up your chocolate chip cookies for the season: fold ½ cup dried cranberries, ½ cup chopped walnuts, and 2 teaspoons orange zest into the dough along […]

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